my eyes are bigger than my stomach.
I love food.
Too much… but in a good way, I promise.
But my life consists of eating. all. the. time. am I okay with that? well, yes. obviously.
Not every one of my morning’s is filled with cinnamon rolls with maple frosting or nutella rice krispies… and yes I do have those every, errr, so often. maybe it’s a little early to be hitting the sugar coma stage, maybe not… but really folks, that’s debatable.
I know, a little kooky.
For real though, I think I found the silver lining.
I’d like to introduce you to peanut butter banana bread. I like this bread. It’s super sweet to me and just makes me feel good about my day.
Go ahead, think of this bread as your friend… and then it eat. no, there’s nothing weird about that.
Don’t yell at me when you eat all of this in less than two hours. I can’t hear you through the computer. but wouldn’t that be something? maybe that’s apple’s next big move.
We can get through this together. promise.
This narrowly beats my daily bowl of cocoa puffs as a midnight snack. or just comes right after.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. 1 tbsp baking powder. 1/4 tsp baking soda. 1/2 tsp salt. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed. 1/4 cup, plus 1 tbsp sugar. 5 tbsp butter. 3 very ripe bananas. 2 tbsp milk. 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter.
Preparation (makes 1 loaf, 12 slices): Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and coat a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugars and mix until blended. Cut in the butter until crumbles begin to form.
Meanwhile, mash 2 bananas with a fork. Add in milk and stir together. Measure peanut butter and fold into banana mixture. Whisk until all wet ingredients combine. Pour peanut banana mixture into the dry ingredients and, using a spatula or a wooden spoon, combine batter until everything is mixed well (your batter should have a wet, creamy consistency).
Pour into loaf pan and top with slices from the remaining banana and the remaining tbsp of sugar. bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Good thing I made this for a friend or else I don’t know what I would’ve done. believe me, those 12 hours after-baking-and-before-giving were the hardest 12 hours of my life. happy noming, friends.
Nutritional information: 235 calories, 9g fat (4 sat, 3 mono, 1.5 poly), 36g carbs, 4.5g protein