Banana bread, anyone?

Banana Bread, Anyone?

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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And today, we baked. And by “we,” I mean me and one of my kiddos. Earlier in the week, I had gone grocery shopping and had decided to pick up some bananas son because it’s one of his favorite fruits. The thought of banana bread crossed my mind, but it was just that; a thought which quickly turned into a reality today. From start to finish, today’s baking fun took about an hour. And because I didn’t want this to take all day, I prepared all that was going to be needed and then had my little guy jump in and do pretty much everything else. The biggest reward that I got from today was seeing just how eager my guy is to help and how excited he gets as he sits and watches the oven; impatiently waiting for his work to finish baking. How I love these moments.


Ingredients: 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 c white sugar

1/4 c light brown sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 allspice


4 ripe bananas

1/2 c vegetable oil

1 tbsp orange zest

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Next, take the bananas, vegetable oil, orange zest, vanilla and mix them in another bowl until combined well.

Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet until combined well, then place in a lightly greased loaf pan. (I used cooking spray)

Finally, place in the oven for 50 minutes. Remove from the oven. Insert a clean knife or a toothpick in the centre to ensure the bread is fully baked. Let cool on a wire rack.

Serve warm with ice cream.