Peanut Butter & Banana Snack Cake

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We’re in the midst of moving and as such, I’ve been cooking down the pantry in recent months.  This past weekend I realized just how successful I had been when I faced empty shelves with just a few random cans and jars remaining.  Never one to throw things out unnecessarily, I began to wonder what I could do with my last precious jar of peanut butter.  As luck would have it my all time favorite food blogger had posted a peanut butter based recipe just the day before.  The Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a.k.a. the Ninj had posted a recipe for a peanut butter and banana snack cake that sounded just my speed.  I even had two very ripe bananas on hand.  But because my pantry is bare and I am hesitant to go shopping, I altered the recipe to include items I had on hand.  I think my results are pretty darn tasty.  So if you love peanut butter, this is the cake for you!

PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA SNACK CAKE

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2 ripe bananas, mashed

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 cup low-fat milk

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter

  • Preheat the oven to 375. Lightly coat an 8″ x 8″ square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another large bowl, slightly beat the eggs then add the banana, butter, milk, yogurt, and vanilla.  Stir well to combine.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir until combined.
  • Fold in the peanut butter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool for a few minutes in the pan then carefully turn the cake out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Serves 9

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3 thoughts on “Peanut Butter & Banana Snack Cake

  1. sophiebowns January 15, 2014 at 10:49 Reply

    I love this yummy idea!

  2. Yankee Kitchen Ninja (Julianne) January 16, 2014 at 16:28 Reply

    Love that you liked the cake and (sniff sniff) incredibly flattered to be your favorite blogger. 🙂

  3. zosia1995 January 18, 2014 at 07:41 Reply

    Julianne- Your blog makes me laugh, inspires me to cook and gives me the dose of New England that this often homesick girl needs. Thank you!

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