My middle son LOVES Banana Bread, so whenever we have some over ripe bananas I try to make this recipe for him! He loves it!! It’s also a great Fall comfort food!!
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 very ripe bananas
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil and cinnamon. Also, add two mashed bananas. Gradually add in the flour mixture, a third at a time, until just combined. Cut up the remaining two bananas and stir in, being careful to not break up the chunks too much.
Pour the batter into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
Bake for about 1 hour. * Note* Baking time will vary depending on oven and pan. For instance, my bread took 1 hour and 20 minutes since the pan was smaller, resulting in a thicker bread. Insert a bread knife into center of bread, and when it comes out clean, the banana bread is ready!
Recipe From Food Network Kitchen (with a few changes from TPD)
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I love a good girls night… A night to catch up, have some cocktails, some laughs and enjoy some time with good friends! I also love the planning that goes into these “events”. I think I missed my calling as an event planner, so I get to play party planner when I put these nights together!
When I throw parties I always like to have something unexpected for my guests. I just think its so fun! For holiday parties I have hired Christmas Carolers and Caricature Artists to draw self portraits! For one of my girls nights I offered mini reflexology sessions, which the girls really loved. You could also follow the same theme with a message therapist (think shopping mall massage chair)!
And if you want to keep it more simple, think of a theme… Like maybe have a dessert party or a cookie swap! Either way, keep it pretty! I put fresh flowers all over the house, lay out pretty napkins and set up a nice bar for my guests.
The last girl’s night I hosted, I ordered these amazing “adult” cake pops for all my girls to try! I arranged them on a cupcake tower and they were delicious! The cocktail cake pops come in three flavors: Pink Champagne, Strawberry Margarita, and Mimosa! Tip: order ahead to account for shipping time and make sure to order extra because they go fast!
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