Baking for Survival – Bread to warm you

It’s cold. I mean it’s not that cold, but it pretty cold. I know plenty of people are in like -5° below temps or whatever across the country but our 43° is pretty unreasonable! Anywho my little peanut space heater wasn’t really doing the trick so I needed an excuse to fire up Curt for a little while earlier this week.

I love me some fresh baked bread, so I had some Banananers in the freezer, as I always do, so the decision was made… Banana Bread!! Again, I don’t like measuring or following recipes but I’ll try to make this pretty uniform and spell it all out for the squares in a “recipe” at the end.

Starting with the the white stuff… flour that is.


Smells good… but not like flowers.


Next some sugar, I love mixing white and brown sugar so in most recipes I use both.


Then more white stuff, baking soda and salt.


So colorful right? Didn’t think so… I’m boring myself. How about more brown…? Cinnamon makes everything better.


Still think it looks the same? Yeah it does. Next one egg, melted butter (white-ish), vanilla (brown), almond milk (white), and a few unfrozen bananas (yellow/brown). What do you get?


Light brown… Woop Woop! I’m still bored, Let’s add some color…


Hellooo Beauties!! Blubes!! Swim little fellas… Swim Swim!


Fellas didn’t survive the tornado… drowned blubs! Next it’s into the pan, all greased up.

I love love love topping bread with brown sugar, it creates an amazing crust caramelized! Then Curt goes to work at 350°! About 50 minutes and the most amazing smelling heater later…


Grab a napkin, your drooling and it’s time for some warm bread.


So perfect! .. now for the squares, a recipe.

Blueberry Banana Bread 

1 1/2 cups flour

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar – hand full for topping

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

shake of cinnamon

1/3 cup melted butter

1 egg

1/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 unfrozen bananas (how? see oatmeal cup recipe)

1/4 cup of fresh blueberries

350° for 50 -60 minutes


And I just remembered I wanted to add Chia seeds… oops.

Maybe Next Time ~ M 


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