I was in the mood for a something a little sweet the other day! I had a few over-ripened bananas that kept staring up at me from my fruit bowl every time I walked into the kitchen! I swore I was going to use them in a smoothie, but alas they were even a little to ripe for that! I grabbed The Joy Of Cooking, my go to cookbook, and looked up their easy Banana Bread recipe to see if I had all the ingredients I needed?
- 1 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 1/3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
Yep! I had everything except the nuts! Hmmm… what to do? What to do? For some reason blueberries kept popping into my head, but I didn’t have any blueberries? I looked through my cabinets and came across Ocean Spray Blueberry Craisins! Will they go? Ach what the heck let’s try ’em! I set my oven for 350 degrees and whipped together the ingredients! I poured it all into a small loaf pan and popped it into the oven for 50 mins. The result… A yummy, scrummy blueberry banana bread that goes perfectly with a cup of tea!
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