I’m sure we have all had a bunch of bananas sitting on our counter and after a week come to realize that no one has eaten any of them… and they’re all getting extremely ripe. So here is a great recipe for you to try….my family just love it! Grab a bunch of ripe bananas about 6 to 8… this is just perfect for this double batch of sour cream banana bread.
In one bowl beat together…
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract
- 10 heaping tablespoons of sour cream
- 2/3 of a cup of vegetable oil
After this is thoroughly mixed add in your 6 to 8 ripe bananas and whisk or I like to use an electric hand mixer to thoroughly mixed it together.
And then in the second bowl mix together…
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 4 cups of flour
Optional items that you can add could could be a half a cup of dried cranberries, dried blueberries, walnuts, or even chocolate chips.
Combine your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients and gently mix together.
Grease to 2 bread loaf pans, place them in a preheated oven on 350° for 45 to 50 minutes
Let stand for 10 minutes and pop out the banana bread from the bread loaf pans… Place on a plate cover until it cools off.
Make sure you lightly cover it even when it is still warm, so that the bread does not dry out.
Add a little butter… peanut butter… or your favorite fruit jam and enjoy this delicious homemade bread.
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother
How many times have you been left with bananas that you justdidn’t know what to do with, or you saw a good sale and wished you could buy abunch of them… no pun intended, and keep them for future use. I know somepeople like to freeze them for smoothies etc., but here’s another great idea.
Why not dehydrate them? I was blessed with a dehydrator forChristmas… So now I am in my kitchen trying things fast and furious to see howthey turn out.
This was one of my first attempts. I saw a lot of recipes whereyou could dip the banana slice in lemon juice, but I decided to go completelynatural and they are absolutely delicious.
- Peel the skinsoff, and I also sliced off a little bit off of each end.
- Then slice eachbanana into quarter inch slices.
- Lay them on thetrays so that they are not touching each other, otherwise they will end upsticking together.
- Depending on yourdehydrator’s instructions… Set your dehydrator to the correct setting forfruit. My dehydrator is just one setting. Or you can place them in the oven ona baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Turn your oven on to the lowestsetting and let it dehydrate that way.
- My banana slicestook about 12 hours in the dehydrator and about eight hours in the oven todehydrate completely. From everything I understand they need to be dry, not wetto the touch, and leather like in feel.
- They will stick alittle bit to your trays when they are done… but with a little tug they peelright off.
- Store in anairtight container, a mason jar, or a storage bag.
A great way to have a healthy snack… Or add to your oatmeal inthe morning.
Comment below if you have ever hydrated bananas and what yourexperience has been. Have you done it with or without lemon juice… addedcinnamon or honey? I’d love to hear from you!
From Lynn’s kitchen…
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother
How many times have you wanted some homemade tomato sauce or as some would call it …homemade gravy for your pasta? The thought of letting it cook all day in a pot, even though the smell wafting through the house would be so yummy… is just too much for a busy mom. So what we end up doing is opening a jar of sauce and calling it a day.
My friend Janelle… From Parsnips and Parsimony YouTube is the one that shared this yummy recipe on her channel. Check out her website for this delicious recipe the way she originally made it and many other wonderful recipes.
Her recipe calls for basil which I did not have but I did have green peppers, so I tweaked the recipe a little bit as well as I used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. When creating a recipe it’s not always worth running out to the store for one thing when you can improvise with what’s already in the pantry and create something similar.
Janelle took her delicious roasted tomatoes and put them in a blender to make a sauce… I will be putting mine in bags and place them in the freezer to add a delicious fresh taste to my crockpot recipes.
This was a great way to use up a bunch of ripe tomatoes that we picked at the Amish gardens in Pennsylvania. We will have some wonderful meals made throughout the winter months using these tomatoes.
Give it a try… and let me know what you think. It’s a whole lot quicker and easier and less bother to roast them up in the oven… then to make homemade tomato sauce on the stove top.
Thanks to my friend Janelle for this inspirational recipe!
Lynn A. C. Wilson- Resume of a Mother.
Happy Fall everyone!!!…..Have you been apple picking yet? We just did our annual visit to a semi local farm for a hayride into the apple orchard fields to pick our apples for the season. I think I enjoy this more that our kids ever did…I think they go just for me. But my whole family loves the benefits of fresh, crisp apples, apple pie, a sliced up apple with peanut butter, or our favorite ….homemade applesauce and homemade applesauce muffins.
This is a real treat for us. Great for a fall morning breakfast, a snack during the day or a “just because I need a little something, something” as we say in our family.
Here are my two favorite recipes….I hope you enjoy them. Share your favorite things that you make with apples and feel free to share your recipes with all of us too in the comments below.
I usually do this in the crock pot overnight on low and you can also do this on the stove top until the apples are soft and then blend together in a food processor or blender.
Let it cool down and then I put the applesauce in zip lock sandwich bags…lay them flat and freeze for future use.
- 6 apples (I like to mix and match different apple selections)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar (brown sugar is extra yummy)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dump everything in the pot and cook on low stove top or crock pot and then blend together until a sauce texture.
(You Can Also Use a Bread Pan or Bundt Pan Too)
- 2 ½ cups flours
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar (¾ if you like your muffins really sweat)
- 1 stick of melted butter
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 – ½ cups of applesauce
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes for muffins
Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother