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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread, as far as I know, is the first thing I learned how to bake. Like a lot of children, I’d help out or play with various ingredients while my mother was cooking, but I don’t recall ever actually uttering words like “I’ll be in the kitchen, baking” until after the discovery of this recipe. You’re now probably expecting the holy grail of banana bread recipes, and not that I’ve found any, but I’m sure there are better ones. What I can promise is that this recipe is simple, quick, adaptable, kid-friendly, inexpensive to make, and consistently yields a yummy loaf.
In writing this post, I tried to figure out what it is that makes me like this recipe so much. I’m sure to some degree, it has a lot to do with the fact that I grew up on it. I remember obsessively baking this, week after week, for years; I just couldn’t get enough of it. But it’s more than that. There’s a simplicity to this recipe that’s not out of laziness or a lack of creativity, but rather a true belief that the banana in banana bread should be the star. There are no extracts or spices added to alter or mask flavors, there are no secret ingredients, there are just bananas. And, in this case, that’s enough.

Banana Bread
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Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffin

 

I’m an avid eater and have a pretty bad sweet tooth. While most people enjoy eggs and bacon for breakfast, I’d much rather eat pancakes, waffles, muffins, granola with yogurt and fruit, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my savory foods, a lot, but I eat enough of those the rest of the day. In the morning, I want something sweet.

 

I was planning on making my favorite banana nut bread, but since I’d recently bought a lot of blueberries, I decided to switch things up a bit. Unfortunately, it seems I’d misplaced my favorite blueberry muffin recipe, so I decided to try the internet for help. Those who know me would find that humorous, considering the amount of cookbooks I own. It made sense at the time. The result, a delicious and just sweet enough Blueberry Banana Nut Muffin, perfect for breakfast or any other time of day.

Blueberry Banana Muffin

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