Thursday, June 24, 2010

Banana Nut Bread

Yeah, they look pretty gross, huh? 

I most definitely do not like bananas that old, nasty, mushy ripe. They just so happen to be  perfect for banana nut bread though! Mmmmm.

Oh yes, that's butter.

Ooooh see? I told you. : ) How delish.

So, how about you? You got some old bananas hanging around your house? Well, for goodness sake, don't throw a whole 50 cents away! (LOL) Make some yummy bread for your fam!

They'll love you for it, I promise.

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Here's the recipe...

~ 10 Tablespoons (plus 1 Teaspoon to grease the pan) of Butter
~ 1 Cup of Mashed Ripe Banana (2 large)
~ 1/2 Cup of Sour Cream (I used light)
~ 2 Large Eggs
1 & 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract 
~ 2 Cups of Flour (I used whole grain)
~ 3/4 Cup of chopped glazed walnuts (I gave them a few pulses in the food processor)
~ 3/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons of Sugar
~ 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
~ 3/4 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
~ 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

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* Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees*

* Grease the pan with 1 teaspoon of butter.

* Mix the banana, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla together in a bowl 
(a fork works just fine...I didn't bother with the electric mixer)

It should look like this...

* Next, Sift the flour (I won't lie, I totally skipped the sifting part...didn't make a difference), sugar, baking soda, and baking powder into a bowl.

* Add the room-temp butter and nuts into the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir until it looks like this... 

* Add the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until well blended.

* Pour into the buttered baking dish (meatloaf pan) and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes (don't forget the oven is to be set @ 350 degrees).

* Pull that baby out and enjoy a piece as soon as its cool enough to cut!

I ate mine with butter, but I also recommend apple butter, too. It's really good that way! Add a glass of milk (or even better, a cup of hot coffee) and you've got yourself the perfect anytime snack.

With LOVE,

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14 loving comments:

Rene' said...

Oh My That banana bread looks so delish! I'm in trouble I must look away...I just started a Diet... :)

Question...How do you write on your pictures like that? it's cute! do you need a special program? I've always wanted to be able to do that.

Rene' said...

I've heard of photoshop...I just haven't bought it yet.
Can you do it for free on photobucket? Do I just download photos on photobucket and they have the tools?
Also, did you do that watermark/ name through Pshop too?
Sorry so many questions :)

I have a banana bread problem... I can't just eat a little. I love it sooo much. Guess I need to work on the spirit of self control!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Yummy!! I just love your last picture of it saying "Eat Me" lol

High Heeled Life said...

Your images were so good... I could smell the banana bread and taste that yummy slice with melted butter... yummy. must remember to safe your recipe. Happy Friday!! HHL

Noralee said...

That looks amazing!!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I wish more people followed. :) Sometimes I wonder who reads my blog after all. lol. LOVE your blog and I am a happy follower as well!

Your following friend!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

This looks so yummy! My youngest is a banana bread nut! He loves it when they are giving out free samples at Williams Sonoma!

Thanks for stopping by earlier...I always love hearing from you!


Rene' said...

Thank you so much sweetpea!
I'm going to go check it out....
I know your follower Noralee feels, I'm going to go say hi to her!!
Have a blessed day! I've never told you this but I feel kind of sad when I see your moms picture. I know she loves you so much and you'll see her again one day. How sweet it is to carry on blogging. My dad went home to be with the Lord about a year and a half ago.

Tiffany said...

I hate when bananas get to that mushy state as well. It seems to happen a lot faster too in the summer heat. I love banana nut bread though, but never think to make it. Now I'm craving it and will need to make some soon! Oh, and there is no other way to eat banana bread than with butter. Yummy!

Rae Davis said...

All of these ladies are so beautifully friendly. :) Laurie, you make the most delish breads around! That last piece looked kind of like Slippery from Blue's Clues! LOL

freckled laundry said...

Thank you so much for your comments on my chalkboard door with the little bee! You are too sweet. Nice too "meet" you as well!

...and that banana bread looks soooo yummy. I may just have to make some tomorrow with a little vanilla icecream on the side all melty with the warm bread. Like I need that!


Val said...

YUM, Can I have a slice???

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I LOVE banana bread! I also SO your cute banana picture graphics. :-) Thanks for linking to TMTT.

Shirley said...

One of my most favorite breads!! And I love it with butter on too. Nice photos.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Hi! You've got a great blog here and this recipe looks delicious. I host a toddler link up party every tuesday called Tot Tuesdays. Would love it if you'd stop by and link up this idea along with the many other great ideas you have for toddlers. Have a great day!

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