Well hello. I seemed to have fallen off the face of the Earth….or so it seems. Life has been incredibly busy. Pause button anyone? Whew, these child rearing years are real! Trying to be present in the moment, always, …run a household, feed animals, home school, love and tend to the amazing man I married 10 YEARS AGO!…the struggle is real. SO REAL. Sometimes I would like to be 10 again and be completely oblivious of the world around me. Oh mom. I miss those days sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, Oh, how I love those littles. And being called “mama” by a sweet little girl in a new dress smothered in dirt (we’ll pretend that was really just a mud pile and not manure) with boots and a giant smile telling me she has to poop right now! Right now, as in please tell me you can hold it till I at least hose you off child before I bring you in the house?! We track said ‘mud’ through the house and, through the window I see a chicken, wild mind you, in my garden tearing the place up!! Seriously? Seriously. UGH I despise those wild chickens. Tell me this isnt’t just me?
Moving on. I made some amazing banana bread this morning. I have been dreaming of a banana bread with a little cornmeal in the mix. Why not right? Who doesn’t love cornbread. And bananas? I mean come on. If you don’t love the two, well then I’m not sure what to tell you. Live a little. I’ve been devoted to my Granny’s banana bread recipe since pretty much forever. I’ve ventured out a bit and every time I stray from it I feel so guilty?! Sorry Granny. But, this time I used her recipe. I just revamped it a bit.
Sorry for the lack of photos. I had little that were stirring and animals that needed to be fed. I needed breakfast to be in the oven like real fast.
You will need:
1 1/4 C. flour ( I used Bobs Red Mill whole wheat Pastry)
1/2 C. Cornmeal (put aside a small handful to dust the loaf pan with)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 C. melted and cooled butter
2/3 C. honey
1 C. banana pulp. 3-4 well ripe bananas.
Grease a loaf pan and dust the pan with the small handful of cornmeal. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the dry ingredients in a small bowl. In a medium bowl beat the butter and sugar together. I used a bowl and a wooden spoon but a standup mixer would be wonderful and easy as well. Add the eggs into the sugar mix then mash the bananas and incorporate into the sugar mixture. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Place the mixture into the greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 1/2 an hour. Reduce the heat to 325 and bake for another 1/2 hour. Walnuts would be wonderful in here but our household has a tree nut allergy…boo. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.
Cheers! To an amazing week!