May 14, 2010

happy friday, friends! after a week of rain and gray, the sun is shining. woohoo. today i'm on a mission to get the house clean as a whistle. mom and sister are coming tonight! and mom hasn't seen our new house yet, so we need to make a good impression, don't we, house?

in other news, i have banana bread to feed my company.
i shared this recipe way back when, but i'm bringing it back for two reasons:
1. it's still my favorite. favorite things should be shouted from the rooftops.
2. i've adapted it a bit. not because it needed it, but because i like to play.

one thing is for sure.. i put sour cream in my banana bread, and i always will. if you guys try it, i think you'll stick with it too.


banana bread adapted from tesa's recipe

1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
2 T. milled flax
1 tsp. baking soda
1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 c. very ripe bananas, mashed (about 2)
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

1. preheat oven to 350. butter a loaf pan, or several smaller pans.
2. cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the eggs; beating well.
3. sift together dry ingredients and combine with butter mixture; blend well.
4. add mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; stir well. stir in nuts, if using.
5. pour into prepared pan, bake 60 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.
5.5. cover with foil if getting too brown in oven.
6. let cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn onto wire rack to cool completely.

i'm setting out on my mission. will be cleaning the fridge compartments and making things neat.
what are you doing today?


Four Flights said...

spending the day with my babies and having lunch with a friend. Then sorting things for our garage sale tomorrow. Woohoo, love getting the garage sale clean. Thanks for asking :)

Christina said...

This morning I worked on catching up on my mountain of dirty dishes, took the boys to visit their daddy at work, and harvested my first spinach of the year. This afternoon I will be teaching a piano lesson, making creamy lemon crumb squares and spinach salad, and washing dishes again. I might even squeeze in a little blogging or calligraphy. : ) It's a good day.

I hope your visit with your mom and sister is splendid.

S and O said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe! Banana bread is soooooo tasty! Can't wait to try this out :)


tammy said...

yum. i just posted a banana bread recipe of my own, but i've never tried one with sour cream. thanks for posting!

Hannah said...

Today I taught the children at Nursery how to shoot rockets into the air, met with a brilliant florist to discuss flowers for my wedding then spent the evening at a cookery school dinner date demonstration where they showed us how to cook delicious food then fed it to us! So much fun!

Have a lovely weekend : )

nataliep. said...

have fun with the fam. i'm sure you'll be an excellent hostess.

tom, aaron and i hit the road for s. sioux city for a nice weekend with all of his family. his sisters have come in from ny and oklahoma to visit. should be fun!

kirstyb said...

great post i may just give it a go x

the southern hostess said...

Yum! I could go for some banana bread right now.

Anneliese said...

this recipe is great timing! i have a handful of bananas ready to be used in banana bread!!!

Marisa said...

I saw this and loved the idea of sour cream in banana bread. But I wanted something healthier, so replaced the butter with applesauce, reversed the wheat/AP flour ratio, substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream, and added extra bananas and pecans. It was so good! I posted my new recipe, photos, and linked back to this post. Thanks for the inspiration!



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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