Tuesday, November 8, 2011

oh hey, muffin

Rewind to early last week: 

Our new apartment is a maze of unorganized piles of books, cleaning supplies, clothes hangers, and random stuff that we're still trying to find a place for. Basically, it's hard to walk around the place freely.
We've both been working all day and
have just gotten back from a huge grocery store trip. 
It's 11pm. 
We're so tired. 

It was the perfect time to make some banana pecan bread and muffins! 
Of course! 

Or, as we like to call them, 
BONANZA bread and muff-tins!

Sounds like a party, huh? 

Here's our favorite recipe:



3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups flour


With a hand mixer, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda, salt, and crushed pecans over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last and mix. Pour batter into a buttered 4x8in loaf pan. 
Bake for 1 hour at 350F. 
Remove from pan, let cool on rack, slice, and enjoy! 

(For muffins, cook for 30 mins.)


Caitlin said...

Delish! Saving this recipe. Glad the moving process is moving along for you guys :)

Annie said...

I'd have to pass on the pecans as I'm allergic to tree nuts, but otherwise this sounds good!
love your dish towels btw!

Eliza said...

I wonder if I could make these with gluten-free flour...sounds delicious! Good luck getting everything moved in :) xoxo, eliza {Check out my Creative Couture giveaway at http://asteroid-325.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-first-giveaway.html}

kaity said...

I like your kitchen towels. :] the pattern is really cute!

and these muffins sound delish.

Kristin said...

Yum! These sound delicious :)

Jessica Wray said...

I love those towels!!

Rae Veda said...

Yum! These look tasty! xo, rv


Bon Bon said...

mmmm, delicious! I've been craving something banana-bread-ish lately:-) xoxo

laurenjeanallece said...

Uh yup, going to be making these!

Kari said...

Yummmm! You two are just too awesome.

mama marchand said...

YUM. And those towels are beautiful.

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

Sounds good!

Rachel said...

Yummm...I'm definitely stealing this recipe!


Megan and Justin said...

yum!! congrats on the big move. :)

Sydney said...

yumm that sounds so good! Baking in a new apartment is the best way to get settled!

Sydney said...

yumm that sounds so good! Baking in a new apartment is the best way to get settled!

wildchild said...

love the towels and the bowls. good luck getting organized! that can be the fun part sometimes, so soak it up :)

Danielle and Trev said...

Loving this blog. Following now! And I could eat bread all day. For reals.

Erin said...

Bonanza bread! My students would love that! :)

Meredith Bleak said...

How many pecans? I can't find it in the recipe.

Young People in Love said...

You can use as much or as little nuts as you'd like!

Anonymous said...

You are making me hungry. And just look at those adorable blue towels! Love it.