Posted on May 17, 2010 by Nancy
Here is the recipe I promised you last week for Banana Nut Bread – better late than never! I made this a few weeks ago to take to our Mother’s Day Tea at church, but whenever I make it around here, there are many smiling faces.
The recipe that I use came from Dawn’s blog By Sun and Candlelight. Dawn credits it to Frozen Assets. It is actually a recipe called Mix-and-Match Quick Bread, which gives the basic bread recipe plus a lovely long list of Mix and Match ingredients that you can choose from to mix into your bread to make all different kinds of quick breads. I use this recipe for Pumpkin Bread in the fall. The possibilites are endless.
I’m going to give you just the Banana nut variation that I bake today, and will post the entire Mix-and-Match recipe tomorrow, so stay tuned. (I will come back and link the new post when I get it written.)
Banana Nut Bread
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups ripe mashed bananas
3 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans)
Sift together dry ingredients -
In separate bowl, beat eggs -
Add oil and sugar – cream together -
Mash bananas (I use my potato masher) -
Stir bananas and vanilla into creamed mixture -
Add dry ingredients and mix well -
Stir in nuts -
Spoon into two well-greased loaf pans (sorry for the blur) -
Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour -
When cool, wrap bread in foil and freeze if desired. Of course, we just eat it up pretty quick!
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Posted on May 17, 2010 by Nancy
Here is my Daybook entry for today ~
Outside my window. . .sunshine and warm temperatures, baby birds have hatched in the nest on the patio and I peek at them out the back door every time I pass by.
I am thinking. . .too many thoughts swirling around my head – I’m getting a bit overwhelmed by them all and trying to focus on what is really important.
From the learning room. . .life lessons.
I am thankful for. . .my new washer and dryer – they can handle twice the size load than my old ones using less water and drying time – should make laundry easier and more cost efficient – maybe I’ll even get the laundry caught up for a few days at a time now!
From the kitchen. . .Chef’s Salads and Blueberry Muffins for dinner tonight.
I am wearing. . .white t-shirt and denim capris.
I am creating. . .I have finished all of the 4 patch squares in the Star Medallion quilt. I am now sewing 9 of these together to make one large square which will be duplicated until I have 16 large squares.
I am going. . .to run in my favorite primitive store sometime this week – I have a gift card from Mother’s Day!
I am reading. . .“What the Bible Says About Healthy Living” and “The Excellent Wife” for Bible study.
I am hoping. . .that my grain mill arrives soon – should be any day now.
I am hearing. . .children giving play by play information on the comings and goings of the mother bird to her babies in the nest, someone in the kitchen fixing lunch, David singing the ABC song, myself correcting a certain boy who considers irritating his sister to be great fun (classic).
Around the house. . .we are reorganizing the laundry room, which is getting a good cleaning out due to the arrival of the new laundry pair, plus a freezer that we purchased off Craig’s List last week. There are cleaning supplies all over the dining table to be gone through, weeded out and placed back on the shelves in the laundry room. Around the rest of the house, there is clutter on just about every surface I see – much work to be done today.
One of my favorite things. . .spiral notebooks with pretty covers.
A few plans for the rest of the week. . .ice skating, dog groomers, library, Stamp Club, Ladies Bible Study, shopping, sewing, voice lesson for Laura, and our first swim of the year!
Here is a picture thought I am sharing. . .
Boiling fresh eggs for Egg Salad Sandwiches.
Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman’s Daybook for this wonderful meme. Visit Peggy starting Tuesday to find the list of participants in this week’s Daybook.
Have a lovely day!
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