Monday, May 18, 2015

Banana Nut Bread

What a busy couple of months it's been! From a surprise trip for my fiance's {now husband} 30th birthday to getting married over Mother's Day weekend, we've been having fun! Our wedding was held in Colorado in an intimate setting, my husbands parents house. We had quite a turn out as well, which was quite unexpected from the start. We were anticipating 30 to 40 guests but ended up with over 70. It was wonderful to have all the support from our family and friends and are so happy they attended! 

Now, being a cook I couldn't help but make my own wedding cake and cupcakes for the wedding. I can't wait for the photographer to finish all of our photos, but for now I leave a teaser! The photographer was the wonderful Tiffany of La Bella Luce Photography


And now for the yummy part! Banana bread has been a favorite of mine ever since I was a little. My mom made it best and I always enjoyed waking up to a lovely warm slice with butter. This recipe is amazing, it's flavorful, moist and has texture. I like that the bananas aren't completely mashed, it helps create bursts of flavor.


 

 

Banana Nut Bread

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 bananas {ripe], half mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  • Preheat oven the 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl using a whip attachment, add the sugar and butter and mix until combined. Add 1 egg in at a time and mix until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Sift in the flour and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients, bananas, vanilla and walnuts. Using a paddle attachment, mix until just combined.
  • Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and pour the batter in the pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.




Ashley