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Mississippi Peanuts

Mississippi Farm Families love growing peanuts for your family and ours too!  We love them anyway you can think of using peanuts.  They are great as a snack, part of an entrée, in salads, and as nut butter. 

Families on 128 farms grew 155 million pounds of peanuts that brought $27 million value of production to our state.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, room temperature
2 1/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely mashed bananas (about 3-4)

In a medium bowl, combine flours, peanuts, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

Beat eggs in large bowl. Add sugar; beat until creamy. Add peanut butter, oil and vanilla; beat well. Add banana, beat 1 minute. Stir in dry ingredients until blended.

Spray two 9X5X3-inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.

Divide batter equally between pans; tap on counter to settle batter.

Bake at 375°F for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack; cool completely.

Source:  National Peanut Board

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com