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Peanut Butter and Banana Bread Finger Sandwiches

By Paula Deen
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened, plus more for greasing butter
  • 1 1/2 cups plus more for dusting all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large ripe mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 to 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 °F. Butter and flour a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk, beating well.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Slowly add to the wet ingredients. Add mashed bananas and fold in raisins. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Cut banana bread into slices. Spread peanut butter over half of banana bread slices. Top with remaining slices to make a sandwich. Cut each sandwich into desired shapes or sizes. Roll edges in chopped peanuts and serve.