I’ve got another old recipe that I want to add to the blog: Banana Nut Bread
Mom made this recipe when I was a little kid. I remember I made it once for a 4-H thing. So I made the banana bread. I was somewhere around 10 years old I guess. I never could resist picking off some of those crunchy pieces from the top of the bread. Like here in the picture – see all those slight cracks? I don’t do it anymore, although I kinda want to right now. But I couldn’t resist then.
So I took the bread out of the oven. I was all ready to enter it in the 4-h show. But I just had to pick a little piece or two off the top. Nobody would notice because of the way the bread cracked at the top. But then I went too far, and I went for too much. Now there was an unsightly hole. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I couldn’t enter it like that, and I guess there must not have been time (or bananas) to make another loaf.
At the last minute, I was saved by an ice storm, and we couldn’t go anywhere. At least this is the way I remember it.
So that’s my banana bread memory.
Nowadays, I often don’t put nuts in it. It’s very good with nuts, but Davey wouldn’t eat it then, and he does like banana bread.
This is a really simple recipe. I had to improvise though for the first time today. I went to get the flour, and we were out. We had self-rising flour though. So I went to my google and figured out how to convert. I did some cipherin’ and it turned out fine. Turns out, I still needed to add some baking soda, a little salt and just barely any additional baking powder.
I had my happy assistant too this morning.
He added the milk.
He also loves adding the bananas. I didn’t get a picture of that, but I got one more good grin from him.
Ok and one more.
I think this is a pretty basic banana bread recipe, but it’s my favorite out of all of the ones I have tried.