These Peanut Butter Square are the perfect after-school snack for the entire family. They are easy to make and nutritious, but your family doesn’t need to know that.

Peanut Butter Squares Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Ready In: 60-90 min

Servings: 12

Oil and Flour Aerosol Spray
1 large Egg
¼ cup all Natural Peanut Butter
1 cup ripe Banana, mashed
¼ cup Skim Milk
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
¼ cup chopped Dry-roasted Peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with aerosol spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the egg, peanut butter and banana until smooth. Beat in the milk and flour, baking soda and powder, and then stir in the peanuts. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Bake for 30 minutes until browned. Cool and cut into 24 squares.

Tips & Notes
Peanut butter is a nutritious and affordable addition to your everyday diet. According to dietitians at UCLA, peanut butter is full of healthy, unsaturated fats, which promote heart health by lowering blood cholesterol and decreasing the risk of heart disease. Also, peanut butter is inexpensive and easy to serve, making it the perfect snack.
The healthy unsaturated fats in natural peanut butter tend to be liquid at room temperature. The process that commercial peanut butter manufacturers use to minimize the unsightly liquid converts some of the good fats (mono- and polyunsaturated) into bad ones (trans-fats). However, commercial peanut butter still is fairly healthy.
Many dieters think they need to steer clear of peanut butter because of its high calorie count. But the little bit of fiber found in peanut butter combined with its protein content can give dieters a feeling of satiety, or fullness. If you feel full, you will eat less, so a serving of peanut butter may actually help keep your overall caloric intake down.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 108
Total Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 0.8g
Cholesterol: 18mg
Sodium: 148mg
Total Carbohydrates: 14g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Protein: 4g


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