Mom’s old-fashioned breads are truly one of a kind, but my favorite has to be her banana nut bread. Childhood often reminds us of the good things, doesn’t it? It was the time when all we ever needed to worry about was what to dress our doll with for the day or what type of game we should play with our siblings, cousins, or friends.
Childhood was the time when innocence overrules everything and our lives, despite the fights with other children our age sometimes, are pretty much simple to say the least. We didn’t even have to worry about food because mother and father were always there to make sure we would eat something. They wouldn’t let us starve.
I remember watching Mom cook. It’s probably one of the best things in life. Most especially when she would give me an advanced taste of the dessert or bread she was preparing. I love it when she made cookies because I got to taste the batter. I also love it when she made breads because I was the first one who got to taste the creation.
Mom’s banana nut bread used to drive me crazy. I remember her laughing because I tend to be more active after having a slice of her scrumptious bread. Mothers truly are the best. I have adopted her recipe and my family is in love with it too, most especially my sons. If you are a fan of banana nut bread, don’t hesitate to click on the next page where you can find a recipe for it!
½ cup of butter.
1 ½ cups of sugar.
1 tsp of vanilla.
2 beaten eggs.
3 ripe mashed bananas.
½ cup of milk.
2 cups of flour.
½ tsp of salt.
½ tsp of baking soda.
½-1 cup of chopped pecans or ½-1 cup of walnuts.
Preheat the oven to 350° and grease and flour 2 bread pans or muffin cups.
Using a mixer, cream together the cream butter and sugar then add eggs and vanilla. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together then add alternately with bananas and milk. Add nuts if you want to.
Pour the dough in the bread pans or muffin cups.
If you chose loaf, bake for 60 to 75 minutes if you chose muffins then bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Easy, peasy and yummy! Bananas and nuts add a beautiful flavor to this bread. It’s so delicious and healthy! Give it a try, I’m sure you will love it.
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