Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Little Chefs!

Earlier in the day, I had been busy cleaning up the kitchen and since Eden finds it intriguing to climb all over the open dishwasher, I had confined her to the exesaucer and satisfied her with a handful of fruit puffs. Just a couple of minutes after having been "set free" I noticed that she had climbed underneath the seat.
To eat the few fruit puffs that she had dropped of course!
Ahhh... she was caught!


It wasn't long before the boys were ready to make some banana bread, as promised. So, I pulled out a small cake pan and wooden spoon to entertain Eden. I thought that she might pull out the musical gene card again, but instead she decided chewing was better!!
At least she was happy!

Griffin was busy mixing up the dry ingredients
While Collin took care of the wet ingredients.
Then after just over an hour, we had yummy, warm banana bread.

Obviously, Griffin was really excited!
And Collin was too!! (Take note that Collin's bread was flanked by grapes and fresh peaches. He is such a fruit nut!! Too bad Griffin won't even take a single bite of any of it!)
By this time however, Eden was so tired that she was in the middle of a meltdown and decided to pull on my shorts until she got a response! Trust me, this face worked! Can you even imagine why?
Oh, I thought that I would include the recipe for our yummy treat! I actually got it from the Zimmerman family that I stayed with on Summer Missions. It's amazing! Everyone should give it a try, especially because it has a fresh twist!

Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread

3 Cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Cups Sugar
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
3 Eggs Beaten
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Cups Mashed Ripe Bananas (usually about 4 total)
1- 8 oz. Can of Crushed Pineapple drained
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Then stir in nuts.
Combine remaining ingredients in medium sized bowl and add to the flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Spoon the batter into 2 greased and floured (I just use spray) loaf pans.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes, remove and let cool on wire racks. (Ours never makes it for that long before someone has already taken a taste!)
Yields 2 loaves.

YUMMO!! Let me know if you give it a try!


Blogger SouthAsiaRocks said...

Yummo! If I can find the canned pineapple (we can find it sometimes), I'll definitely have to try it! (so BTW - if you're cooking a recipe and it calls for a can of pineapple... use the can... don't try to use fresh... for some reason it just doesn't work! I've messed up quite a few recipes trying to do that! - weird hunh?)

8:43 PM

Blogger Sarah said...

I wish I had an oven to try to make this in! Oh sounds delicious!

1:16 PM

Blogger Heather Henderson said...

Yummmmmmmmmm! I am sooo going to try this. We love banana bread. I will let you know how it comes out.
Jack looooves wooden spoons too! It's like his favorite toy! It's so cute that you let both of them help! I think Collin grew recently. He looks a little too old.

6:04 PM


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