Recipe { Banana Bread }

When I was 16 years old, I decided to cook dinner for my family every night for the whole summer. I would put together meal ideas, a grocery, and then plan how I would prepare everything in time for dinner. It was a lot of work, especially for someone that was just learning how to cook, but I loved it. The most rewarding part was the feeling of taking care of my family and their appreciation. Since then, I have related cooking & baking to showing someone that you love and care about them.

Now that I live on my own, I enjoy cooking for myself, but also for my boyfriend. He has a very busy schedule, so I try to cook him meals that he can keep in his fridge to warm up for dinner when he gets home from work. I also like preparing his favorites treats, like this banana bread, because it makes him happy, but also shows him that I’m thinking about him.

This is a recipe that I got from a Betty Crocker cookbook. A little trick to add moisture to the bread is to add about ¼ cup of yogurt to the mix.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup mashed banana (approx. 5 medium)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil or melted butter
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

Steps

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350˚F and grease pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together: egs, banana, sugar oil.
  5. Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture and stir until moistened. Fold in the walnuts.
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes.

What are some of your favorite dishes to prepare for your loved ones? What are others ways that you like to show them that you love & care about them? 

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14 thoughts on “Recipe { Banana Bread }

  1. Yum, I could eat some banana bread right now! It’s normally something I buy rather than make myself, but you’ve inspired me to try my hand at baking it 🙂

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