Peanut Butter Banana Cake

I’m in a weird mood.

But Arbine, aren’t you always?

Actually no, I’m not always in a weird mood.

Just 95% of the time.

It’s the holiday season yet I don’t feel very Christmasy.

Maybe it’s all the worrying about finances.

Maybe it’s because my oldest is 4 going on 13, complete with eye rolling and talking back.

Maybe it’s because I wish I could give more but I just can’t.

Maybe it’s because my heart hurts.

My marriage is fine but my heart just hurts.

And I don’t know how to fix it.

Oh boy. Sorry for all this heavy talk. You guys deserve better. Like cake. A super simple cake. That can be eaten for breakfast.

I love a dessert you can eat for breakfast.

Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Yield: 16 pieces


  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup mashed bananas
  • ¼ cup peanut butter, slightly melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together butter and sugars for about 2 minutes. Add mashed bananas, and peanut butter and mix for a minute more.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into parchment lined 8x8x2 inch pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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