Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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Tomorrow is my husband, Dennis’ birthday. Dennis loves nothing more than peanut butter. I had several bananas that I needed to use for a banana bread and was trying to figure out how I could make a peanut butter banana bread. This is when I remembered a cookbook my mother-in-law, JoAnne, gave me many years ago. Dennis’ love for peanut butter goes way back to his childhood. My mother-in-law would make her sons any cake they liked for their birthday. Dennis decided he wanted a strawberry cake with peanut butter frosting. She was so good to her boys, they loved her so much. Sadly, she is no longer with us, but our memories are strong.

I decided to look for this cookbook and see if I could find a recipe for peanut butter banana bread. This book was written in 1977 and it looks like it came free when you bought two jars of Jif peanut butter.

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Sure enough, there it was on page 94!

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I made this bread this afternoon so Dennis would have a little treat when he wakes up tomorrow morning. Oh my goodness, my house smelled so good! I was upstairs folding towels and could smell this bread up in my laundry room, yum! I made this bread exactly as the recipe here shows, but I decided not to glaze it or add the zested orange to the recipe.

It was so much fun for me to look through this book at the pages my mother-in-law had marked.

As I was reading the cookbook, there was a butterfly flying around my backyard. My mother-in-law always said she would come back to visit us in the form of a butterfly. Every time I see a butterfly, I can’t help but think of her. She was a lovely woman.

For the recipe, see the picture above.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

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