When life gives you ripe bananas, make Banana Bread!

Yesterday was the perfect day to make banana bread with my boy.  We had a bunch of over-ripe bananas that all three of us were not into eating and it has been on my mind for days.  Ben makes the best helper ever.  He loves to pour and stir and enjoys watching the process.  I will add here that I think it is WAY important to have the little ones help with this kind of stuff.  They feel necessary and love seeing that what they have done turns into something grand (and tasty).  Not to mention that that time spent with your child is priceless.

Ok, so anyways, I thought I would share the recipe with you.  If the bananas sitting on your counter are getting brown spots, then I suggest you take out a stick of butter right now and let it get to room temperature.

Banana Bread

1 stick butter (room temp)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. mashed ripe bananas (approx 2 1/2)
1/2 c. sour cream
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chopped pecans/walnuts

Before you start – Preheat oven to 350 and grease loaf pan.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs – beating well.

Sift the dry ingredients together and combine with butter mixture.  Blend well.

Add mashed bananas,

sour cream and vanilla and stir well.

Stir in nuts

and pour into loaf pan

Bake for 1 hour – Turn out onto rack and cool. (we ate it right out of oven – yummmm)

Do you have a favorite recipe that you love making with your kids?  Please share.

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