Does this make me a baker?!

First, let me just preface this by saying I can’t cook, nor do I consider myself a baker! In other words, my husband didn’t marry me for my “skills” in the kitchen! LOL I figure, I can read, so surely I can cook or bake, right? Is it really that easy? I really should try more recipes! I hope to try much more cooking and baking once we get into our own place again (we live with my in-laws).

Last week, I had the idea in my head to make banana bread. My son loves bananas, but sometimes he doesn’t. That usually means that if we have bananas on hand and he doesn’t eat them, I freeze them to add to my smoothies or shakes.

I bought all the ingredients needed to make banana bread a few days ago and then had to wait for the bananas to ripen! Today was the perfect day to make them since I was bored and the bananas were ready! Here is a picture of the finished product:

I had my husband slice the bread, since he is better at that than I am.  He ended up loving the bread!  He said “it was good” which means a lot!  Although, he isn’t too picky on food, as long as it is edible.  If he didn’t like it, he would have said so. 

Here is the recipe that I used.  I did substitute the flour for whole wheat flour and sugar for brown sugar.  You can also add chocolate chips or walnuts.

Banana Bread with Cinnamon Applesauce

Prep: 10 mins  –  Cooking time: 50 mins  –  Yields: 1 loaf


    * 3 ripe bananas
    * 2 C flour
    * 1 C sugar
    * 1 tsp. baking soda
    * ½ C cinnamon apple sauce (naturally sweeten)
    * 1 tsp. vanilla
    * 2 eggs, beaten


   1. Preheat oven to 350°, spray loaf pan with cooking spray
   2. Mash bananas with a potato masher or a fork, set aside (I like to keep it on the chunky side because I like little bits of banana floating in my bread)
   3. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda in medium bowl
   4. Add cinnamon apple sauce, eggs, vanilla and bananas (and nuts if using) to flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until well combined, do not overmix
   5. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake on center oven rack for 50 mins – 60 mins (until inserted tooth pick comes out clean)
   6. Let cool in pan for 5 mins and then cool bread on cooling rack


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  1. Looks yummy! Hello! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! I cannot wait to read more! I hope to have you follow me back :)

  2. Joyce Lansky says:

    Looks like some good recipes. I'm now following you on Network Blogs.

  3. The Jacobsen Family! says:

    Looks really good! I have an amazing banana bread recipe that I love to make. I'm no cook either… LOL!New follower from Feed me Friday! Would love a follow back! Have a great weekend!

  4. Miami Single Momma says:

    Yummy!I am your newest follower from the weekend blog hop, Looking forward to following your blogAnnery

  5. shannon says:

    The banana bread looks great.I am a new follower.

  6. Greenacremama says:

    Happy Sunday! I am a new follower from the blog hop and I look forward to following your blog!…Hope u can come by for a visit!

  7. Brittany says:

    Sounds yummy!I'm here through Friday Blog Hop!

  8. Katrina @ They All C says:

    I've linked up with the Weekend Gathering blog hop – thanks for hosting:) I am your newest follower….and that bread looks sooo gooood! I'm going to have make this for my family, for sure! Then maybe when I tell them I got the recipe from "blog hopping" they will stop nagging me to get off the computer all the time, lOL

  9. Gillian says:

    I LOVE BANANA BREAD! Yours looks like a total success! YUMMY!Newly following through the Relax & Surf Sunday Hop!Baby Talk without the Babble

  10. Opal Stevens says:

    Following from the April’s Tailspin Monthly Blog and Social Media Hop! Hoping you can return the favor :)…

  11. LORENA : TRAVEL DESI says:

    Hi! Just found you through a blog hop and now following, i hope you can follow back also! I'd appreciate it so much :-)xoxo from NYC!TRAVEL DESIGNERY.

  12. Connie C says:

    Hi from your newest follower. Wonderful Blog you have. When you get the time please check out my blog and return the follow. I am going to be having AWSOME giveaways all throughout the year. Also PLEASE consider buying one of my cookbooks as it is our ONLY Income and if you have ANY Suggestions on how to get them to start selling PLEASE email me you idea’s. You and Many Blessings to you and yours,Connie C

  13. Villa Bisono says:

    Great recipe…following you now, hope you can follow back. xoxo from NYCMaurenice

  14. Kimberlee, The Spunk says:

    LOL! I am not the best cook either. New follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday!~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

  15. Ashlee @ A Housewife says:

    I'm your newest follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday! I'm so glad I found your blog, because that Banana Bread looks so good! Seems like you did a good job to me. Thanks for the recipe, I'm going to have to try that sometime soon. I've been attempting to learn to cook and bake from scratch for a while now. It isn't the easiest thing in the world, but it isn't the hardest either. I'm hoping to get a few books and I had a friend who recently recommended that I look up tutorials on youtube for cooking and basic techniques.

  16. Ashlee @ A Housewife says:

    Oh, I also saw that you use networked blogs through FB. I use it as well, so I followed you through that. I'm still figuring out how to use it and so on. How do you like it?

  17. That’s a great recipe – it looks delicious! A good way to use those bananas, and i like the frozen idea, too!

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