Want to learn how to make my Mother's Banana Bread recipe? Well the delicious secret's out, and now you can taste the wonder too! This is a no-nut recipe that works great to make loafs, muffins, and even mini muffins. Let me know of the formatting of this post because I am not sure about how many pictures there are. But trust me, these muffins are going to be your next favorite snack. Breakfast time has never tasted better!
Before the instructions, I just wanted to show these really cute muffin tins I got from the Christmas Tree Shops. They say "One yummy treat can sweeten someone's day," on the bottom. This is really cute for an event or a gift because people will find the surprise quote on the bottom. I just thought these were adorable!
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Place/prep muffin tins or loaf pan. (note: if baking in a loaf, grease the bottom of the pan)
3. Peel the bananas and place in a medium/large bowl. Smash bananas with a whisk until it turns into an almost liquid substance.
4. Next, add the eggs. During this process I got a little eggshell in the bowl, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to offer a life hack. When you get a piece of eggshell in the bowl, use half of the cracked shell to lift the piece out. It's mess free and gets you back to cooking in no-time.
5. Add in the vanilla, sugar, and yogurt. I found it helpful to use a spatula when getting out the yogurt, because it can be quite thick
6. After, add the baking soda and the melted butter.
7. Lastly, add the flour. Do this slowly while mixing to minimize the mess.
When you are done, your batter should look somewhat like this:
If you are making it in muffin form, as I am, fill the tins 3/4 of the way full. This will give the bread just enough room to rise
The banana bread has to bake for 55-60 minutes. Depending on what size muffin tin you use, the time could be shortened. They are done when the tops are a dark, crispy brown.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know your comments or alterations below. Make sure to tag me on Instagram or Twitter with your pictures. How does back-to-school lunch ideas sound for my next food post?
Question of the Day:
When does your school start?
The most common lunch known to people tends to be sandwiches. Everyday, the classic lunch is usually some kind of sandwich. It's a good thing there are many options, cheese, turkey, ham, etc. But after a while, this repetitive food can get a little boring, so today a new invention (not really) will be revealed; a panini.
The Sandwich 2.0
A panini is basically a sandwich that has been put under a sandwich press or grill, and cooked so that it is flat. Now, this may seem hard, because who has a special panini press? Do you really want to hunt down a panini press just to make a different kind of sandwich? Surprisingly, there is probably an appliance in your home that can be used to make a panini. For me, it was an indoor grill.
A Beginners Guide to Paninis.
You can pretty much put anything you like in a sandwich, which can then be turned into a panini, but I will help guide you on making a perfect, gourmet tasting panini. I felt like I had stepped into France after a bite of my first homemade panini.
1. Cut off 2 slices from the loaf of bread and drizzle with olive oil.
2. Place the sides on the grill and wait until it is lightly toasted and there are grill marks.
3. Once lightly toasted, take it off the grill and place on your ingredients. I did cheese on each side, tomato on each side, and basil in the middle.
4. Put the two slices together and then place it on the grill, Bring the top down and press on the panini. Leave it to grill for 6-8 minutes. It should be flat, have press marks, and the cheese should be melted.
5. Cut your sandwich in half and enjoy!
Question of the day:
What do you averagely eat for lunch?
Ever since I turned 10, I have been using the neutrogena grapefruit oil-free acne scrub. I always thought that my face felt "clean" after using it. And it probably was. What I didn't know was how bad the sulfates in it are for your face. If you've used this product before, your face might have felt taught after using it. Mine always looked sort of blotchy. But in the end, it did the job, which was "preventing" more acne. Or so I thought. Recently, I switched to a homemade coconut face scrub, which I can honestly say that it greatly changed my face. And today, I am going to teach you how to make it.
Did you know that coconut oil keeps your skin looking young? It has been used to treat skin disorders including eczema. The coconut oil moisturizes your face, while scrubbing it clean and keeping it from aging at the same time. Why wouldn't you not want to try it?
When you use normal face wash everyday, it is stripping your face of the natural oils it needs to keep your face moisturized and healthy. This leads to dry skin, which then makes your face reproduce more oils faster, which then leads to more acne. The antioxidants in coconut oil treats your face, but also moisturizes it, leading to soft, healthy skin that is free of the gross stuff.
DIY Coconut Oil Face Scub
You Will Need:
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Combine the sugar and the coconut oil in a container and mix. You want a constancy that is not liquid, but smooth enough it is easy to remove some and put it on your face. If the mixture becomes very liquidated, place it in the fridge until it solidifies.
Use a coin sized amount on your face, 1-2 times a day. Scrub it in with your hands and then rinse with water. You should notice more moisturized, less irritated skin in 2-3 days.
I hope this helps! What do you use on your face to keep it clean?
Question of the day:
What is your favorite movie?
A seventeen-year-old fashion obsessed girl, who stands just under 5 feet tall.