So I had a bunch of over ripe bananas this morning and thought I would bake us a tasty treat for tomorrow morning! I’ve been in a banana bread rut though. I usually make the stand by classic recipe or chocolate chip banana muffins. These are both great, but I searched for different recipes online and came across this one from allrecipes.com
! Seriously…it rocks! I looove spiced cake or muffins so this is right up my alley.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 very ripe bananas
2 eggs 1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8×3 inch loaf pans. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
Mash the bananas, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves together in a large bowl with a fork until well combined. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract, then fold in the flour mixture until a batter forms and no dry lumps remain. Pour into the prepared loaf pans.
Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
The only thing I did different was add some walnuts..cause that’s how we like banana bread 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving…Have a most wonderful holiday tomorrow!
A few months ago I bought these woman’s knee socks at Target for $1.75 with the intention of making my 3 year old some leg warmers. I loved those fancy Baby Leg type brands (which by the way can retail for $9-$11 each!) on her when she was tiny, but she no longer fits in those…sad face 🙁
After I bought these, I watched this YouTube sewing video (Don’t you love those?).
The basic idea is to make a cuff from the foot of the sock and sew it to the bottom of the leg warmer..Here’s how I made mine. I didn’t make the cuff narrow like the youtube video since my daughter is not a baby.
First, make these 3 cuts on your sock as shown. Next fold your middle piece in half into a cuff. Put the cuff around the sock (frayed ends together.) Also nothing is turned inside out. (I find that confusing with sewing sometimes!). Then just sew along your frayed edge (stretching a little as you sew). When you are finished just fold it down. That’s it. Even little ole me with limited sewing skills figured this out!! Hooray.
Here’s how they turn out! I will never pass up some cheap woman’s knee socks again!! How cute would these and matching bows be for birthday & Christmas gifts?
Here’s how they look on my tiny dancer! These are perfect for dance class. I also like these better than tights for potty training reasons 🙂
She wore these last week to her class 🙂
Have a fantastic Day! Thanks for each and every sweet comment on my posts! This little blog is growing because of all you…and I am super excited to announce my very first giveaway soon 🙂xoLina
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