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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are a delicious lunchbox goody made with overripe bananas, eggs, flour, sugar, butter, and creamy peanut butter. Add some fresh fruit, a hard-boiled egg, chunks of cheddar cheese and a quarter sheet of Brawny® Tear-A-Square® to the lunchbox for a balanced meal, your kids will want to eat!
Although it seems like summer literally just started, it is time to start school shopping and preparing for the back-to-school chaos. A top to-do on my back-to-school list is gathering some simple recipes perfect for lunches.
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins supply your kids with peanut butter and bananas to power them through the afternoon. Peanut butter is high in protein and high in healthy fats your kids need. Bananas are loaded with nutrients! They aid in digestion, level blood sugar levels and help your kids stay full longer.
Clean up time is easy peasy. Brawny® Tear-A-Square® lets you use just what you need with three size options for less waste. Quarter sizes are perfect for the lunchbox as a napkin, to hold snacks – like a muffin, or for small messes. While the half sheet help with medium cleanups and the full sheet is great for larger messes or wipe ups. Whatever the occasion, Brawny® Tear-A-Square® is helping clean up fast with absorbent sheets in the size you choose.
Brawny® Tear-A-Square® gives you the strength of Brawny® with the flexibility to take just what you need for the mess at hand. Use them for the lunchbox, in the car, in the home, to clean up after pets, for snack time or breakfast on the go. Great for crumbs, spills and to use as napkins. Brawny® Tear-A-Square® is helping moms clean up life’s messiest moments.
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are fluffy and moist with lots of banana and a burst of peanut butter. I like to put a little crunch on top with some chopped peanuts and an extra drizzle of peanut butter because in my book, you can’t have too much peanut butter!
Tips & Tricks
We always have leftover bananas in my house. A great way to reduce waste is saving them for later for all kinds of recipes, including these Peanut Butter Banana Muffins. Simply peel, cut the bananas in halves, toss in a resealable bag, and place in freezer. Before use, defrost and then mash. Bananas can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.
A balanced lunchbox is essential! Items the kids will actually eat is also essential. Fill the lunchbox with your kids favorites. Here are some ideas:
- Fruits- bananas, strawberries, blueberries, apple slices, mandarin oranges are some of my kids favorites.
- Peanut Butter Banana Muffins.
- Hard boiled eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Cheese chunks or cheese stick.
- Celery sticks, carrots, broccoli, snow peas, bell peppers are some great raw vegetable choices.
- A salad with your kids favorite veggies and dressing on the side.
- Sandwich or wraps with peanut butter and jelly or turkey and cheese.
- Water bottle or juice box.
Don’t forget a quarter sheet Brawny® Tear-A-Square® or a half sheet for messier lunches.
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
- 3 overripe bananas
- 1 egg large
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter creamy
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts pecans or walnuts can be used
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter creamy for garnish
- Smash 3 overripe bananas in a medium sized mixing bowl. You can use a potato masher or just a fork.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Add egg, melted butter and sugar. Mix well.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Whisk until batter is thoroughly mixed.
- Line a muffin pan with cupcake wrappers or spray with nonstick oil/butter.
- Fill each wrapper 3/4 full of batter.
- Bake for 22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Let muffins cool.
- In a small ramekin/ bowl, melt 2 Tablespoons peanut butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and drizzle a little over each muffin.
- Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and serve.
Have you tried Brawny® Tear-A-Square® in your home yet? Let me know in the comments below and give some more lunchbox ideas by telling me your favorite lunch items.