The kids and I spent yesterday baking in the kitchen. We made two yummy kinds of bread: Banana Bread & White Bread. I got the white bread recipe from my friend Melissa’s blog, and it was a great “first” bread to make if you haven’t made bread before. I’ve made quick breads a million times, but never baked “real” bread…you know, the kind that involves yeast, kneading, rising, etc. It was a super fun and super-messy endeavor, but so worth it in the end!

Easy Banana Bread and other Baking Adventures

Neither bread is expensive to make, you probably have the ingredients on hand (except for rotting bananas…not everyone has those on hand). I have a HUGE bread book with all kinds of recipes in it, and I had chosen a very simple and easy bread to “cut my teeth” on, but realized the morning of the baking that the recipe had milk in it. No milk for Sam!  I found another recipe for simple white bread after a quick google search.  Baking with the kids was so much fun!  We cannot wait to bake more bread…such a wonderful experience for all of us.

Sam sifts the flour
Max mixes the banana bread dough
White Bread
Banana Bread
Mmm Mmm Good
Easy Banana Bread
Banana Bread From Better Homes & Gardens (the really old version)
  • ⅓ cup Butter
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1¾ cup Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Mashed Ripe Banana
  • ½ cup chopped Walnuts (optional)
  1. Mix all ingredients well and bake for 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees, until the knife comes out clean.