Breakfast Items

BANANA BREAD

Do you have bananas that are too ripe to eat and enjoy banana bread?  This easy and tasty recipe comes from a cookbook that I use frequently:  Basics and More.

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packedbanana bread
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas (3-4)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts, optional

Cream together sugar and butter.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Stir in bananas.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir into creamed mixture.  MIx in nuts, if desired.  spoon into greased 9×5″ loaf pan.  Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool on rack.  Makes 1 loaf.

NOTE:  It is a large loaf using this recipe.  I use smaller loaf pans and have 2 (one for us and one to share) – this also allows me to make one with nuts and one without.

Basics and More cookbook, click here for information and purchase from Amazon.

GERMAN APPLE PANCAKE

Each Christmas since my children were small, I served this on Christmas morning.  Even though we now have an empty nest, they still ask for this during the holidays and even come over with their own children to share this meal.  I have had to adjust this recipe over the years and currently am preparing 6x the ingredients.  The original recipe (printed below) serves 4German-Apple-Pancake

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup lour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 Tbl. butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In blender mix eggs, flour, milk and salt.  Blend until smooth.  Let batter stand about an hour.  [We open presents at this point]  Sprinkle juice of 1/2 lemon over the apple slices.  In a heavy 12″ skillet heat 2 Tbl. buter.  When bubbly, pour in batter.  Cover with apple slices and bake in 375° oven for 10 to 15 minutes.  When done, dot with 2 Tbl. butter and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over apples.  Return to oven for 2 minutes.  Cut into quarters and serve immediately.  Absolutely delicious and so easy!

This recipe is taken from a cookbook entitled “Long Grove Apple Haus Apple Cook Book” compiled by Ann M. Buckley.  Published by MANGEL & CO. copyright 1976.

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