I have a story about banana bread. It’s a food item that’s very close to my heart. You see, back in the day, 9 and a half years ago, when I first found out that I was pregnant with Kennedy, the very first thing that came to my mind that I needed to do, before anything else, was learn to cook. Well, first I told Chris, but THEN, I needed to learn to cook. Not get a crib. Not learn how to change a diaper. Not figure out which preschool she would go too, or even how much all of that would cost. First, I needed to learn to cook. Because, in my mind, real moms should have a good tasty recipe up their sleeves to be able to create a nice happy home environment for their family. It just feels right to me. So, the day after I found out, I sat down at the kitchen table with my room mate’s copy of the Joy of Cooking and I started copying down recipes that I thought seemed “mom-ish” and that I could probably learn pretty easily. The first one was for banana bread. Wait, did you catch that? That’s right. At the time, I didn’t even live with Chris yet, I still lived with a couple of friends. I know! Scandal! Well, it’s true. No point in hiding it, right? You know what though? (Spoiler alert) It all turned out just fine. 🙂 And the banana bread helped. Still to this day, if I feel like I need to create that nice, comforting, everything’s-gunna-be-alright kind of atmosphere in my house, even just for myself, I make banana bread. And now I make it even faster! Here’s the recipe!
-3 ripe bananas mashed up
-1 box of yellow cake mix(just pretend that I remembered to take a picture with the box of cake mix in it, K?)
Mash your bananas, mix in your eggs, and then mix in the cake mix. Bake it in 2 small loaf pans for about 40 mins at 350 degrees. And if you need to mix the batter and then stick it in the fridge for a few hours before you have a chance to bake it because your baby is getting bored of sitting in his chair waiting for you to be done, that’s fine too. I tested it!
I’ve tried quite a few recipes for banana bread, and honestly this was one of my favorites. I definitely wouldn’t call it healthy, but it really hits the spot when you’re in that banana bread kind of mood. You can stick the second loaf in the freezer for a treat later if you can’t stop yourself from eating more and more. Chris even took some for lunch and he’s not normally a banana bread kind of guy! I guess it just looked too good to resist!
Definitely give this one a try next time you want to have that “look at me I’m such a good mom-ish type person” feeling but you only have about 2.5 minutes in which to do it. Let me know if you love it as much as I do!
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