Simple Homemade Banana Bread

Calling all Banana Lovers, here is a great Simple Banana Bread Recipe
Simple Homemade Banana Bread

I am a huge banana lover, so I am always up for making a delicious and simple homemade banana bread when I get a chance! Adam, is not a fan of bananas, but it seems that Clay likes them, so we can enjoy all the banana bread together now! I had some bananas getting brown, so I thought what a perfect time to whip up some banana bread.

I am excited for later today at snack time, for Clay to try it and see if he likes it. He is really starting to experiment with foods now, so it will be his first time eating it. So far he really loves his breads, just like his mommy! I craved bread a ton when I was pregnant with him!

Easy Homemade Banana Bread

Easy Homemade Banana Bread

This is a really easy bread recipe, and you can also add in chocolate chips, nuts, or other dried fruits if you would like. I just did a basic recipe today, and maybe introduce chocolate to Clay at a later date! This does make a little bit of a smaller loaf, so it is great if you are not wanting a ton. It doesn’t rise incredibly high like some recipes do. 

Simple Homemade Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas (peeled and mashed)
  • 1/3 cup melted margarine
  • 1 cup sugar (you can do 3/4 cup if you want less sweet)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • OPTIONAL - NUTS or Chocolate Chips ( I would do 1/2 cup if you want to add them)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, peeled the bananas, and let the machine mash up my bananas on low. If you don't have a mixer, then take a fork and mash them really good.
  2. Then you will want to add in the melted butter, sugar, and beaten egg.
  3. In a small bowl, put your flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix that well, and then slowly add dry ingredients into the mixer with wet.
  4. Lastly add in your vanilla extract.
  5. Once it is well mixed, you can mix in nuts or chips if you want. Then pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for around 45-1 hour.
  6. You want the top to be golden brown, and when you stick a toothpick through it comes out clean, or with little crumbs.
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I really love how this is a nice moist bread. You just have to make sure not to over-bake it or that will make it dry. I hope if you make it you all enjoy it like we are!

 

Hope you all have a great rest of your week, and weekend!

Classic Homemade Brownies – Can’t Beat A Good Ol’ Classic

Rich Ooey Gooey Brownies

classic homemade brownies

Nothing can beat a classic homemade brownie, it is for sure something I could eat all the time! I like boxed brownies too, but I like the taste that homemade have that can’t be copied from a box mix! These brownies are nice and ooey gooey and have a great chocolate flavor. You can also add in chocolate chips or nuts if you would like, I just did a basic brownie with no goodies added in. I like my brownies a little soft, so I just watch the baking time closely so that they don’t dry out and over cook. 

My Helper

It was fun baking because I had my little helper scooting around in his lil driver walker! He would just move around while I was mixing up stuff, and then I would take little breaks to play with him! Clay is at a really fun age, I love when he gets to giggling, and doing his fake coughing! Hopefully as he gets older he will want to help in the kitchen when I bake and cook, I think it is great for them to learn at a young age!

Classic Brownie Recipe 

kitchenaid

When I bake and sometimes even when I cook I use my KitchenAid Stand Mixer! I have always wanted one and a few years back Adam got it for me for a gift! It has been so nice to have, it really does the work for you! They are a little pricey for some people, but it is truly worth the investment if you enjoy being in the kitchen and cooking! You can even shred meats with this, it is very versatile.

Classic Homemade Brownies – Can’t Beat A Good Ol’ Classic

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa (I like Special Dark)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Great a 9x9 square baking pan, or if you prefer line with parchment paper..
  2. In a bowl (I used my KitchenAid Mixer) mix together sugar, oil, and eggs. Once it is mixed add in your vanilla extract.
  3. Then in a separate bowl, you will want to put the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa and mix it up.
  4. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet mixture till well incorporated.
  5. Pour into your pan and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you put toothpick in and it comes out pretty clean with just a few crumbs.

Notes

Depending on where you live and altitude can affect the cooking time for this recipe.

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I hope if you make this recipe, you all enjoy it! Hope you all have a blessed week!