Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Just come clean.  Just fess up.  Haven’t we all left home and come back with some big news?  I have a new tattoo?  I kissed a girl? I’m now vegan?  Well I don’t have any tattoo inspired, girl smooching recipes up my sleeve at the moment, but  I do have a scrumdelicious vegan recipe for anyone that loves warm, moist (yes I said the word moist) banana bread combined with an oozing peanut butter cup. This recipe was inspired and adapted from the gorgeous Jenny of Picky Palate.  My story and recipe was featured in the holiday issue of Bridges Magazine.  And even if you aren’t vegan; you’re gonna swoon for these muffins.  They’re sweeter than any girl’s smooch.

Big thanks to my friend Darryl Taylor for the photography help and City Digz for hooking me up with the vintage Pyrex.  Bisou Bisou and more Bisousssssssssssss.


 

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    Maya 

    Jenny, you cool biker chick! Love the way the vintage Pyrex match the colors of the bicycle. I really should try cycling with wedges because I’m sure that’ll stop traffic! And these banana peanut butter up muffins look positively droolicious, girl :). You’re the best of the best.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Maya- Thank you for pop’n by.. Girllll… You know a girl can always fly in heels. xxxoo

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    Sonya 

    mmmm, they look delish! And soo do you! Lookin’ fit and fine, JJ!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sonya- Thank you for making me feel like a movie star dahhhling!

  5. Dearest Sugarcube Love,

    You are making me fat. Please (don’t) stop.

    Truffle muffins?! I guess I’ll be buying more peanut butter tomorrow….

    xox

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    VintageSugarcube 

    MiZZZZ Laura- You always brighten and add the shizzle to my day! :)

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    June 

    Those look delicious. And likely a tastier experience than when I kissed a girl!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    June– hahahahahahah! and thanks for stopping by!

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    trish 

    Wow, and just when I have a new litre of vanilla soy milk in the fridge and some bananas out on the counter…

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Trish- I sure hope you have time to give them a whirl.. Thanks for always stopping by and making me smile! :)

  11. Great pics. They sound yummy, Does the peanut butter bind it together the way an egg would?

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Hey James… Thanks for stopping by. The peanut butter does bind together quite nicely. You won’t be disappointed! As always, thank you soo very much for stopping by. Happy Holidays to you.

  13. I am head over heels for the banana peanut butter combo! These sound crazy good! I have been up to more vegan adventures lately and I love trying new recipes that inspire creativity! Like this one. I hope your week is off to a good start!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Dionne- Thank you soo much! I’m with you on the banana-pb combo! Dynamite!

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    Alexi 

    So nice to see your bike make it into a post – it is definitely worth photographing. Can’t wait to try them!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you Alexi! LOVE that bike, and love riding it in heels the best! HaHa!!

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    karen 

    Yum! I must makes these. And Jenny, you look faboulous as always!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Karen- Just 3 words for ya; I HEART YOU!!!

  19. There is no one on the face of this planet cuter than you! Love that you shared how to pronounce ‘vegan’ in your article. I have the same yellow mixing bowl too! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miz Locavore- You make my heart smile.. I’m not kidding! Don’t you just LOVE the vintage pyrex… It’s my fave! xoxox

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    Crazy larry 

    Holly smokes, I have a helmet for you that would be perfect. I am not a vegan, but will give it a shot, then eat a steak……love your site!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Crazy Larry! You soooo crazy. Only if the helmet will match my shoes. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    Michele 

    Love the spread! the bicycle, the holiday memories, the parents fears, keep it coming. It always makes me smile!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Michele- Thank you sooooooooooooo much! xoxo

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    Shelly 

    Oh you have outdone yourself yet again! These sound amazing! Cannot wait to make a batch of these! Thank you Ms. Sugarcube!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you Shelly!!! We need to do a mermaid shoot with YOU!!! :)

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    Christina 

    Yessssss!!!!! VEGAN DELICIOUSNESS! I cannot wait to try and bake em. My roomie from Buenos Aires in coming to AZ to visit on Fri. She is vegan so this is the perfect treat.

    Much lov!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Christina- Woooooo Hoooooooo!!! Hope you made a boatload! xoxoxo

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    Linda 

    Mmm.. Mmm.. Gotod. What is better than peanut butter and banana.. A really cute article!!!! Elvis would have loved ‘em. :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thanks Linda! I agree, there’s not a better combo! :)

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    Beth 

    Jenny, These look de-lish (can’t wait to bake ‘em!), and as usual, your photo spread is as fabulous as you are!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Beth- You always know how to make a gal feel like a million bucks. Many thanks!!!! :)

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    Tex-alachian 

    The only thing missing is mayonnaise to make it Elvis’ favorite treat

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Mister Tex- You crack me up!! I’ll hold the mayo for now. :)

  35. You are just too cool indeed, congrats on the mag spread! Love the pics and what do you mean vintage pyrex…my mom still has those lol. Love the sound of your cupcakes, even if vegan ;-)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Evelyne- Thank you, thank you and thank you some more!! Girlllll… It just means you have one coolio mom. :)

  37. Heey you cool principal you!
    You’ve got some madd bike swagger going on Jenny! You would fit right in over here on SOBE:)

    I have all the ingredients so I will be making those lil bad boys tonight. The Reese’s Cup lover me in will probably throw in a few chocolate chips:)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    LaTonya- Thank you dahhhling. YOU beyond fabulous. Hope those bad boys were deeeelish and you saved some for some bad boyzzzzz!

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    Eliot 

    Love the article in Bridges, love your commentary, love the humor, love the wedges, bike and dress….Girl, I just love this blog!!!!!!

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    Eliot 

    Oops! And I am going to try to sneak some of the vegan-goodness in on my holiday guests! (Don’t tell.)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Eliot- YOU are the absolute best. Thank you to the moon and back for giving me the encouragement to keep on rock’n. :)

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    Kika 

    My mouth is watering- I want one! Your fabulousness has no bounds! These sound like the perfect day after Thanksgiving breakfast, full of fruit and protein. Keep rockin that kitchen Jenny!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you Kika!!! What in the world would I do without you? :)

  44. You re te ga-rooviest Bakerella!!!!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Pagoda- Thank you sweeties. You pretty darn ga-rooooovy yourself. Smooches.

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    Ruby 

    Look at you!!! Great write-up and published too. I had to laugh at your premise, because whenever my kids hint at sympathy for the animal we’re eating my heart skips a beat and I think ‘please don’t go vegetarian on me’. Let alone vegan. I admire those who have the courage of their convictions, but what a logistical nightmare for me to feed both camps. But you see, your muffins would make it ok. :-)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Ruby- Thank you sooo very much. It always makes me sooooo happy when you stop by! PS. I’m praying your kiddos don’t go vegan!

  48. Those mini muffins are so adorable! And how I love your hairdo ;-))

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Angie- Thank you, thank you and more thank youssssssss!

  50. Just in time for the holidays – sweet Jenny! Have a vegan or two in my circle and never an idea what to whip up for them, so big thanks.

    And your wheels are hot!

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    Meenal 

    How do you coordinate everything so well? It’s a gift. Just as these will be for my vegan friends this christmas! Can’t wait to see ya! xo

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    sippitysup 

    I am having trouble wrapping my brain around this one. Could be your gorg hairdoo is distracting me. GREG

  53. Oh gosh, those look great (as does your beehive daaahling, how do you keep it so well manicured?). I am all for anything peanut butter!
    *kisses* HH

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Heavenly Housewife- Me and the beehive thank YOU!!

  55. Jen, Jen, Jen!! Your recipes, your beehive, your SHOES dahling…….. they never disappoint! You actually make me want to kiss a girl, and of course, I want one of those wicked muffins. Vegan? No way!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Denise- Sooooo great hearing from you!! You always make me swoon and blush and then some. Kisses!!!

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    *camp1899* 

    mmmh.. i’m vegan and love banana bread and peanut butter cups so, i’ll definitely give these a whirl (; thanks for sharing! *tiffany*

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    Eliot 

    Just wanted to say that I made these and took them to work where a co-worker dubbed them Elvis muffins.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Eliot- Thank you sooo much again for taking your precious time to stop by again. I love the name Elvis Muffins. Hope they were deeeelish!! :)

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    Michelle D 

    Absolutely love the photos, and the muffins look delish, and seriously, we all have brown polka dots on our bananas and need to know what to do! I’ve been cooking more than usual lately, and am inspired by these muffins! Can’t wait to get my KitchenAid mixer from PDX and start bakin’!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Michelle- Thank you honey. Can’t wait to hear if you tried the muffins!! Keep cookin and bake’n girlie. :)

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    Amy 

    With all the talk about coming home with surprises I thought you were going to announce that you put truffle oil in these!
    Your presentation is awesome–Love your stylish pics!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Amy- Thank you, thank you and more thank yousssss!!!!

  64. love the whole outfit – head to toe!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Lynn- Thank you for stopping by and your kind words!! Muah… :)

  66. So cool about appearing in the magazine! I love the bike!

    Vegan muffins looks delish. :) Banana and pb — LOVE it!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Melissa – Thank you. Me and that bike are pretty darn tight! :)

  68. I need these in my life! They look SOOOO YUMMY!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Summer- I will make these for you! They are sooo up your alley.

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