Banana Bread Give – What? Okay if banana bread is not your favorite dessert or mid afternoon snack, we can make this a banana fritter give, or a banana pancake give or a banana cake give. Or just a banana give.
In the Americas, February 23rd is Banana Bread Day, honoring the 1920’s invention of banana bread. We decided it is a great way to inspire a daily give. Why? Well there are 100 reasons why but there are a few:
- Making a banana recipe of any kind with your kids makes for a fun daily give while teaching them a skill. Math is included in this give as well, as kids learn to measure ingredients. Fun, learning, giving all rolled into one.
- A surprise home baked give is always a treat, for anyone. Give your banana bread or banana treat to a neighbor, an elderly friend or family member. Go to work and share your banana treat with co-workers. This is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
- We always love to honor our city workers with a treat. Fire Departments, park workers, police, sanitation workers. Say thanks and share your treat.
- Donate bananas to someone in need on the street, or a shelter. Healthy, fresh food is a nice give of the day.
- Taking the time to bake your give lets you reflect on why we give every day. Spreading happiness to others makes us happy. Putting the effort into a give makes it seem a little extra special for both the giver and the receiver.
- Delivering a give directly to someone makes sure that there is personal contact. Seeing the smile, hearing the thank you is just confirmation that daily giving makes everyone feel great!
Banana Bread Recipe for Your Banana Bread Give
Give it a shot. Get out your apron, bowls, and measuring cups. If you have never made banana bread, what do you have to lose. If you are vegan, or your friend is vegan, find banana bread recipes without animal products. The bread is just as good. If you have decided to do banana fritters, check out this recipe for banana fritters.
What You Need
- 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup of sour cream, greek or nondairy yogurt or buttermilk (do not use low calorie or light ingredients)
- 3 very ripe bananas, mashed (large bananas)
How You Make It
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or spray a 9 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
- Sprinkle the flour, baking soda and salt over the wet ingredients mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the bananas and sour cream (or which ever dairy or non dairy ingredient you are using)
- Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Double check that the loaf is cooked all the way though by inserting a toothpick into the center and making sure it comes out clean. Cool before delivering your banana bread give!
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