Over the weekend I thought about easy recipes to teach children how to bake and banana bread came to my mind. For those of you who want to teach your children to bake and cook (or your grandchildren) it would be fun if they had a little notebook of their very own where they could put the recipes that they are learning to use! Maybe the first project could be designing a special notebook cover with "My First Recipes"!
Banana bread is so easy using 3 dark bananas that have been getting old on the counter! It is very inexpensive and economical for your family!
Here is the recipe:
First, turn the oven on and preheat to 350 degrees. You will need the following: 1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs and the 3 ripe bananas. I also added 3/4 cup chopped walnuts.
Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda onto wax paper. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 inch baking pan.
Beat shortening, sugar and eggs in a large bowl with a mixer until fluffy. Stir in the mashed bananas. Stir flour mix into banana mix and blend until moist - then add chopped walnuts.
Bake for 50 minutes on 350 degrees - be prepared to cover with foil if browning to much on top! Insert a toothpick in the center and when tooth pick comes out clean you know it is done! Cool.
This is an idea for a notebook which could be used for recipes!
And speaking of Grandchildren - here's my precious little Lily showing her picture she made of her recent trip to Florida! She is wearing tiger ears so she can cheer the Mizzou Tigers football team with her Daddy!