Barb’s Banana Bread

Happy Easter!

Wow, it was 1 year ago that Mike proposed to me and we celebrated with our families at Easter dinner.  How time flies! This year we just chilled and had a relaxing brunch at his brother and sister-in-laws house.  We enjoyed bloody mary’s, mimosa’s, and coffee and then a meal full of blueberry pancakes, ham, fruit salad, arugula salad, bacon wrapped sweet potato fries, and home-made banana bread. 

The food was amazing but it obviously left me feeling frumpy and blahhhhh.  Not cool.  This will be my last hurrah before I get back on a more clean, paleo{ish} diet.  Tomorrow will be full of fruits, veggies, and way less carbs! 🙂

Pinterest Fail

I wanted to bring a healthy treat for brunch and was really excited to try a recipe from Pinterest but somehow it didn’t turn out as planned.  The recipe says to dip strawberries in vanilla greek yogurt and freeze.  Simple, right?  Well this is the pic’ from Pinterest:

And this is how mine turned out:

How did I mess this up?!  And does anyone know how to make these?? 

Since I couldn’t bring this crap to the brunch today I decided to try out my mom’s (aka Barb) delicious banana bread recipe.  It’s not the healthiest option but everything is alright in moderation. Plus, it would go really well with a side of fresh fruit salad.

Barb’s Banana Bread


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 large well beaten eggs
  • 2 cups flour (I used 1 cup all purpose flour + 1 cup whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 overripe banana’s


1) In a large bowl, cream together sugar, melted butter and eggs.  In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. 

3) Next add the banana’s to a third bowl and beat together until creamy. (I used a hand mixer)

4) On a low mixer speed, alternate adding the dry ingredients and mashed banana’s into the original bowl with the egg mixture.  Mix together until well blended.

5) Pour into 2 greased, regular-size loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool and enjoy.

Mmm mmmm!