Thankful Day 3 Loving to Bake Banana Bread by Helpfulhannah

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Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

I do enjoy Baking on these cool fall days, but I miss my old Neighbors because after I baked I would knock on their door and hand them half the Banana Bread I had Baked knowing they would enjoy it . The smiles on their faces always made feel  wonderful inside 

I would always make different variations  just to see which ones came out the best . It never mattered to my neighbors Rick and Joe they always loved whatever I made .The other day I found a recipe I love . I am really thankful that I love to bake .

Debe Maxwell, CRS  reminded me how lucky I am to suddenly get an urge to want to bake a banana bread and do it . I am thankful for this gift and love of cooking. Although my waistline after making these delights if not eaten in moderation is not pleased with me. 

Here is my  new holiday favorite recipe  it is rather easy and quite delicious 

2 cups of flour 

1 tsp baking soda 

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp of salt 

whisk together and set aside 

1/3 cup of softened  butter (be sure the butter is room temp and soft)

2/3 cup of sugar    mix  the butter and sugar  together until creamy ( I do it by hand ) 

2 EGGS  room temp  beat the eggs -  slowly add  sugar mixture until creamy w/ + 1/2 cup of real sour cream 

1 tsp  vanilla 

1 tsp almond extract  this is optional 

3 over ripe banana mash, leave in pieces 

Now measure 1/2 cups raisins , 1/2 cups walnuts , 1/2 cup of chocolate chips 

banana bread

 

 

slowly mix all the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until it is almost mixed slowly mix in raisins , nuts ,and, chocolate chips --

Oops, I forgot to tell you butter the pan and flour it so nothing sticks -

you need to pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees 

 

banana bread in pan

 

Pour mixture into the pan - take another half a cup of walnuts and scatter over the top  if you have some oatmeal scatter over the top cook for 55-65 minute 

You will know when it is done not only will the timer go off, but your home will smell heavenly -  take a toothpick insert in the middle if it comes out wet leave it in for another 5 minutes  if it comes out with chocolate try another spot 

Let it cool on a rack for about  thirty minutes, maybe 20 then release onto a plate 

let it sit another thirty minutes if you can stand it, then slice a piece OMG YUM

I am thankful that I found this  Banana Bread recipe hope you try it too 

banana bread out of oven

 

 

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Comments (31)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Grant Schneider Holidays are starting it is going to be difficult 

Nov 19, 2021 08:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Hannah, for sharing this recipe. I will send it to Chef Dolores on Facebook.

Nov 19, 2021 08:47 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs I made this last night and I must say it tastes much better than the last. I made the last one with cashews the walnuts made it amazing -yum  if you lived closer I would bring you some 

Nov 19, 2021 08:49 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  Hope you made it with the sour cream makes all the difference -my niece gave me this ricipe she was so much moister 

Nov 19, 2021 08:52 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Roy Kelley  Best recipe I ever used  and have been making it for years 

Nov 19, 2021 08:54 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kat Palmiotti  I just moved down the road 😉 I know my neighbors but Joe and Rick were special to me - they still come and visit -   You are so sweet  - try this banana bread your house will smell heavenly 

Nov 19, 2021 08:57 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debe Maxwell, CRS  i am sure you will love this banana bread the sour cream nuts rasins and chocolate chips make it so special -  I do know my new neighbors but my old neighbors are so special to me they do visit and help me hang my pictures. Rick is an Artist and I always enjoy his input on decorating.

Nov 19, 2021 09:07 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Ed Silva  This is not your typical banana bread but I appreciate your honesty 

Nov 19, 2021 09:10 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Brian England  I you lived closer I would bring you some 

Nov 19, 2021 09:11 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yummy Hannah, this looks delicious! I'm saving this recipe and showing it to my family members who love to bake!

Nov 19, 2021 10:29 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  they will thank you for it best I ever made and have been making banana bread for over six years .My niece April always told me to add sour cream + the almond extract is worth the investment as it last adds a unique flavor - Happy Friday 

Nov 19, 2021 01:13 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hannah Williams - I am convinced you are a caring and sharing type of gal who loves to make people happy and you treat yourself kindly. I never made banna bread but when I could eat it, I always loved it! 

I liked what you said in one of your comments about when you bake it the house smells heavenly! 

Nov 19, 2021 03:20 PM
Hannah Williams

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  you are so sweet we awe each other a call 

Nov 23, 2021 09:31 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Miss Hannah Williams 

I used to bake all the time.  Always fresh baked cookies, cakes, bread, etc. in my house. When I did marathon baking I would take several dozen cookies to my local firehouse. 

It was good therapy for me. Now that I am an empty nester and my diet has changed to avoid sweets, I no longer bake.  

Cheers to you and doing what you enjoy. 

Nov 19, 2021 04:23 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  I went through a no sugar phase and felt so much better . It is good for the body and most likely for the soul 

Nov 23, 2021 09:33 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah banana bread is something we both have in common.  You love to make it, and I love to eat it ...... LOL

Nov 19, 2021 04:49 PM
Hannah Williams

Oh George Souto I do love to eat it too 

Nov 23, 2021 09:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Hannah- i just realized I have 2 ripe bananas. Sooooo I may buy a few more tomorrow and if I have time, try to make your recipe. It sounds so good!!!   I hope your new neighbors get to have some of your bread. 

Nov 19, 2021 06:11 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Looks delicious ! We freeze our very ripe bananas and my wife has a great banana bread & banana pudding recipe.

Nov 23, 2021 04:09 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Hannah,

Never made banana bread with raisins or chocolate chips. Sounds like sensory overload, but worth a try. Might be really good for hiking or other activities that call for calory dense food.

Nov 23, 2021 08:57 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  there are recipes that say use 2 bananas you could use two very ripe and 2/3 cup of flour 

Nov 23, 2021 09:35 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oh Buzz Mackintosh that sounds yummy I would love to make pudding Share???

Nov 23, 2021 09:36 PM
Buzz Mackintosh

Next time my Wife makes some I'll create a recipe blog, it is a southern delicacy.

Nov 24, 2021 04:08 AM
Matthew O'Hare
Osterville, MA

I've never made banana bread in my life but to this day I can't help thinking "it's time to make banana bread!" when the bananas get too bruised. My mother would say this every single time and now I still hear those words in my head!

Nov 25, 2021 05:17 AM