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Every single month I always come across as surprised at how far we are into the year. This month it’s already October and I don’t get it. How did we get here? How is it only 2 ½ months from Christmas? In fact, when you’re reading this, it will be 81 days left until Christmas. Say what? I feel like we just celebrated, though I am staring down Halloween. It’s definitely Fall here. We’ve had cool and chilly days, leaves are changing and I’m a very happy girl. This is my favorite time of year. And what better recipe than Banana Nut Bread?

This is a time I find myself in the kitchen baking more, enjoying aromatic smells from the kitchen on a near daily basis.

Today is Group A’s reveal for the Secret Recipe Club. The blog I was assigned to, is Mother Would Know, written by Laura. Laura’s blog holds countless recipes and ideas for great food, including Sour Cream Muffins with Chocolate Chunks & CherryLamb Meatballs and Grilled Vegetable Shish Kebabs.

I let my daughter have the final this month, and she picked this delicious Banana Bread recipe, because (and I quote) “Who doesn’t love banana bread?”. She’s right, it was an easy sell for me and with our colder weather, I’ve been craving things just like this. We loved this recipe and thought it was both simple and delicious!
Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, 8 tablespoons or 1 stick
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 medium bananas, about 1 cup mashed
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup very hot water. Heat in microwave – do not use hot water from tap.
  • ½ cup to ¾ cup of nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Butter or oil your loaf pan
  3. In a small dish or pot, melt butter. Mix the sugar and butter together.
  4. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs and mix just combined.
  5. Add sugar/butter mixture to bananas and eggs.
  6. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  7. Mix the dry ingredients, to the wet ingredients in 2-3 batches, alternating with small amounts of hot water.
  8. Add your nuts.
  9. Bake loaf pan for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. To test for doneness, insert knife into loaf. If it comes out clean, then banana bread is done.
  10. Allow to cool in pan. Slice and enjoy!

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danielle

Monday 12th of October 2015

But seriously, who doesnt love banana bread? Definitely one of my favorite snacks.

pizzarossa

Wednesday 7th of October 2015

That looks beautiful! You can never have too many recipes for banana bread :)

Nicole Cook

Friday 9th of October 2015

The funny thing is, that often they taste different and this one does from my traditional banana bread. This has a more banana flavor which mine is lacking. I love this one.

Leigh

Tuesday 6th of October 2015

I'm with you Nicole - love the cooler weather - and now you've baked the perfect bread to enjoy the cooler days with.

Nicole Cook

Friday 9th of October 2015

We might be alone in our love for cooler weather, hahah I keep seeing everyone complaining. Not me. This bread is fantastic on a cool morning with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Happy Fall!

Laura @MotherWouldKnow

Monday 5th of October 2015

I love your version of my banana bread - even more so because your daughter was the one to pick out which recipe you tried. The banana bread is one of my kids' favorites on the blog too!

Nicole Cook

Friday 9th of October 2015

We loved your banana bread Laura, so delicious! I love allowing my mini to help me pick recipes, because she usually picks the best ones :)

Erin @ Making Memories

Monday 5th of October 2015

Your banana bread looks wonderful! I have bananas sitting on my counter that either need to go in bread or in the garbage can. I think I'll be making this later today.

Nicole Cook

Friday 9th of October 2015

I'm a bit addicted to banana bread and we love creating new variations. This is such a simple but delicious recipe, I am so glad I picked it!

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