Wednesday morning I opened the fridge and my eyes landed on the two browning bananas I placed in there a few days prior. I often use these bananas for making protein pancakes but that day I was feeling some banana bread.
I’ve always been a lover of banana bread; ok let’s be real, I’m a lover of any bread.
I’ve tried many recipes and I’ve got to say that this is by far my favorite! Adding the powdered peanut butter really makes this bread pop and I’ve gotten nothing but compliments every time someone tastes this! Eddie actually came home last night and gobbled down two pieces – so winner winner chicken dinner! I’ve been practicing finding ways to add more protein to my meals and being able to add more to a dessert is even better; maybe I’ll try adding some collagen soon and see how that works!
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I’ve been listening to some audio books and podcasts recently to help fill in those “down time” moments. I love fiction books while I’m driving (you can see what I’ve been reading on my good reads account if you want!), podcasts while I’m cooking, and devotionals while I’m stretching. Having something playing in the background helps me feel a little grounded. It’s weird because I actually also really enjoy serious quiet time where I can reflect, or simply be still; I’m always contradicting myself.
All of that being said, I’m in desperate need of some new podcasts to listen to.
I love hearing people stories, funny things, crime, faith, and business – so if you have a handful of favorites I would love to add them to my list.
1 3/4 Cup Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Powdered Peanut Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Butter (softened)
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Large Eggs
1 Cup Mashed Ripe Bananas (2-3 medium bananas)
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
Splash of Almond Milk If Needed
// Heat the oven to 350.
// Mix flour & baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside.
// In a large bowl using either a Kitchen Aid Mixer or handheld mixer to combine the butter, powdered peanut butter, sugar, mashed bananas, and eggs. (I actually fully melt my butter but it’s a personal preference)
// Add flour slowly to the mixture and add milk if needed.
// Mix in salt & cinnamon then fold in chocolate chip.
// Spray bread pan with cooking spray and add the mixture to the pan.
// Bake for 50-60 minutes
// Allow to cool for at least five minutes then enjoy!