I may never want to leave.
As I write this, I am sitting with the twins, who are calmly watching “Hannah Montana” and explaining the plot lines to me when they feel I need to know something to be caught up. Adorable.
Banana bread is cooking in the oven. The recipe is one my wonderful Aunt Andrea helped me to heavily adapt. It’s also got to be one of the healthiest banana breads in existence. And, even better, it was one that I got to make with Amelia, Grace, William,Juliana and Juliana’s friend Hayley. It was such a blast to bake with little helpers who wanted nothing more than to do every little thing – but who were also completely (and surprisingly) compliant with the whole concept of “sharing.”
This day is perfect.
Honey Oat Banana Bread
makes one loaf
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 mashed bananas
- 2/3 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (though we used white, as that’s what they had)
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I’d suggest walnuts, but we used almonds)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix olive oil and honey.
Add eggs and mix until blended.
Add the mashed bananas.
Add the yogurt.
Stir in the remaining ingredients except for the nuts.
Add the nuts and pour all of the batter into the loaf dish.
Relax and wait 55-60 minutes for your bread to bake.
Enjoy… maybe with a little Earth Balance.
I just hope you can find baking companions as awesome as mine.