September 21, 2012

The Autumn Pathway to Kennebunkport

"Do you miss Maine?" he asked me. My reply? "Well, sometimes, of course! I mean, what could be more beautiful than New England in the Fall? I think about The Maine House and how much we grew to love it. How cozy it felt during the winter and our woodlands in the back. I miss Mae being able to sit in that lovely living room and watch out that huge window hours on end.....do you miss it?" His reply......"Sure I do, a little bit....but it sure is good to be home, isn't it?" "Yes darling boy, it certainly is! But what an adventure it was!"

I wish you could smell this heavenly bread!

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 cup chopped  pecans

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in pecans. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  1. I would love to visit Maine, the East coast in the fall. Our daughter and son in law still talk about their trip to Maine and the beauty. You always tempt me with these delicious recipes Betsy! The good news is that I now have something sweet for the weekend! Have a great one...

  2. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Maine, Joy, please go! It was an incredible experience...we would have certainly stayed if it had not been for family back home! We embraced the lifestyle. I wish a great weekend for you also and enjoy the banana bread! So love reading all of your posts!


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