From my Hart: Banana Bread

Today feels like winter, and as much as I am a summer-girl, I love the fall/winter holidays and what comes with the change in weather. For me, the shift to colder weather usually means more of one thing: baking!

We happened to have a lot of extra bananas on this cold day, and I thought I would make some bread! This post will not just be the recipe, but also some tips and tricks we use in our kitchen. Let’s begin:

The Recipe:

  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cups of melted butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flower
  • fresh nutmeg and cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash up the ‘naners real good & stir in the melted butter. Then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Simple ya’ll!

 

Tip #1: If you see the big red markings on the red bottle of vanilla: that’s the expiration date! When we buy pantry items & spices, we write the expiration date big on the item so we can keep track of freshness!

What I love to do is to spice up (pun intended) a recipe, so at this point you can add chocolate chips, spices or nuts. I added fresh cinnamon & nutmeg to give the bread a nice fall feel.

 

Tip #2: Line your baking pans! I did this once and will never bake without it again! Buy parchment paper in a roll or in the pre-cut portions, trim them to fit any size/shape pan! Spray with Pam and add the parchment paper.

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Once you have lined your pans, add the batter and pop in the oven for one hour! This makes two loaves.

After the loaves have cooled completely, I place them each in a zip loc bag, remove the air and popped them into our freezer!

Tip #3: You don’t always have to eat your baked goods right away. Store in the freezer and pull out when having a party, guests, or when the craving strikes!

Enjoy y’all!

 

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