I like to bake with Eddie, but I like even more to bake alone.
When I am alone I can have a hankering for something and whip it up without needing it to be an “activity”.
On snow days home from school, I LOVE to bake.
The snowed in feeling sort of begs for a baked good to be in oven, am I right?
So I had these sitting on the counter yelling at me about how brown they were getting.
And I was all…FINE, BROWN BANANAS!
So I busted out the recipe that my mom always used to make when she had shouty brown bananas on her counter.
(Notice her recipe calls for oleo? Yeah, I don’t use “oleo” or margarine. I use REAL butter! Yum! And yes, those eggs? From chickens a teacher-colleague of mine owns. No bleaches or anything in those!)
So while the boys were away, I made the house smell good.
And made sure we had a yummy snack for after work/daycare.
- 1.5 cups White Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 cup Sour Milk (I make this by mixing some white vinegar into regular vitamin D milk that we have in the house)
- 3 bananas (mashed (I use a blender))
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.|
|Spray a loaf pan with baking spray OR put muffin cups in a muffin pan|
|Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (I use a blender to mash/liquify the bananas for smooth mixing)|
|Pour into pan type of choice|
|Bake for an hour for a loaf, less for muffins|
|Cool in pan for a couple minutes, then transfer to a towel (I wrap my bread in a tea towel to cool)|
What is one of your favorite baked goods to make on a chilly day?
Don’t forget to check out my Bona Clara party! There is a giveaway that you can enter without having to buy anything, but if you do buy something, all Francesca’s commission goes to help victim’s of Sandy Hook.