Twelve Days of Christmas
Hello, Folks! We will celebrate this holiday season with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” tribute to my favorite candy/treats that my family and I love to make each Christmas. Check back for the next 7 days or look at Days 1 through 4 to see a new recipe and find something that you like and will share with your family.
Wow! Day 5 already. This is moving right along, and I am getting amazing feedback. Thank you to all who have commented and are sharing the facebook posts. I really appreciate it.
Today I wanted to showcase something I love to bake during the holidays and is also a great hit with my family: Banana Nut Bread.
I honestly do not care for bananas. I know you are thinking what is the matter with you, but I honestly just do not like to eat bananas and thought I would hate Banana Nut Bread. Well one day I finally tried it and man! it was amazing. So buttery smooth and just melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Surprisingly, I could not taste banana flavor at all.
My mother baked Banana Nut Bread every Christmas holiday, and she always made it in loaf pans or mini loaf pans. So when I started making the bread, I did the same. However, one day my mother switched it up on me. She used tin cans to bake the bread in, and I was sold on it.
The tin can creates a nice log of Banana Nut Bread ready to be sliced and served with whatever you want to spread on it. I prefer some butter, but the wife likes to spread cream cheese on a slice. Either way, you will enjoy this recipe for the holidays.
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 3 sticks of Butter
- 2 large Eggs
- 3 small very ripe Bananas (mashed)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 cups Self-Rising Flour
- ½ cup of Chopped pecans
- Beat sugar and butter until creamy
- Add eggs, mashed bananas, and vanilla
- Beat on medium speed for about 2 mins
- Combine flour 1 cup at a time until mixed together well
- Be sure to spray the loaf pan or the can with nonstick cooking spray.
- --If you want to use cans which I would recommend I just save them for a few weeks ahead of time. As I use green beans or corn or anything in can I just peel off wrapper and put in dishwasher to run through. Make sure your cans do not have a lip on the inside of the can so your bread will slide out with out catching.