Banana Bread and Sweet Cornbread

 

For a change, how about a couple of nice, easy-to-make recipes?

Banana Bread is very simple to make.  This makes a very nice, moist banana bread – not that dry stuff we sometimes see.  It also freezes very well, either whole or you can slice it and wrap the slices in waxed paper before wrapping them in plastic.

Banana Bread

3-4 Ripe Bananas (Mashed)

1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine (1/2 Stick) – Softened and cut into pieces

Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg

1 Cup Sugar

1/4 to 1/3 Cup Molasses

2 Cups Flour

1 Tsp Baking Soda

3/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans (or skip the Nuts if you wish)

1)            Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees

2)            Mash bananas with Butter (or Margarine), Spices, and Sugar

3)            Stir in Flour, Baking Soda, and Nuts

4)            Bake in Loaf Pan for 55-65 Minutes until top has a nice crust

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For those who enjoy Cornbread but like a sweet, moist version, here’s one that’s simple to make:

Sweet Cornbread

1 and 1/3 Sticks Butter (Softened)

1 Cup Sugar

3 Eggs

1 and 2/3 Cup Milk

2 Cups Flour

1 Cup Cornmeal

4 Teaspoons Baking Powder

2 Tablespoons Honey

1)         Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees

2)         Cream Butter and Sugar

3)         Stir in all remaining ingredients

4)         Pour into 2 round 9-inch baking pans (greased and floured)

5)         Bake 22 minutes