Cinnamon Pecans

In Urbana, we used to visit the Farmer’s Market fairly regularly and look for a stand of Amish farmers who sold various baked goods and candies. The one treat that they made that was almost always sold out by the time we got there was their candied pecans. It was a great day when we could find them. This is about as close as I can find… the Amish pecans are a little sweeter, but this recipe is very close.

Cinnamon Pecans

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Moderate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound pecans

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Beat egg whites foamy but not stiff. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in 1 pound pecan halves. Spread on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, Stirring 3 or 4 times.

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Banana Peanut Butter Bread

OMG, so good. This is a VERY sticky batter because of the peanut butter and sticks to itself, the spoon, the bowl, anything and everything it touches. Still, so good.

Banana Peanut Butter Bread

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 70 minutes
Yield: 15 servings

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 bananas, mashed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in peanut butter, bananas, flour and baking soda until blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool.