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Another classic Happy Housewife….banana bread!


The Happy Housewife knows time is tight and so are budgets. Here is a fun and tasty treat to throw together quickly from the most common of ingredients. This is really fun to have the little ones help with; what kid doesn’t like to smash stuff!? Plus, on those sorta-cold days, the hour-long bake time really makes the kitchen a cozy spot.
Bake two batches, or double and make muffins for the week’s packed lunches. Muffins will have a shorter bake time.

Banana Bread
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
1C Sugar
1/2 C softened real butter (1 stick)
2 eggs
2 Tbs milk
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2C flour
3 over-ripe bananas, mashed/squashed/smooshed to a goopy mess (watch for sale prices on ‘naners!)

Cream the sugar and butter together, then mix in the eggs and milk. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet, mixing just until mostly combined. Add the squished bananas just until mixed together. If you would like to add 1/2C of chopped nuts, do it now.

Put in a loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 1 hour or until slightly cracked on the top and firm.
Top with butter, cream cheese, or go au natural!