When you think about going to grandma’s house as a child, how many of you thought about the smell of delicious home cooked food? That moment you stepped through the front door and were taken over by something that no matter what it was, made you hungry. It makes you think that with age, comes wisdom and skill in the kitchen.
The hope is that the cooking and baking would have been passed down to your parents, but it’s never the same. That smell on special occasions and holidays fill the air and then fills your body. There are some baked goods like Banana Nut Bread, that have such a powerful and delicious smell. A smell that no matter where you are, will always make you think back to when you visited Grandma’s house.
Like Little Red Riding Hood, you just can’t wait to get back to Grandma’s house so you can keep eating her delicious food. Well, now you don’t have to. Here’s an easy and yet absolutely delicious Banana Nut Bread recipe that will not only take you back to a much simpler time, but will make Grandma jealous.
What You Need:
- 4 Bananas
- 1/2 Cup Soft Butter
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 Cups Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 Cup Chopped Nuts (Walnuts, Cashews, Almonds, Peanuts)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the soft butter and sugar. Make sure the butter is not melted. Margarine tends to be softer than butter, so yes that will work. If you use a food processor, that may chop your nuts easier and faster. Just make sure not to over chop so that they become ground. You’ll want small chunks as when you bite into your bread, you’ll get that nutty feeling. Yummy! Mix everything together well, and pour in your bread pan. It will rise, so try to aim around 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Your bread should take about one hour to fully cook, but make sure to use a clean knife, or even a tooth pick and test the centre. If nothing sticks to it, set it aside and let it cool.
Don’t forget to turn off your oven. Invite over your grandma, and show her there’s a new nutty baker in town!