Peanut Butter Banana Bread

One thing my kids love for me to make is banana bread. If they wake up or come home from school and smell that tell tale banana bread smell, they get very excited and I literally can’t keep them from trying to eat the banana bread or muffins while they are too hot! This gluten free banana cranberry muffin recipe is one they really like. If you don’t eat gluten free, simply sub your regular flour for the gluten free flour! So when I found this recipe for peanut butter banana bread, I knew I had to make it for the kids and share it with all of you!

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

peanut butter banana

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 C Peanut Butter (save 1 cup for peanut butter sauce)
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 2 C Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 C Flour (or this gluten free flourpeanut butter banana)
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 C Salt
  • 3 Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 12 Reese Miniatures, cut into fourths

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour, 44 Ounce (Pack of 4)Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour, 44 Ounce (Pack of 4)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease one loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar and eggs on medium speed until fully combined.
  3. Add the peanut butter and mix thoroughly.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture, slowly, to the wet batter and mix until combined.
  5. Add in the mashed bananas and chopped Reese Miniatures and mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow the peanut butter banana bread to cool completely.
  8. While the bread is cooling, take the 1 cup of peanut butter you saved and place it in a microwave safe dish and melt in 30 second increments until it is fully melted. Pour over the loaf of peanut butter banana bread.

peanut butter banana

Doesn’t this look (and sound) so delicious?!? What is better than bananas and peanut butter? NOTHING! You should totally wow your family this weekend and make this for them. You won’t regret it! They (and you) will love this peanut butter banana bread recipe!

Other banana bread recipes you may like are:

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Strawberry Banana Bread

Orange Banana Muffins


Best Chicken Parmesan Recipes on the Web

One of my favorite recipes is Chicken Parmesan. I don’t know what I liked most about it…the breaded chicken, the pasta or all that cheese! When I found out that I had to go gluten free, I was bummed. I had just found breadcrumbs at the store that I really liked to bread my chicken with and I couldn’t eat it anymore! Little did I know that, not only was the web FILLED with the best Chicken Parmesan recipes, but I quickly found gluten free breadcrumbsbest chicken parmesan and pasta that I really liked better than what I thought was my favorite! It was a total win-win! Each of these Chicken Parmesan recipes in this round-up can easily be made gluten free, if that is what you need!

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best chicken parmesan

Best Chicken Parmesan Recipes Round-up

best chicken parmesan

For the mushroom lovers out there, you will love this Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Portobella Mushroom from Know Your Produce. My husband would LOVE this recipe!!

best chicken parmesan

This recipe for Chicken Parmesan bites are perfect for kids! Sometimes “adult” meals look intimidating to kids. This recipe is bite size and look like something they already eat and love! Find this recipe at Simmworks Family!

best chicken parmesan

Last year I discovered spaghetti squash and it has become one of my favorite things to eat. Like I mentioned above, I love Chicken Parmesan so I decided to make a delicious Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Spaghetti Squash dinner and let me tell you, it was so good!! You can find that recipe here!

best chicken parmesan

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE a good burger. I’m eating low carb now, but this Stuffed Chicken Parmesan burger will taste amazing whether you eat it on a bun or wrapped in lettuce. I can’t wait to make it! This amazing recipe can be found at Simmworks Family.

best chicken parmesan

And finally, the last Chicken Parmesan recipe in this Best Chicken Parmesan recipes on the web roundup is for this Juicy, Crispy Chicken Parmesan recipe! This mouthwatering recipe can be found at Must Have Mom!

So…how’d I do? Did I find the best Chicken Parmesan recipes on the web? I think I did! Be sure to pin this post to save for later.

What’s your favorite way to make Chicken Parmesan?


Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas is over and Valentine’s day is quickly approaching. I still have one child in elementary school so she’s been pretty excited trying to think up creative Valentines to make for her classmates. Knowing Bella, she will hand make 28 Valentines. She just loves doing that stuff. While she is busy making things for her classmates, I will be making these delicious Strawberry White Chocolate Chip cookies! Move over sugar cookies, there is a new cookie for the cookie jar! Be sure to check the end of the post for a gluten free version of this recipe!

strawberry white chocolate chip

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil and the eggs in a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Add in the white chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  4. Using a Cookie Scoopstrawberry white chocolate chip, scoop some dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets, making sure they are 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Once baked, allow the cookies to cool for about a minute or two on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tip: Pick up these silicone baking sheets. You will use them for so much and they turn any baking sheet or surface non-stick instantly! Oven safe and easy clean-up too!

Silicone Baking Sheet Mat Set (3) 2 Half Sheets + 1 Qtr SheetSilicone Baking Sheet Mat Set (3) 2 Half Sheets + 1 Qtr Sheet

strawberry white chocolate chip

Don’t these strawberry white chocolate chip cookies look and sound amazing?!? I haven’t tried this yet, but if you would like to try making these cookies gluten free, I would buy a gluten free white cake mix and add a box of strawberry gelatin to it. I plan on trying that in the next couple weeks. If you try it before I do, please leave a comment below! I’d love to know how you liked it!

If you’re looking for more ideas on Valentines your kids can make and give their classmates, check out this creative Valentines roundup! My personal favorite is the Hershey Kiss Valentines rings. Super cute and easy to make!

Happy Valentines Day!

Sweet and Salty Cookies Recipe

Have you ever been sitting there eating pretzel sticks when all of a sudden you have this sudden urge to eat something sweet? Like if you don’t eat it right then and there, there will be problems? It can’t just be me! One of my favorite combinations is sweet and salty together. I was at Costco once and they were sampling a delicious chocolate with sea salt sprinkled on top. They were to die for! So good! If you’re like me, then you will love this recipe for sweet and salty cookies! It’s the perfect amount of sweet with the perfect amount of salty all wrapped up in a cookie!

sweet and salty cookies

Sweet and Salty Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Add in the Reese baking chips, M&M’s and the pretzels. Mix until well combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoopsweet and salty cookies, scoop some dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Once baked, pull the sheet out of the oven and let sit for 1-2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to fully cool.

Makes 3 dozen sweet and salty cookies

Sweet and Salty cookies

Is your mouth watering yet? My gosh these sound amazing, don’t they? The nice thing about these cookies is that you can change them up for your individual taste. Take out the Reese baking chips and add dried cranberries instead. Maybe even swap out the regular M&M’s and use one of the white chocolate M&M’s (I forget the exact name for those, but I’ve seen them at Target before). The possibilities are endless!

What are your favorite kind of cookies?

 


S’mores Cookies Recipe

One thing I love are S’mores. Since going gluten free, I haven’t had any S’mores because I haven’t found a gluten free graham cracker that I really like all that much. However, what I do have for you is an absolutely delicious S’mores cookies recipe that you can definitely make gluten free, if you’d like! This incredibly easy recipe is one that you will want to make and take to your holiday get together or just make them and keep them all for yourself. I won’t tell!

S'mores Cookies recipe

S’mores Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • Fudge Chocolate Cake Mix (or this gluten free cake mixs'mores cookies)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 1/2 C Chocolate Chips
  • 1 C Mini Marshmallows

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoops'mores cookies, scoop some dough on to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  5. In the center of each cookie, place a mini marshmallow.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for about 1-2 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool fully.

s'mores cookies

Don’t these S’mores Cookies sound delicious?!? And they are so easy to make! I am all about easy recipes…the easier, the better!

Other cookie recipes I have that you may enjoy are:

Butterfinger Cookies

Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing

Oatmeal Apple Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Don’t they all sound so good?!? So what are you waiting for? Make these yummy S’mores Cookies or one of the other yummy recipes above and be prepared to wow your friends and family! They will be asking you for that recipe almost immediately!

What kind of cookie is your favorite?