April 14, 2010

Almost Here & a Recipe for You

Hi there!  Today is the day - my girls are so excited to see Grandma & Grandpa.  I've done just about all the scrubbing and vacuuming that is going to happen!  We woke up to snow falling yesterday, and so I put the girls to work.  Ella and Emmalie are easily motivated with a quarter, and each happily earned a dollar for the extra chores.

Thankfully it stopped snowing and they went out to play for the afternoon.  I've gotten stir crazy with them inside ALL the time!  I think spring is worse than winter around here - snow is easy to play in, but not mud.  uck!

While the girls played outside and Owen napped, I scrubbed the kitchen and made banana bread.  Our snack supply has been low, and the bananas were turning, perfect solution!

I thought I would repost the recipe, it's yummy, quick and easy.  

Banana Nut Bread
2 1/2 C flour
1 C sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 TB vegetable oil
3/4 C milk
1 C mashed bananas (2-3 medium)
1 egg
1 C finely chopped nuts

Heat your oven to 350 and grease 1 large or 2 small loaf pans.
Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl; beat on medium until just combined.
Pour into pans and bake 55-65 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let me know if you try it.  You won't be disappointed :)
I want to thank We All Sew for featuring my 1/4" seams tutorial this week.  I hope more quilters are inspired to keep stitching :)

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Terriaw said...

How nice to have all those helpers with the cleaning! When we lived in CO, I remember spring in the mountains was known as mud season. Can't even hike! I haven't had banana bread in ages, so yours looks delish!

Leslie said...

enjoy the visit and thanks for the recipe...i should make something like this that the kids can have for snack. i never have much around.

Suzanne said...

Have a wonderful visit! We're getting ready for a trip to see the grandparents...so no major house cleaning for me :)

call me crazy said...

Have a wonderful time with G&G! Your bread looks yummy! I love the smell of baking banana bread! :-)

John'aLee said...

The bread looks yummy! Nothing like heading to the kitchen on a bleak day outside!

Lighting said...

I am definetly going to have to try this recipe out.

MomBrose said...

I am going to try your recipe next time. i tried a new one and my bread came out very very dry :(

Debbie aka Marblesbestfriend said...

We just tried a new recipe for banana bread yesterday. It's good but a bit dense. I've scribbled down your recipe for our next go round. Will have to add a few chocolate chips though. Got to keep the earth spinning!

WoolenSails said...

There is nothing like the smell and taste of banana bread. I can't eat nuts, but I found a recipe that uses a small can of pineapple and it is delicious.


Wonky Girl said...

Your bread looks delish and recipe sounds yummy. I have nanners turning on my kitchen counter. Yea, will try your recipe tomorrow. Thanks for posting it :)

mom said...

How funny to see that you baked banana bread yesterday as I did, too! It's amazing how quickly it disappears around here!

Tammy ~@~

Wonky Girl said...

Yup, great recipe. I doubled to make a bundt pan, loaf and small round. Husband, poodles and myself polished off the small round while still warm. A little slather of butter- yum! A keeper.

Vicki said...

It looks so good! I can't keep bananas long enough for banana bread here! Maybe I'll buy extra, and hide them. :P