Saturday, January 8, 2011

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

This bread is a little something different than the average Banana Bread with the addition of brown sugar. I actually used dark brown sugar to add just a bit more flavor.
I found this recipe on allrecipes.
I love this site, they have thousands of recipes with bunches of variety of the same type of recipe.
Back to the bread:)
It's a pretty quick to throw together and it smells heavenly while baking!

The cinnamon adds a nice spicy flavor-I always add more than the recipe calls for-and on a whim I decided to pour on a packet of Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal before baking:)
Next time I think I'll mix the oatmeal with a little butter first then press it into the batter.
I just happened to have the Kirby people over trying to convince me that my 6/7 year old Kirby needed to be updated even though in a side by side test my "ancient" thing did pretty good;)
Anywhoo...I asked the girl {Sheena is her name;)} if she would taste test the bread for me and I would post her review on my blog. She was more than willing since the whole time she was here it was baking away in the oven! She, as it turned out, is a total foodie and food blog junkie like myself!! So as she put away her stuff, we chatted about the different food sites we always check out, I showed her my little blog:) When her supervisor {whom I'm fairly certain barely graduated high school} came back to pick her up he found us chatting it up about foodie stuff and was totally floored that people actually talk/get excited about all things food!
He kept saying "I can't believe we are having this conversation!!"
I offered him a slice of this bread and of course he jumped at the chance;)
I'm kinda thinking he might have liked it a little by his reaction and of course all the praise he kept dishing out for the yumminess of the bread-best banana bread he ever had or so he said;)
Sheena thought it was awesome too-"This is real butter!?!?!!"
And then they left and I felt good about giving those starved looking kids something deliciously homemade!
So this one is "Kirby-people" approved!!



  1. LOL!!!! Thats one way to get them sales people to stop being so pushy..huh??!! You do better then me though I dont even let them in my house bc it always gets me in trouble:)

  2. The bread looks delicious! I'm sure the brown sugar would make it much sweeter than regular banana bread -- yum!

  3. Thanks for stopping by and wishing me a happy birthday! I had a great day and it was fun today to get well wishes from so many! I believe in a birth week and a birth month!

    I absolutely love dark brown sugar and think it gives everything a better taste. This looks fabulous and that little bit of topping takes it over the top.

  4. This looks so delicious! I am always looking for new banana bread recipes.

  5. I never tire of banana bread. I would love to give this recipe a try as well!

  6. Sounds delicious! Can't wait to give it a try.

  7. Love your story...those Kirby people had no idea what a lovely treat they would receive from you! BOTH the bread and the conversation! I'd love to stop over for a slice as well :)

  8. I adore Allrecipes too! They're my fav. Your pictures of this bread are beautiful and so rustic looking.


  9. It's no wonder they loved your banana bread- it sounds wonderful! (And I do love my Kirby.) :)