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    Mini Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

    I felt like baking today and the two brown bananas sitting on my counter prompted me to create these little gems. These cupcakes were another ode to the good ole peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich of my childhood. I opted for mini cupcakes, mainly because I saw some cute little mini cupcake cups at Publix (and bought them, of course). To be honest, I’ve never made mini cupcakes, and thought it would be fun to do something different. Turns out, these cupcakes work perfectly in the mini variety. I know this because I had extra batter (after making 48 little guys) and made 6 standard sized cupcakes. I tried them…

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    Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

    I decided to take my new mini-loaf pan for a spin this morning with a new recipe. The three browning bananas on my counter have been calling my name but I thought I’d go for something other than your standard banana bread. And as I was thinking about bananas, old memories of peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches came to me, and so that was my inspiration for this bread. I added chocolate chips, because well, I like chocolate, so why not? The bread turned out really good. It’s moist, it’s heavy, and rich, and the peanut butter makes it stick to the roof of your mouth. My little taste-testers…

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    Maple Peanut Butter Cookies

    Brogan and I decided to make some cookies this morning so I thought we’d try out a peanut butter cookie recipe from Pinterest.  The recipe was for Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies,  but I was low on honey.  I decided to improvise and go with my go-to sweetener, maple syrup.  So I subbed butter in place of shortening and maple syrup in place of honey and these cookies were delish!  The maple really adds something great to the flavor, however it’s very subtle. Maple Peanut Butter Cookies 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1…