Pineapple Banana Bread

Its been a while since a recipe has disappointed me, so I guess it was time. This is advertised as a ” Moist Banana Bread” and in search of the perfect Banana Bread I figured I would try it. I followed the recipe exactly so I am not sure what happened, It tasted alright but was not moist.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in banana, pineapple and coconut. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture just until combined. Spoon into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350-f degrees for 65-70 minutes or until bread test done.
  3. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack.

Fail!!

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Banana Bread

I’ve been searching for a tasty banana bread for years. I usually make the recipe from Betty Crocker book and its always horrible. This one I had to try, and it turns out its really tasty. I like any of the breads after they have been sitting around for a while, but this cake comes out pretty moist. This one came from Huffington Post and is said to be the only banana bread recipe you’ll ever need.

I decided to make banana bread with Amy D came over and said Lindsey, bananas don’t belong in the freezer. I said you’re right its time to make bread! It was so hard to peel the frozen bananas I thought my fingers were gonna fall of. I mashed the bananas in the blender and added all the other liquids then added it to the flour mixture, but here is the way they say but it works both ways!

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil or butter (melted) (I used butter)
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream  ( I used sour cream because our yogurt was expired)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste or extract ( I used extract)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180 C). In a large bowl combine the eggs, oil, buttermilk or yogurt, sugars, vanilla, and whisk to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and stir to just incorporate; be careful not to over-mix. Stir in bananas
  2. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes, or until top is golden and set, a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. If bread is browning too fast on the top, you may wish to lower your oven temperature to 325F in last 15 minutes of cooking
  3. Allow bread to cool in pan for about 15 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling

Breakfast..Sushi?

I saw this idea on Pinterest. (obv)

The name sounded complicated but the idea was quite simple. Banana with peanut butter spread all over it, dipped in cereal, cut in circle slices to resemble Sushi. Sounded good to me and I knew my kids would love it too.

So in attempt one morning to distract the middle child from the fact that her mother was leaving I told her I’d make her breakfast sushi. She said she didnt like Sushi and I told her to trust me, that she would love mine! In the recipe it said to use rice krispi’s. But we didnt have any of those so I crushed up some frosted flakes and those tasted marvelous. You could really use any kind of cereal. One day I even used shredded all bran, which tasted good (and is healthy).

Spreading the peanut butter can be messy, and so is dipping the cereal and I use a lot of dishes, so now I am kicking myself becuase the kids ask for it every morning for breakfast now.

An up close view of the finished product:

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Kat enjoying her first breakfast sushi:

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