Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nan's Banana Bread.....

We'll it's sure been a miserable weather day around these parts....woke up to a balmy 7 degrees C (that's 44 F for our southern neighbours) Can it really be the middle of July?!

To top things off our cable provider had a major service interruption which meant no internet, cable or even phone service for 6 hours. It's a times like that you really realize how dependent we have become on all our technology and gadgets....

What is it people always say.....if you're handed lemons, make lemonade? Well, in my case I decided to make the most of my day away from the "connected" world, by turning overripe bananas into scrumptious Banana Bread courtesy of my  90 year old Grandmothers' recipe..... thanks Nan! :)

If you'd like to try our family recipe, just keep on reading for the easy instructions.....

Here's the recipe in my Grandmothers recipe book in her own handwriting....a keepsake I will treasure always :)

Here's the ingredient list:
~1/2 c Butter                      ~1 tsp Baking Powder
~1/2 c Brown Sugar          ~ 1 tsp Baking Soda
~1/2 c White Sugar            ~ Pinch of salt
~2 Eggs                               ~2 Bananas (mashed)
~2 c Flour

and the step by step instructions:

Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.....

Gather all the ingredients....

Cream the butter.
Add sugar.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add the mashed bananas.
Mix in the dry ingredients .

Put the mixture in your greased loaf pan and using a sharp knife, score a line down the middle of the loaf.

Bake at 300 degrees for 60- 70 minutes.

When it's done it should look a golden brown like this....
Let it cool for a bit then remove from pan.

Once it's completely cool, slice and enjoy with a glass of cold milk.....

yum yum!



  1. luvs it! Going to make this tomorrow. My hubby is from NL and his Nan was an awesome cook...thanks for the recipe

  2. Thanks for stopping by Manor Ridge...seems like there are NL connections everywhere :) You are very welcome for the recipe.....enjoy!