PB & America.

I should probably be making you something red, white, and blue right now.

But…..I’ll procrastinate a little longer.

Plus, I have an old love back in my life.

Peanut butter.

I mean, who’d you think I was talking about?

On another note, I got a spray tan for the first time in 495298372 years yesterday and I still smell like the vanilla bean scented candle from Bath and Body Works.

Anyway, peanut butter is just about Merica’ as it gets.

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Think about it…peanut butter + jelly is probably the only sandwich you wanted for lunch as a kid, Reese’s are your favorite candy, and you can finish two bags of shelled peanuts at any baseball game.

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I even got more “American” on you and added bananas, and a cream cheese icing on top.

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I used to think I was the only peanut butter fanatic in the world, then I met my match…

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my older cousin Parker.

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When visiting him in NYC (he’s a model y’all) one year after New Year’s, I was astonished to find around 15 different varieties of flavored peanut butter in his kitchen cabinet.

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Ya…

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he’s definitely my idol.

Peanut Butter Banana Bars w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 9
 
Fluffy, flour-less peanut butter cake sweetened w/ bananas and a touch of maple syrup, topped w/ a creamy, cream cheese frosting. Gluten-free, grain-free, flour-less.
Ingredients
  • 2 large, very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 c. smooth, creamy, all-natural peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 T. pure maple syrup
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 t. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • For the frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • ¼ c. pure maple syrup
  • ½ t. pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. For the bars, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 in. square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bananas, peanut butter, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bars comes out clean.
  4. Let cool completely.
  5. For the frosting, in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, mix all of the ingredients together using the paddle attachment.
  6. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  7. Cut the bars into squares and serve topped with a good spread of cream cheese frosting.
  8. Enjoy!

MANGIA!!!

Comments

  1. Catherine Jensen says:

    Do you think these would work with almond butter??

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