Peanut Butter Banana Biscuits – Willey’s Weekly Bake 101

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This week I decided to go for something quite simple and easy as after last weeks mammoth bake I think it was needed. It was also a great way to use up one of the over ripe bananas I had as in this heat wave bananas don’t stay green for any longer then about a day! I always think its funny how everyone has different opinions on the perfect ripeness of banana personally I am a just turning yellow kinda gal and so are the rest of my family and I would never eat one by its self if it had brown spots on! But I do put them to good use either in a smoothie or in baking. One of my favourite combinations are peanut butter and banana so these biscuits are just divine. The are soft and kind of cake like, more like a cookie in texture, if you prefer a crunchy biscuit cook in the oven for a few more minutes. These biscuits are nice and easy to make and total making and baking time is under 45 mins. The recipe I followed was American and used cup and although I used my cup measures I found that it wasn’t very accurate so I have adapted and changed to what I actually used. I think adding chocolate chips to these cookies would also be delicious!

Ingredients 

  • 3 Cups of Plain flour.
  • 1 tsp of Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp of Cornflour
  • 1/2 Cup of Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of tightly pack Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter (Which ever kind you like best)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • Drop of vanilla bean paste

 

Method

  1. First preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line two baking trays with parchment or reusable teflon sheets.
  2. First mix together all the dry ingredients; plain flour, baking powder, corn starch, bicarbonate of soda and Cinnamon in a large bowl.6D37E28E-BECB-4540-A1C5-B55DE48BC236
  3. Mash the banana in a small bowl.
  4. Cream together the butter and sugar and light and fluffy, add the banana, egg, peanut butter and vanilla bean paste. Mix together until smooth.24D19C23-C127-4F43-B7FB-488E05F8DAA8A92FD354-0F30-44F4-8830-8176124A4E063CE6A6E3-82DB-4D9A-BBF1-878C39B8FFEA
  5. Add the flour into the butter-sugar mix and bring together until forms a soft dough.A3248DB7-01C2-4285-9C8E-E5A55427F774
  6. Using you hands roll into small balls about the size of a £2 coin. Place on baking tray evenly spaced.
  7. Press the balls down using your fingers or a small pallet knife then use stamp or forks to create a pricks in the top of the biscuits.A4CE37BC-4F8B-4F9C-8A00-7F15B91BC242
  8. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until golden.

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