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The Smell of Banana Bread Baking Away …

I think everyone’s top three favorite smells must include freshly baked bread, am I right?  Banana Bread is one of those foods that should, and must, be made year-round, which is why I am including it as one of my fall favorite food recipes. 
I’m still loving the Junior League cookbook from Washington DC and found this gem in the “cooking with children” section.  Although my toddler is still a little young to help me out in the kitchen, I definitely think this recipe will reappear when he’s a bit older and less rambunctious. 
 Banana Bread Ingredients
Ingredients
•  1 cup butter, softened
•  2 1/2 cups sugar
•  4 eggs, beaten
•  1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt
•  3 cups flour, unsifted
•  2 tsp baking soda
•  2 tsp vanilla extract
•  2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 medium bananas)
Instructions
•  Cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl. 
•  Add eggs. •  Mix well.
•  Add sour cream or yogurt, flour, baking soda, vanilla and bananas.
•  Mix well.
•  Pour batter into 2 5×9 greased loaf pans.
•  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Yield: 2 loaves
 
**Children can help peel and mash the bananas.  Bananas are best when over-ripened.**
What are some of your favorite recipes to make with kids?
Jessica