This past weekend, I took a trip to the Olympic National Forest in Northern Washington State. Oh my gosh, was it beautiful. We hiked along the Hurricane Hill trail, and for most of the hike there were snow topped mountain peaks that extended into the distance for miles, and on the other side of the trail were panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The scenes were breathtaking, and I can't imagine a better way to spend my 30th birthday. Plus, what a better way to make yourself feel young on a day you generally feel old than hiking up to what felt like the top of the world.
Before I left on my weekend getaway, I had the craving for banana bread. Rather than making a traditional banana bread (which don't get me wrong, plain old banana bread is incredible!), but why not mix two well known favorites like peanut butter and banana. Its obvious that the pair go well together, but I wasn't quite sure how it would translate in a loaf of bread. Well I can confirm that the combo works well together as the two main ingredients in this quick bread recipe, and the only thing I'd change next time is to add some cocoa powder!