Keeping things simple in a not so simple world

by special request

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This lovely spring weekend (and I do mean lovely!) was spent outside with friends.  I am afraid my house is a disaster, but the kids got sun and dirty, so it was a success.  

At one of our BBQ’s this weekend, it was my responsibility to bring dessert.  I was lucky enough to find an extra loaf of banana bread in the freezer.  One of the best ideas in the world: when making bread or cookies, make a double or triple batch and freezer the extras.  Last minute requests for desserts are always easy to fill!

Thank you to Hannah and Craig, Pepo and Elise for a perfect evening last night!

Here, is the banana bread recipe, by request.  Enjoy!

Banana Bread

 1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour (I use Pamela’s GF baking mix and then add 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum)

1/2 cup coconut oil (or vegetable oil)

1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved into 5 teaspoons milk

2 or 3 large bananas

(optional): chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Mix ingredients well.  If using regular flour, this yields two loaves.  I find that with Pamela’s it will yield two small loaves, so I make it into one large loaf.  Bake for 45 minutes or so. 



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