A Few Recipes For You

Happy Friday everyone! This is an especially monumental Friday for me since it is my last day as a Developmental Therapist. I will take a few weeks off and then start up on my summer nannying job! Pretty exciting! 

I have a few recipes to share with you today, one of which you can probably guess because of yesterday's photo. I have a banana bread recipe and a peanut butter cookie recipe! So, without further ado, here are the recipes.

Easy Banana Bread

This one I found at The Fresh Loaf and altered it to make it even a little more healthier, which is a big step for me since I usually go in the opposite direction! It is really easy and super delicious! Unfortunately I didn't take any step by step pictures for you today, but I don't think either of these recipes need it. 

First, combine these ingredients in a bowl:
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas
2/3 cup of sugar

Use a fork to mash up the banana and mix up all of those ingredients.

Next, combine the following ingredients in another bowl:
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 

The original recipe says that the cinnamon is optional, but unless you really hate cinnamon, then do it! I didn't actually measure mine, I just kept pouring until it looked right, so I may have even put more cinnamon in. Also, I did a dash of allspice. I have no idea if it made a difference, but it sounded good at the time. :)

Combine both the wet and dry ingredients and mix until they are blended together. Then pour dough into a greased pan and bake at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean. It took around 50-60 minutes for mine to bake. 

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

I found this recipe over at One Good Thing and it looked so good and easy that I had to try it! I am blessed not to have to worry about eating gluten, but I have many friends who have a gluten intolerance, so I think I will keep this recipe on hand for parties and get togethers. It is pretty good for not containing any flour! They are a little crumbly, but have great flavor and texture once they are in your mouth. 

Combine the following ingredients in a bowl:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 egg

To mix them up, just use a wooden spoon. It is super easy and then you don't even have to get out your mixer!

After it is all mixed up, roll the dough into balls, roll the balls in some more sugar, place on a cookie sheet and press flat with a fork. Then bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. (I had to cook mine a few minutes longer since I kept opening the oven to get a picture of them!)

So there you have it! A few super simple recipes for you! Maybe give them a shot this weekend! If you do, let me know how they turn out. :)



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