On the 6th day of Christmas – Peanut Butter cookies

Today’s recipe is an old favourite. Ever since the creation of peanut butter people have been trying different ways to incorporate it into their food from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to peanut butter sauce. Today we’re making peanut butter Cookies.

Admittedly I made these cookies plain but also made a batch of chocolate-chip peanut butter cookies. Everyone usually loves them so here’s hoping the kids enjoy it too.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter ( I used crunchy )
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1cups flour

1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

The original recipe can be found on www.food.com 

img_6522What the dough should look like ( before I added the Chocolate chips) I divided the 2 into 2 equal parts and made half of them plain and the other half choco-chip.

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Recipe Rating 9/10

The cookies without the chocolate chips were chewier than the ones with it but they were both equally delicious. The cookie dough can also be frozen for later use. Rolling them in sugar is essential.

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5 Ways to spice up Banana bread.

We all how to make a basic banana bread. It is easy and delicious.

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Basic Banana bread recipe.

INGREDIENTS.

  • 6 ripe Bananas ( most people use 4 but 6 makes it moist)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250 grams butter
  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together. Scoop into a bread pan and bake for 20 minutes or until ready. I usually have to bake mine for longer because I have a tiny Wiswell oven.

The Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Add some cinnamon and chocolate chips to your banana bread and there you’ve got it…

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Recipe Here

Nutella Banana Bread

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INGREDIENTS
  • 4 large ripe bananas { mashed }
  • 1 Cup Butter { room temperature }
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 4 Cups of Flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chip

Recipe Here

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

For those cheese lovers out there, this one is for you.

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INGREDIENTS

  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces softened brick-style cream cheese (lite is okay)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Recipe Here

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Banana Bread.

With thanksgiving coming up, this might be the ideal recipe for your holiday.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all purpose flour + extra to coat pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used McCormick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter + 1 Tablespoon to coat pan
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 6 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits (I used Kraft Caramel Bits)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Recipe here

Banana Bread Doughnuts

Last but not least, if you’re not in the mood to make a whole banana bread, why not make some doughnuts then.

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INGREDIENTS

Blend:

  • ½ C butter
  • ½ C applesauce
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites
  • Add:
  • 2⅔ C flour
  • Add:
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about ½ a lemon)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 overripe bananas- add one at a time

Browned Butter Glaze:

  • ¼ C butter, browned on stove
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • ¾ tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp lowfat milk

 

Recipe here

 

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