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May 16, 2015

BEST BANANA BREAD BY GOLD MEDAL FLOUR

Do you ever notice or read the recipes known as "back of the box?" There can be some seriously good ones to try listed on cake mixes, pasta packages, soup cans and even sugar and flour products. I have noticed the banana bread listed on the back of the Gold Medal Flour package so often, so today was THE day to give it a try! We are soon to take off for Atlanta for a visit, and you know how it is, when you need to use up the last of the bananas before they spoil. I also had some buttermilk I needed to use before leaving, so it just turned out to be an easy afternoon to bake. Honey....you will love this! It's very, very good and I have other favorite banana bread recipes which I have featured on Estelle's! It made a beautiful loaf! 


I think I will have to make this for little Luke the Duke on my visit this time around! The sweet people over at Gold Medal know their baking....that's one you can count on! Y'all try it and let us know what you think! 




BEST BANANA BREAD BY GOLD MEDAL

cups sugar
½
cup butter, softened
2
extra -large eggs
cups mashed ripe bananas (3-4 medium)
½
cup buttermilk
1
teaspoon vanilla
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup chopped pecans


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one large loaf pan or two smaller loaf pans.  In large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and pecans just until moistened. Pour batter into pan.  Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before slicing.

Cooking with grandchildren can be SO fun!
 Y'all get in the kitchen and rattle those pots and pans! 
And......we're off.......



8 comments:

  1. Luke is an adorable little lad. I know you had fun baking that banana bread. Teaching children the joy of cooking is one of the pleasures of life. Keep it up.

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  2. I have looked for years for "the perfect" banana bread recipe. Perhaps this is it! Have a wonderful visit in Atlanta!

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  3. That does look good. Mmmmmmm! I have everything but the buttermilk. I wonder if milk would work? Best wait. :)
    He is such a handsome boy. You are certainly creating memories. Hugs, deb

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  4. A very sweet post! I look forward to the day I can do this with my grandchildren. You have an adorable grandson who will have these fond memories in the years ahead.

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  5. What a handsome helper!
    I love recipes found in simple places, don't you?
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE that last picture. You are beautiful and he is just darling. I have used this recipe before and it is a very good one! xo Diana

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  7. You're too good!! You see? I had the exact same dilemma this morning. We are headed to Florida this week with all the kids and grandkids and I had a whole bunch of over ripe bananas. After cooking ALL day yesterday to get meals frozen for trip -- YOUR rotel chicken spaghetti and YOUR Cajun cabbage & rice....and ribs and pork roast and chickens grilled......I just looked at those bananas this morning and threw them into freezer!!! Way too tired to cook anything today!!
    But will try it when I get back....

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  8. Love the photo of you and Luke! I make a lot of banana bread and will be sure to add this to my recipe box! I've missed coming to my favorite blogs, but I'm back:-D

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