Banana Bread

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I am at a loss for words. That is not a very catchy title…just Banana bread. This week is the first week that the heat has officially hit us here in Phoenix Arizona and I am feeling the blahs. Or I am feeling the summer time blues. I don’t know what to call it, wow I really am at a loss for words. I do know one thing…we are all getting ready for our sun in time. You know, instead of snowed in, sunned in.

I have a post coming up about summer coming but in all actuality summer is here. This is a quick post, just one of our recipes we use to make our banana bread. I am not even sure where it came from because we have been using it for awhile now.

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Everyone has this recipe in my family. My grandma made banana bread way before I was born and her grandma made it before she was born too, that is if bananas were easy to acquire. Think you all get my point. I love to share a link to a banana bread recipe but I just don’t have one this time. I will try to do a YouTube baking post next month. Those are always fun to do, mistakes and all. Hope you all enjoy this recipe. Here it is:

 

Banana bread

 

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

21/3 cup mashed bananas

1 cup of walnuts

 

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

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In large bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl mix butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until blended. Add to flour mixture, stir then pour into 9×10 greased pan.Whoops…add the walnuts into wet mixture then stir. We use nuts in a lot of our baked goods, they are so good for you.

Bake in preheated oven for about an hour depending on your oven. Some ovens run hotter then others. Use a toothpick to test and if it comes out clean…it’s done. Don’t ya just love those toothpick tricks.

Now I know you are going to want to eat this as soon as it comes out, the smell alone is heaven, but please don’t. Your mouth will water away waiting impatiently for a bite. Remember to let your bread cool down for awhile before you start eating it…your mouth will thank you later.

For some extra yummy, we always add a topping to our muffins and sweet breads. If you want some added flavor add a Streusel topping.

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3 tablespoons all purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon of butter, cut into pieces.

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Add the topping after you have filled your pan with the banana bread and bake together. Just mix the butter and dry ingredients together with a fork until you get a dry crumbling to sprinkle to the top of your bread before you bake.

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Happy baking everyone.

 

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