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Peanut Butter + Banana Biscuits

What happens when I have to do a time-sensitive project with an entry expiry date? Start off early and not have to worry about it like a responsible adult? HAHAHAHAHA, nope. I’m not a role model adult. I’m not like other adults. I’m a cool adult. That one who will buy you ice-cream when your mom’s not looking. But I digress.

So my friends pointed out this competition by Malaysian daily The Star. The R.AGE Food Fight, which is a competition where we have to upload a video of us preparing an original dish, write a blogpost about it, and then submit through e-mail. So I thought, why not? I’ve just finished my manuscript and I’ve got nothing better to do while I wait for my beta readers, so I might as well.
Yep. That’s my entry. A put-together-at-the-last-minute video with the most basic of equipment, materials, and software. But for something done at 6AM (my entire family was busy with a gathering that went on far longer than we all thought), I’d say that it was okay in terms of effort, considering the fact that I very nearly passed out halfway through.
So if you don’t want to or can’t watch the video for reasons, I’ve broken down the recipe here for you to follow. It really is one of my favourite things to bake since it’s so versatile, super-light, and they melt in your mouth. Addictive pieces of peanut butter and banana clouds, really.

Pictured: Real-Life Witchcraft
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 small bag M&M’s (for decoration)
Preheat the oven to 350F/177C, and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until completely combined. Set aside to a safe spot.
In your mixer bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light, for about 1 minute or so. Add in peanut butter, egg, mashed banana, and vanilla. Continue mixing on medium until combined. Then mix in dry ingredients until combined.
Measure out a balls of dough and set on parchment paper. Do not let them touch. Decorate with one M&M each. Then let cool on wire rack.
Serve with tea or coffee.
So there we go. That’s how you make Peanut Butter + Banana Biscuits. Just make sure your banging around in the kitchen at 6AM doesn’t wake anybody in the house. I’m sure with both hands, this recipe will be much easier to follow than when you have to concentrate on holding a phone steady in the other.
But anyway, Happy Baking!

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