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Carols banana bread

I hope everyone isn’t tired of cooking posts.  I promise to get back to other things–and, my cooking partner just went back to school.  The cooking posts will definitely slow down, but we still plan on keeping busy in the kitchen.  Carol even made the most delicious soup in the slow cooker before she went to school this morning!  Here is Carol’s banana bread recipe–it’s very easy, and always turns out perfectly.  Taken from Williams Sonoma kids baking.


1 2/3 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

3 medium, very ripe bananas

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

*We added 1/2 cup of broken walnuts

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Grease a loaf pan with butter

In a medium sized bowl, using a wooden spoon, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

In a large sized bowl, mash the peeled bananas with a fork.  Add the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon until well blended.  Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture.  Stir just until blended.

Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly with a wooden spoon.  Put the pan in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven, and let cool 20 minutes.  Gently run a table knife along the sides of the loaf pan, and turn finished loaf out.


  • stylefyles
    August 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I love banana bread….and I never tire of cooking posts. So as far as I’m concerned, keep ’em comin!

  • Stephanie
    August 24, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Agreed! Cooking posts are my favorite. As is bananna bread.

  • Susanelle.wordpress.com
    August 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I also am not tired of cooking posts!
    In fact, I like the variety on this blog — clothes, food, travel, decor, accessories… it’s perfect!

  • Tina
    August 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I love cooking posts!
    Out of curiosity, what was Carol’s soup recipe?

  • Mischa
    August 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I love banana bread! This is such an affordable substitute of starbuck´s banana & walnut muffins 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  • DP
    August 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Love the food post, look foward to them. Please do not stop.

  • Sharon
    August 25, 2010 at 2:10 am

    I really love banana bread!

  • Karen
    August 25, 2010 at 7:44 am

    This is very similar to the recipe that I use, which is from a Disney Recipe book! Please keep doing food posts – I love all the vegetarian ones that you do!

  • NYCMama
    August 25, 2010 at 8:06 am

    thank you for all the cooking posts. My 12yr old twins tried the zucchini fritters and the spaghetti with broccoli. They were such a hit they made it for dinner two nights in a row. The best part is the veggie hating twin said “Zucchini fritters are now my #3 favorite food!”

  • Anna
    August 25, 2010 at 8:51 am

    LOVE the cooking posts. Besides, you’re lucky to have such a great cook by your side. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Onesmarmymama
    August 25, 2010 at 10:06 am

    LOVE the cooking posts! Don’t stop! 🙂

  • Jennifer
    August 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I love all of your cooking posts,,, don’t stop,,, Now I want to know about that soup! 🙂
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  • jeanette
    August 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    i loveloveloveee your cooking posts! The one about the brocoli pasta made me especially hungry! And the photos you post up are always so delightful! Keep the cooking posts coming 🙂

  • Svetlana
    August 26, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I love the cooking posts! They inspire me to experiment in the kitchen.

  • pink
    August 26, 2010 at 1:00 am

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  • Belinda
    August 26, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I love the cooking posts too! It sounds like Carol is the up and coming chef in the family. 🙂

  • deena
    August 26, 2010 at 8:27 am

    don’t stop the cooking posts – love them

  • Lindsay
    August 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Yum! That looks great!! I very much enjoy the cooking posts!!

  • Di
    August 27, 2010 at 6:53 am

    This recipe is so great – I went on a baking binge and baked three in one night. Thanks Judy.
    Diana from San Francisco

  • MooiVintage
    August 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    The cooking posts are ok but I come to your blog to be inspired by beautiful clothes and accessories, so more of those please:-)
    Thanks a lot Simone

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    August 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Simone–I agree!! I promise to have more of the usual!! Thanks for reading…judy

  • An
    August 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Totally not sick of cooking posts. The more the merrier!

  • Jenny in Wellington, NZ
    August 28, 2010 at 4:04 am

    OMG.. I made this the day that you posted the recipe! IT’S FANTASTIC!! So idiot proof (I need that 🙂 ) that I didn’t have enough bananas but I had a small container of peaches so I added the peaches to it and wow… 🙂 Fantastic recipe, thank you so much for sharing! And it lasts quite a few days in a sealed container in the pantry.

  • Blondieamc
    August 28, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Made this the other night. Needless to say with 3 of us at home it didn’t last long. I must say it was the best banana bread I have made, thanks to this new recipe that I will use from now own. Thanks for sharing. YUMMY!

  • The Photodiarist
    August 29, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Banana bread is one of my favorite things in the world. Thanks for the great recipe. Even I can do this!

  • The Owl's Closet
    August 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I don’t think I’ll be tired of the cooking posts:) Keep ’em coming:) How funny, I just made banana bread muffins recently. This recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Alie
    September 5, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Looks delicious! Carol should start a cooking blog smthg like “Pile of Plates” :)))

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