Everyday Mom's Meals: Monkey Loves Bread

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monkey Loves Bread

And monkeys love bananas. So, is there a more perfect recipe for this mama to make for her little monkey than banana bread? I'm going to be totally honest w/ you, until I started blogging and even more so when I started blogging A LOT I didn't bake much. In fact, I used to describe myself as the cook who wouldn't bake. But the more I blogged, and the more I shared my recipes w/ the world, the more I ventured outside my comfort zone with the oven on! It wasn't that I couldn't bake, I just didn't. It's hard for me to describe now b/c I do it and I don't think twice about it. Am I a natural baker? No. Do I have to follow a recipe? Yes. Do I sometimes still screw it up....Um, Yes. But at least I'm more willing to try these days and not so fearful of what might happen! However, long before I was baking on a regular basis, this was something I did make, and was SO proud when it turned out perfectly the very first time. And Adam? Well, he was shocked when he came home to something freshly baked that came out of our oven! I love sweet breads: cranberry, blueberry, banana, zucchini, pumpkin.....anything I can put butter on and fulfill my sweet tooth and carb cravings in one bite is okay w/ me! The moral of the story is if the "old" Krista can bake it, then it must be fool proof, so try it today!

Banana Bread
3-4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 c. melted butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Pinch salt
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350. With wooden spoon, mix butter and bananas. Stir in sugar, egg and vanilla. Sprinkle w/ baking soda and salt. Mix well. Add flour last, and mix well. Pour into a buttered loaf pan, or a couple mini loaf pans, Bake for 1 hour. Cool before slicing.

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Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Oh wow this looks delicious can you send me some, banana bread is my fave warm and spread with butter, yum!

Thanks for linking up the Newlyweds recipe linky hope to see you next week!

Amy said...

I love a good banana bread. Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

Miz Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon.
Miz Helen

sue said...

this looks so good!

Anonymous said...

I just love banana bread and this one looks perfect!!!

Amy said...

looks so good,thanks for linking with Midweek Fiesta...
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