Monday, July 16, 2007

~Yummy Banana Bread!~

~This is when I made 45 loaves of this Banana bread for Bible Day and for a youth camp for our 2 churches.~

Yummy Banana Bread
(I got this recipe from my dear sister Laura who got it from our good friend Lenita!)
Cream together:
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cups sugar (I use 1)
2 eggs
1/2 t. salt
3 ripe bananas
1 1/2 c. flour
Combine 1 t. baking soda and 1/3 cup sour cream, or butter milk ( I sour my own milk!)
Add alternately with buttermilk mixture and then flour mix until well mixed.
Can add choc. chips, or chopped pecans to the batter if you want! =)

Bake at 350 for 45 mins. (bake the muffins for less time...about 15-20 mins, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.)
Yields: 1 Large loaf, or 18 muffins (give or take a few!)

(I tripled the recipe so I could make 5 large loaves at a time. That way I have some to give and some for my family. =)
Here's my multiplied recipe:
2 cups oil
8 eggs
2 t. salt
12 ripe bananas, squished ( I blend them)
1 1/3 cup buttermilk or sour cream
2 1/2 t. baking soda
6 cups of flour
Add alternately with buttermilk mixture and then flour mix until well mixed.
Can add choc. chips, or chopped pecans to the batter if you want! =) (For baking times see above recipe!)
We had a good Sunday. I was able to go by taxi Sunday morning, but since there aren't a lot of taxis in that area we had to take a VERY BUMPY bus ride home, and that wasn't good on my back, so I stayed home Sunday evening. (For the bus ride Sunday night is WAY WORSE!!) We had good crowds in both services and God helped. Phillip always has a house service each week, and last week there were 25 people there, which was a record high. God is helping! My back is doing better, but I'm still having to be careful. I plan to try to find some help for my back this week if I can. Thank you for your prayers!


Beth Dickinson said...

Looks VERY GOOD Heather. Hope you back gets ALL the way better soon. Love you All

LaDonna said...

The banana bread sounds yummy! When my cousins were here last week, I had them make banana bread for me with some over-ripe bananas. They didn't realize there was a difference between TABLE spoons and TEA spoons and they put 2 TABLE spoons of SALT!!! We were doubling the recipe, and it was just SO very salty!!! Quite humorous!

Sherry L said...

We love all five of you. Love, Mom and Dad D

Anonymous said...

Your post makes me remember that I do have bananas that need to be used up... thanks. I love you and hope you're able to find the needed help for your poor back. I'm praying for you all DAILY, love, Laura in Romania

Michelle said...

Heather, I have no idea how you get all that baking done.....1 loaf cooks in 45 minutes. If you have to cook one loaf at a time that would be almost 2 straight days non stop cooking. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing. Michelle J

~Heather~ said...

Thankfully the Lord gave me a big enough oven that I can cook all 5 loaves of bread at one time, so that saves me a lot of time! =)

Love, Heather =)

Tamra said...

You are always thinking of others. I know the Lord will bless you abundantly for your hard work and selflessness. I, too, was reminded of bananas I have in my freezer that need to be used. I just might have to use your recipe. It sounds yummy!

Les said...

I'm sure all this baking is no help for your back! Praying you feel better soon.

janie said...

hey heather! just read your comment on Deanna's blog about all the people visiting blogs but not signing. I confess --I'm one of them! I love reading your blog almost every day, but don't sign too often. I know your awesome at signing blogs because I see your comments everywhere!! Just wanted to let you know I'm a frequent "lurker" haha

Roseanne said...

Wow, that would have been 8 of those triple batches to make 45 loaves. If I'm calculating right thats 96 bananas, and 64 eggs. HELP!!!
You are an awesome cook, and I was blessed to live close to you for 2 years and learn alot.

Marsha said...

I have enjoyed reading about your life way off yonder! It is exciting to "see" how God is using you both! I trust your back becomes better!

Karen Walden said...

You don't know me but I found your blog through Michelle Hight Krick. I enjoy looking and your blog and read it daily! I tried your Banana Bread receipe and it was great! Thanks!!!

Denise Truesdale said...

I made some of your banana bread the week of July 4th. So moist and yummy. Dan and Lorna DEVOURED it! The rest of us only got a slice or two. They always enjoy special breads but that one was a BIG hit.
I really enjoy reading your blog.

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