Well it seems that day has come.
Jibs no longer needs to start his day with a banana.
It is always a striking to me when little routines change. Routines that seem so definitive of a certain time.
Baby Jib loved bananas, toddler Jib does not. (Though I'm sure he will always love Caroline's Banana Gelato!)
We have moved on to bigger, better, and more mature things such as peanut butter.
Peanut butter on apple slices, crackers, toast. Peanut butter in cookies and now in bread.
This bread has tons of rich peanut butter and banana flavour .
The house will smell amazing while it's cooking!
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
(adapted from Cooking Light)
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (3-4)
1/3 cup buttermilk
heaping 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds(optional)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Preheat oven to 350* and grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
Whisk together flours, wheat bran, soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice in a large bowl. (I used my kitchenaid.)
Mash banana in a medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk, peanut butter and butter. Add eggs and sugar.
Beat banana mixture into flour mixture, just until combined.
Bake for 1 hour or until cake tester comes out clean.
**I don't think this bread needs anything else, but Cooking Light suggests making a peanut glaze.
If you want to try it, here is the full recipe.