Make, Do and Mend

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bananas needing a tweak

I bought this bunch of bananas on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  
We had company for 4 days and the bananas sat on the same serving space as oatmeal cookies, brownies, pumpkin pie, apple pie, little pecan pies and a chocolate cake.  
Apparently during a holiday when there is a choice of healthy fruit or a homebaked dessert, 
everyone (me included) picks dessert.  

such sad bananas!

We have more company coming in about 10 days so 
I baked those bananas into a double batch of banana bread.  
I've tried many recipes but like this one very much -
 it is simple with no obscure ingredients,  just things we most always have on hand.  

Family Favorite Banana Bread
1/2 butter, softened
a scant 1 Cup sugar
2 eggs
3-4 ripe bananas, mashed- about 1 1/4 cups
2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
about 1/2 cup chopped nuts- we like pecans or walnuts
beat together the butter and sugar.  (I use the mixer to make this)
then beat in the eggs.
next add the bananas and just run the mixer until it all mixed.
hand stir in the flour, soda and salt.
add the nuts last.
Now put the batter into a well greased baking pan- either an 8 or 9 inch loaf pan or muffin cups.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven.  It will be ready in about 60-70 minutes if you make it into 1 big loaf,  less time if you use smaller pans or muffins.
Let cool in pan and after 10 minutes or so, remove from pan to a cooling rack.  

After it cooled,  the 2 bigger loaves went in the freezer for company.  
The little loaf was sliced, tasted and found delicious!

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  1. I'm going to try this recipe next time I make banana bread. No milk or buttermilk? I don't think I've used a recipe like this one! And I love the nice crown you get on your loaves...so pretty!

  2. nope, no milk or buttermilk in this recipe. And it is good everytime.

  3. Your recipe sounds identical to mine. And the bread looks delicious!
    How is your husband coming along? Is he up and about and getting back to work? We were just at my daughter's, the one who had knee surgery and she is doing extremely well. She has a good bend and takes stairs without any difficulty. God is good!
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. Thanks for the recipe, my banana bread always seems too dry. With the grands around I never have any banana's leftover!! Maybe I can hide some from them next time


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