Banana Bread

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.

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And I was all…FINE, BROWN BANANAS!

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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.

Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2
Spray a loaf pan with baking spray OR put muffin cups in a muffin pan
Step 3
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (I use a blender to mash/liquify the bananas for smooth mixing)
Step 4
Pour into pan type of choice
Step 5
Bake for an hour for a loaf, less for muffins
Step 6
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?

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