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Peanut Butter and Banana Bread

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Breakfast and Brunch | 0 comments


Peanut butter, golden flax seeds, and yogurt round out this tender moist banana bread, (created by Cooking Light) with fragrant nuttiness. A simple glaze drizzled over the top of the loaf elevated it to fancy. Jules and Izzy spent Sunday with me while Britton and Madelynne shopped for a Homecoming dress. Maddy reportedly tried on 15 dresses!









Homework took awhile—but these two ripe bananas were getting weaker and weaker calling- out to be packed into a trusty school day treat.








Having only to photograph the petite baking party was the treat for me.






















I called out instructions and Izzy capably built the bread,










which bakes for a full hour.








At the end of the day, Izzy delighted at the thought of peanut butter and sliced bananas slipped between two slices of this bread appearing in her school lunch tote.








wish I had made one before the golden loaf went home with her.












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Sunbeam Banana Bread

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Breakfast and Brunch | 2 comments

Sunbeam Banana Bread

When I was a child my mother had a Sunbeam hand mixer.

Vintage SUNBEAM Mixmaster PINK hand mixer by ilovevintagestuff

The model in our kitchen wasn't pink but it was always in motion.

My favorite thing about the mixer was the little cookbook that came in the original box.

I packed the small book and the appliance guarantee when I was married--it became a link from my childhood to motherhood.

Our oldest son, Ty was enamored with the Banana Tea Bread I baked from the tattered well worn page from the tiny book.

That photo may get me in trouble!








Over ripe bananas.








Pecans or walnuts.








Butter and sugar were created in heaven.








2 eggs... always  one at a time.








Pure vanilla extract.








Yes, you can use a food processor.  Pulse just until the batter is combined.  Otherwise the batter will become tough.








Buttermilk or sour cream?
















Stir in the mashed banana








and the nuts.








Originally,  I made one large loaf.  Now I make two smaller ones.  One to eat and another to share.








Not too sweet--  streaked with moist  banana enough-ness and the crunch of wholesome nuts.








Banana Tea Bread for you Ty.

Banana Tea Bread


  • ½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  • 1 cup mashed banana (2 large)
  • 1 ½ cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup softened butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup buttermilk or ½ cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 7x4x2 inch loaf pans.
  2. Chop nuts. Mash banana. Cream together butter and sugar; Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, flour, soda and salt until combined. Scrape sides of bowl and stir in banana and nuts. Fill loaf pan and bake 35-40 minutes or until done. Remove from oven to a wire rack and cool completely. Makes about 30—1/4 inch slices.

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Wednesday Women

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Breakfast and Brunch | 3 comments

Peanut Butter Banana Bread is cooling


 and so is the weather for now…

Mom’s look forward to children beginning school: shaping, sculpting, smoothing, soothing, and prayerful tides of sentiment creep in all at once.  Sigh, and then smile, because Women’s Bible Study will begin day after tomorrow-- my favorite morning of the week.  An amazing breakfast buffet launches too!

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

--Matthew 11:25


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Kate by the Gate

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in New | 0 comments


Children’s storybooks are precious to me.  Hours and hours of reading aloud to my sons are glad recollections that bloom each time I turn dusty pages of Big Joe and Paddy Pork.

Thank you, Jason, the joy is mine to share.


Thanks for your nice note and the book. I’m sure when you said to keep it as long as you want you never dreamt I would keep it so long. The book is very special to Kate. It has been kept in a place out of reach to protect it (from Kate). At least 4 times in the last 6 months, I have put it by the front door to return only to have Kate beg for me to read it one last time. She knows all the stories and loves hearing about Timmy. I’m excited to read it to Lauren, but at this point we are having a hard time getting her to sit long enough to read more than a page.

We toasted up the banana bread this am and it smelled up the house like it was fresh from the oven.  Thank you!!!


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Good Morning

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Breakfast and Brunch | 2 comments

Gluten-free eating is trending with people we love.  A few ripe bananas and my fresh found love for creamy almond butter became the cornerstones of a gluten-free quick bread creation.

Almond Butter Banana Bread


One ripe banana yields about ½-cup mashed banana;









which partnered with yogurt, almond butter, coconut oil and two egg beauties.


















gluten-free flour, almond meal, golden flax seed, spices and the rest find their way into the mix.









Ceramic can bake at a lower temperature--









After the loaf is cool; drizzle it with a handsome glaze.  The bread is moist with a seemingly complex texture.


Maybe, the best ever loaf to keep near an heirloom teacup;

even though, your Grandmother was without a gluten-free app.




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