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.
Sure enough, there it was on page 94!
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.
Until next time, Kris