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.

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Smells good… but not like flowers.

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

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Then more white stuff, baking soda and salt.

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

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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?

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

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

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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…

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

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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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