If It Isn't Broke...
Happy Saturday morning! It's a little gloomy here today, but it's the weekend so I'll take it. Last night in true grandma fashion, I stayed in and deep cleaned the house from head to toe. What a thrilling Friday night, let me tell you. We forewent our usual date night because we have big plans with some friends tonight to check out some local dive taco joints. Ole!
Anyhow, after I had my kitchen cleaned, I decided to make it dirty again by baking some banana bread. My mom always made the best banana bread growing up. It was moist and delicious, and perfect warmed up with a little pat of butter in the middle. It always got better the second day too. Since I've been out on my own I've searched high and low for a recipe that could recreate my mom's banana bread magic, only to always come up short.
My problem (I think) is that I was always going to super healthy or exotic recipes. Almond flax banana bread is wonderful, but it's not mom's. There is a time and a place for those things too, but some days you just need a little comfort. So I decided recently I would try to find a good "base" recipe that I loved, and then I could adjust a few things myself down the road to make it healthier if I wanted to.
Well last night as I was organizing my closet I came upon this gem circa 1994.
|it's the 11th edition - fyi|
In it, is a classic banana bread recipe that looked too simple not to try. Lo and behold, it came out perfect!!! It's moist and banana-y, and super easy to throw together. I'm pretty sure you have everything you need in your pantry already too. Score!
reminds me of home Banana Bread
from Better Homes and Gardens
- 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 1/4 t ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 3 mashed bananas
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1/4 c canola oil
- 1/2 c choc chips (my addition)
-spray bread pan with cooking spray
-preheat oven to 350 degrees
-combine dry ingredients (through cinnamon) in a medium sized mixing bowl
-mash bananas in another mixing bowl, add egg, sugar, and oil - stir to combine
-add wet to dry and stir until just moistened
-stir in choc chips
-spread in bread pan - bake 50-55 minutes until top is golden brown
Question of the day -
What's your favorite thing to make that reminds you of home?