I don’t share recipes very often. It’s not that I don’t love to cook, because I really do. I spend the majority of my time in our kitchen.
My cousin and I are in the process of making a family cookbook. My grandma passed away when my mom was seven. My mom, and her 3 sisters, have cherished every last recipe my grandmother left behind. As a tribute to my grandma, and her four daughters, my cousin and I have decided to make a family cookbook in their honor.
Today, I’m sharing one of my absolute favorite recipes from my grandma: Banana Nut Bread.
I make this at least 3 times a month. Seriously. We love it! It never gets old.
And because one of my jobs for the cookbook is to take recipe pictures for each section, I’ve been busy baking and cooking specifically for the cookbook. Tough job, but someone has to do it!
Here’s the recipe for this absolutely delicious banana nut bread.
Banana Nut Bread
– 2 cups flour
– 1 tsp. baking soda
– ¼- ½ tsp. salt
– 1/2 cup butter, softened
– 1 cup sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 3 or 4 large mashed bananas
– 1 cup chopped nuts
Measure and sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in mashed bananas. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Please in a well- greased loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick insert comes out clean. Makes 1 loaf.
I’ve also made this with chocolate chips instead of chopped nuts. It’s delicious too!
P.S.- The blue plates are part of my grandma’s dinner collection. I’m trying to work them into each recipe section photo since she worked so hard to collect each piece.