This Banana Cookie Bread is a yummy recipe to make for gifts, care packages, hostess gifts, or an after school snack for the kids!

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I think of November as “count your blessings month,” although every day of the year should be the same. Do we have food, clothing, a home, and love? Yes, a zillion times yes!

We ponder, we plan, we make our dreams come true. Most of us have holiday get togethers to look forward to, and if not, we’re invited to one. We are truly blessed!

I love this quote: We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. -Ray Bradbury

Banana Cookie Cake

I loved hearing the other day my daughter on the phone with a friend at college. The laughter, happiness, blessings … it was evident that she was reaching out and having a good time on Face Time.

She then told me she wanted to put together a care package for her friend, and mail it off to the college.

Care package.

The next thing that happened is the butter, mixer, bananas, chocolate … and other ingredients were quickly laid on the kitchen counter.

I knew what was happening … banana … something.

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Banana Cookie Bread.

Sure enough, Abby whipped up a batch of what she called Banana Cookie Bread for her friend. I love her hospitable. spirit.

It was baked.

We packed several loaves in a box.

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And mailed it off the next day.

We call it cookie bread, because when sliced, it’s thick, rich, and gooey like a cookie–slightly different than a loaf of bread. Another one of my daughter’s brilliant recipes she developed … creative girl.

Do for others.

It’s good to think of others!

This time, a college student would open her box from a friend, and feel “a little at home.”

What is your favorite treat to send off in a care package?

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Banana Cookie Bread

This recipe is easy to double and freeze, or give away as gifts in care packages, hostess gifts, or to neighbors.

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups  oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  • This recipe is easy to double and freeze, or give away as gifts in care packages, hostess gifts, or to neighbors.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4 small loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Mash the bananas on a plate and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, both sugars, butter, and vanilla. Add in the mashed bananas and gently stir.
  • Add the flour, oatmeal, and other dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in the chips and nuts. Mix together.
  • Spoon the mixture into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow the loaves to cool 15 minutes before removing from the loaf pans. Cool each loaf; wrap with plastic and freeze or give away!
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