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Simple Banana Bread

Lots of people like new things.  I do like new things, but I love old things.  New things need to get personality and lines of time.  They need to have memories attached to them so that when you look at them you get a little smile and a fond memory.  I love the comfort of something getting the look of time and the ease at which you find yourself with this.

My world is starting over since the hurricane claimed most everything I owned.  I do miss my old belongings, since it was passed down from my parents, but I think the Lord might have been thinking that I needed a clean slate to start a new chapter in my life. 

I haven’t found the things to replace my old belongings, but with time and patience I will find them. I know from experience you cannot hold on to things, everything can be lost in a minute; but the most important gift are memories and no one can take those, they are always yours to fill your heart and soul.


3-4 Bananas
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
½ cup chocolate cookie crumbs – (or vanilla cookies, the choice is yours)

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

In a mix-master combine the bananas, butter and the sugars and mix on low.   Add the eggs and continue to mix on low.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and the baking soda.  Slowly, add this to the banana mixture and continue to mix on low speed until a batter is formed.  This will only take a minute.

Butter a bread dish and add the mixture to the prepared dish.  Top the batter with the cookie crumbs.

Bake for about 50-55 minutes or until the toothpick test comes out clean.

Enjoy with Love,


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  1. I love banana bread, yours looks so moist.
    Have a great weekend

  2. Great and delicious way to use bananas :)

  3. That looks heavenly. Heavenly. I'm hungry now.

    Have a terrific day Catherine. Big hugs from sunny California. :)

  4. Banana bread is my all time favorite! Have a good weekend. sandie

  5. Catherine, Simple can be best! I like the idea of topping the banana bread with cookie crumbles... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  6. You have the right attitude, stay positive! This bread looks tasty and simple.

  7. Adoro il banana bread. Con la sopertura di briciole è ancora più goloso. Un abbraccio, buon we

  8. Miss Catherine-

    I cannot imagine the heartache and the loss of having everything you own taken away. Your courage and faith through this journey is a testament to your submission to Him. May He bless you.

  9. Comfort food at its best! I love the addition of cookie crumbs.

  10. Lovely banana cake! There's certainly something precious that the hurricane could not claim from you, the sweet memories of your old things.
    Take care!

  11. I love banana bread. I make honey butter to smear across it and I'm in heaven. :)

  12. I love banana bread, I have never tried it with cookie crumbs though but luckily I have some over ripe bananas crying out to be made into cake so I will give this one a try over the weekend!

  13. Simple is best, especially in this case :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Your version of banana bread looks delicious. It must be a daunting and unsettling to lose all the familiar things that we kind of depend on to anchor us. But you are right, things are very temporal. I'm glad for memories that last, and also for a new start for you:)

  15. Catherine - I didn't realize you had been so seriously affected by the storm. Or if I did, I'm sorry to say I don't remember reading about it. I can't believe what a great attitude you have about it. Brava to you for moving forward. And to think you're blogging and making this great banana bread. Double brava. Happy Memorial Day.

  16. And here's another recipe I need to try this week! Banana bread sounds amazing right now :)


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