I hope as they get older, they’ll enjoy being in the kitchen as much as I do. When they play outside with friends and remember its dinner time–everything gets dropped as they rush home because I’m cooking. That’s the dream anyways. Like Monica on Friends, she aspires to be the mom who makes the best chocolate chip cookies, I want to be that. To have your kids move away and miss the home they grew up in, the smell of vanilla from the oven, or the comfort their mom’s cooking brings them. Its a simple dream, but kind of the best.
This is the first time they’ve helped me bake something. Sure it’s more mess than help. Flour everywhere, some of the vanilla missed the bowl, I’m sure there are random egg shells mixed in. But it was all smiles and laughter. Because of these two little helping hands our banana bread came out all the more sweeter. Every mom has moments with their children they cherish and will stay with them. This is one of mine.
This banana bread recipe is a family favourite and I’ve used for years. I’ve adapted it from a recipe I found on YouTube. Give it a go and hope your family loves it as much as mine does. And tip, slather on some cinnamon butter to gain massive flavour points. Yeah, go make it people.
Moist Banana Bread
4 large ripe bananas
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
4 tablespoons sour cream
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda. cinnamon, set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream softened butter with the sugar and salt. Mix in eggs one at a time. Scrape sides of bowl down, add vanilla and sour cream.
Add flour mix to the batter, mix until just blended. Mash bananas in a separate bowl. Fold bananas into the mixture.
Grease and flour two loaf pans, bake at 350 F for 1 hour. Insert a toothpick, if it comes out clean, its done. Enjoy!