Right before moving from Charleston to Spartanburg, I experienced my first Peanut Butter Bar from Purée Organic Cafe in Mt. Pleasant. They were absolutely amazing, and my mom and I gobbled them right up. Sadly, my move was the next day, and I was already hooked on the deliciousness. If you are in the Charleston area, you HAVE to go check out Purée. The owner, Jenan McClain, and the head chef, Maureen McNellis, work together to whip up healthy, tasty foods for any appetite. Not to mention, the space is so peaceful and inviting that you’ll never want to leave.
I love banana bread, always have and always will. But, it can literally be like eating dessert for breakfast. So, over the last few weeks, I have browsed various recipes, experimented with substitutes, and made lots of mistakes in the kitchen, all in the hopes of finding a guiltless version. The recipe below is just that! It is a variation of a co-worker’s recipe, substituting healthier ingredients in place of things like eggs and butter. It is little less sweet than some banana breads, but still perfectly moist and satisfying.