Monday, March 7, 2011

banana bread!

I like to make something once a week that will serve as my breakfast for the next few days. Normally I'll make pancakes and freeze them, but today I made some banana bread! It freezes really well and I like to eat a slice with a cup of tea in the morning. This dress is another one of my Goodwill finds, and the apron (right here) is vintage, from my mom. Today was my anatomy lecture exam, so I fully expected to look like a hobo this afternoon from being so stressed about the exam and spending my morning studying and not making myself look presentable, but I forgot to put my jeans in the dryer last night, so I was forced to wear a dress and make myself look decent. I think it worked out for the best, because it was really fun to be baking in a dress and apron, and that test was way easier than I was expecting.
Banana Bread recipe
adapted from
  • 1/2 cup margarine 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (I used 1 cup banana and 1/2 cup strawberry applesauce because I was short on bananas)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs margarine
  • 1/4 cup oats
  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x5 inch pan. 
  2. Cream margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, then bananas (and applesauce) and vanilla. Add flour and soda, stirring just until combined. 
  3. Combine topping ingredients and mix until it comes together.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle topping on. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour (or till toothpick comes out clean). Remove from pan and let cool, store in refrigerator or freeze.


  1. im so making this soon, i laaaaaaav banana bread! :DD

  2. This is a really good recipe! It came out nice and moist and yummy. I normally like nuts in my banana bread, but since I didn't have any I used a crumble to try to replace the texture nuts would give.

  3. You look so cute in the photo and your banana bread looks especially delish with that topping. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your bread up.

  4. Looks delicious.