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So my mom has been making this banana bread recipe since I was very little and it's always fun to try different versions of it with different little surprises added inside. You can pretty much add anything you want to the batter, but today I decided to try out some butterscotch morsels with walnuts... I also had dried cranberries on hand, but wasn't sure if that would be overkill... Maybe next time!
So my mother brought to my attention that the bananas were starting to go bad, which is the BEST time to make banana bread!! She wanted to make it, but she was busy with some other things, so she asked me to.
So I whipped out her handy dandy recipe!
1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon double acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Once I got all of my ingredients together I preheated my oven to 350 Degrees and then
I added the dry ones first to a large mixing bowl.
Next add 1/2 cup of shortening, or you can use butter or margarine
I actually used Earth Balance Vegan Butter and it worked just as well!
I also used the same thing to grease my pan.
Here in this step you want to cut the butter or shortening into your dry ingredients with 2 knives, scissor style, OR you can do what I did and mash it all together with your hands...
(Make sure you take off your rings and your hands are clean ;-) ! )
Mash it together until you get these coarse crumbs!
Next mash up your 2 overly riped nanners, and lightly beat 2 eggs!
Add that to your crumbly dry mixture along with a half a cup of your butterscotch morsels and a half a cup of your crushed walnuts!
Fold all of that into your batter with a spatula!
Now grease your bread pan, and pour your batter into it. Pop that baby in the oven and set your timer to 55 minutes to 1 hour
Time to LICK THE BOWL!!! :-X
(That part always makes me still feel like a little girl!)
Once your timer goes off, stick a toothpick or fork in the center, and if you have raw batter come out onto the fork, then let it bake a bit more! Mine was actually still a bit uncooked in the center after a full hour! I think I added an extra 10 minutes, and again it was still uncooked. Finally after adding another 15, it was baked all the way through!
Time to take out our BANANA BREAD! Let that cool on your stovetop now.
Would you like a slice or two??
Now excuse me while I cozy up in a cushiony chair under the shaded pergola and devour my tasty afternoon sweet treats and my magical book! If you would like the recipe to my magickal iced chai tea, see my blog posts here!
I grew up in an Italian household, so food to me is a very personal experience. Food to me, means family sitting down together to enjoy a nice meal. It is the part of the day that I cherish the most, bonding over stories and flavors. Good food is one of the greatest enjoyments of life.