Peanut Butter Banana Bread


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



Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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