We went home last weekend so Jordan could go fishing with his dad and I could visit my family. We came home to seven or eight really ripe bananas. In two days they went from green to brown…crazy! I thought about making banana bread but since I have no idea where my loaf pan is I made cake instead. And then I couldn’t just make banana cake I had to add some peanut butter, because lately I’m crazy addicted to peanut butter! And isn’t peanut butter and banana a delicious combo?

You may be thinking that this is the longest kitchen remodel ever. Well, it definitely feels like we’ve been waiting on our cabinets for-ever! Then we were waiting on our countertops – 3 weeks – and then they finally arrived only to discover that they’d shipped the wrong color for the island…sigh… It’s very frustrating at this point not only because I can’t unpack my kitchen boxes, but also because I can’t utilize my basement because of the kitchen boxes that I can’t unpack. And because I can’t utilize/organize my basement, I can’t park in my garage because what will eventually be in the basement is now in the garage! I’m trying to look on the bright side – at least I have the sink, very small make-shift counter, stove, and refrigerator. It could be a lot worse, but I’m still anxious to be completely unpacked. Maybe next week. Of course, I’ve been saying “next week” for like 3 weeks now..haha. Until then I guess I’ll just eat some more peanut butter banana cake ;). Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Cake
For the cake:
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tbsp canola oil
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
2 large bananas, smashed
1/4 cup creamy (or crunchy) peanut butter
1 cup white whole wheat (or all-purpose) flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

For the glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1-2 tbsp milk

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8″ square baking pan with nonstick spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, egg, milk, bananas, and peanut butter until fully combined. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix just until combined. Be careful not to overmix.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
4. Cool until just slightly warm. In small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and milk until smooth. Pour over cake.

Categories: Cakes

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