{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Great for Little Kitchen Helpers...

I got this super easy recipe from Meredith's recipe blog and I loved that I didn't even have to get out my mixer! And, I loved how involved Quinn got to be in the process. I think that the time and effort it took to make it, and then watching it cook, made the finished product even yummier! :)

Banana Bread

3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Here are pictures of the fun we had making this treat this morning...

1 comment:

the rodriguez crew said...

I make this ALL the time, and substitute just about any leftover fruits I have. It's an awesome recipe! I've used blueberries, rasberries, and strawberries from a leftover "pre-cut tub" at the grocery store, and it's DELICIOUS! I need to let J help me next time!