What I Ate Wednesday – Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

Happy Wednesday friends! What started off as a banana bread recipe slowly evolved into this batch of super delicious and easy to make Peanut Butter Banana Blondies. And I’m not mad about it either! Gluten free, soy free and no chickpeas involved!

But first, let’s take a quick peek at some of my favorite eats from last week!

Breakfast

I challenge you to brunch harder than me! The last time I visited Chestnut Hill for brunch was in 2005 with my parents on our first Myrtle Beach trip. Talk about nostalgic! It was just as wonderful as I remembered it to be. This time around I was able to share the experience with some new friends of ours. My plate was loaded with lots of seafood, veggies and a chocolate chip KNOW Better waffle that I may have hidden in my purse.

 

Lunch

We joined some friends for lunch at an Italian restaurant last week. Unfortunately with my intolerances to onion and garlic, I was unable to enjoy some of the great homemade Italian dishes they had on the menu. I went with a grilled chicken salad topped with carrots, crumbled blue cheese, bacon, cucumbers and balsamic dressing on the side.

 

These Peanut Butter Banana Blondies are like a cross between a blondie and a cake bar!

All through my childhood, and most of my adult life, I have been a huge fan of peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Something about peanut butter and banana together just seems so comforting to me!

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BLONDIES, WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY

These bake up in 20 minutes which means you can have a healthy dessert or snack ready to go in no time! For the peanut butter icing, I used plain greek yogurt and Quest Nutrition Peanut Butter Protein Powder. Quest is one of the very few products I have found that is not only soy-free, but awesome to bake with and tastes delicious. Enjoy the recipe!

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BLONDIES, WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY

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Peanut Butter Banana Blondies
 
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Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Serves: 10-12 blondies
Ingredients
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBS cashew or almond milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 scoop Quest Nutrition Peanut Butter protein powder
  • ⅓ cup oat flour
  • Peanut Butter Iciing:
  • ⅓ cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ scoop Quest Nutrition Peanut Buttter Protein Powder
  • 2-3 packets sweetener, if needed
  • 2-3 TBS chopped peanuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9X9 square pan with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Place all ingredients but the protein powder and flour in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  4. Gently mix by hand until smooth.
  5. Slowly add the protein and oat flour to wet ingredients.
  6. Stir until well combined.
  7. Pour into greased pan and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  8. Allow the bars to cool completely.
  9. Slice into 10-12 blondie bars.
  10. Top with icing and chopped peanuts.
  11. Enjoy!

Dinner

Nothing beats perfectly seared scallops for dinner. Scallops might seem intimidating to cook, but they are very easy to make. All you need to do is pat them dry, sprinkle them well with salt and pepper and toss them in a hot skillet with coconut oil. A quick sear in the pan is all! The drizzle is a peach and mango finishing sauce that I picked up at a local produce stand.

 

Evening Snack

After reviewing the ingredient list closely for Pistachio Halo Top, I realized this ice cream does not in fact contain any pistachios. Even though pistachio was listed as  +1(lower intolerance) on my Pinnertest, I’ve still been avoiding it. This has a solid pistachio flavor minus any of the chunks.

That’s it for this week’s roundup! See you back here on Friday!

Do you have a favorite childhood flavor combination? What is your favorite protein powder to bake with? Please share –  I would love to hear from you!

4 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday – Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

  1. You definitely win the brunch game! Glad you were still able to enjoy lunch at the restaurant; dinner looks awesome (the scallops are like little gems!); I’m laughing about the Halo Top ice cream not having pistachios, despite the flavor (that freaks me out, but obviously I’m VERY glad you were able to enjoy it!). And OMG, GLUTEN FREE BLONDIES!!!!! Best recipe; and I love the nostalgic inspiration. My favorite childhood flavor combination = peanut butter and strawberry preserves. Favorite protein powder to bake with = PEScience (any flavor, depending on what I’m baking), but Quest is definitely great too. Happy Wednesday, dear Wendy! Spend some extra “me time” at the gym today, you deserve it! xo

    • Happy Wednesday Liz! Thank you! PEScience was one of my favorite powders to use until I discovered that soy was listed on the container. Not sure where the soy is in the ingredient list. It says contains soy- I’d almost have to ask them. I love blondies too!! And yes to PB and J’s with strawberry preserves. Have a great day friend! xo

  2. What!? I can’t even believe how short that ingredient list is! I definitely want to try these! And the scallops look good too! I’ve actually never had scallops 😮 I’ve baked with quest successfully and I’ve used many others in my Protein cheesecake but I think it doesn’t matter as much because the cream cheese gives it cheesecake texture but I don’t know ????

    • Hey Megan! These are SO easy to make- please let me know if you try them!Scallops are one of my favorite seafoods! Definitely give them a try sometime!

Wendy Moore
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