Friday, February 28, 2014

Beenanan Pie~








Those forced Hyacinths bring weeks of pleasure~ If you can..stock up next fall on some bulbs..refrigerate and in Jan..place some over bulb vases..You won't regret them at all~
Just watching their process of blooming is an exquisite small sensory pleasure~♥
The weekend we babysat 3 of the Alphabet Boys..I brought along a new Banana Bread recipe I made..we all have so many..I know ...I know..:)
But one of the ones I Pinned had a cinnamon swirl~
Oli can be a bit particular in his tastes.. he is a young man that knows what he likes and what he doesn't like..:)
He had a piece..then another and told me Nanan I ate two pieces of your beenanan pie:)
That is SOMETHING..and we giggled about the pie..and said :" it's bread Oli.."
So he proceeded to eat most the bread the whole weekend..and when his parents came home..I said to them..:"and Oli really liked my beenanan pie"..quickly Oli corrected me with the cutest smile saying.:".beenanan bread nanan":)♥
I never thought I would be talking like this..but I am:) Everything he says..is cuter than the next ..and well nothing in the entertainment world entertains me as much as he does.It's that sweet age.. 3-4..
So here is the wonderful recipe..So Easy too.
The first time I made it I made a large one and two minis to bring to Donella..even an 80 something grande dame enjoyed it very much:)I love how she always has her pearls and lipstick..

From this lovely blog~  Lovin' From The Oven~

The correct name is..

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread~

Bread~

 3 ripe bananas mashed
3/4 cup sugar
dash of salt
1 egg beaten
 1/3 cup melted butter
 1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla

In a bowl mix the mashed bananas ,the egg ,the sugar, the melted butter ,and the vanilla ..sprinkle baking soda  and dash of salt ..around this mixture on top..fold in the flour..you don't want to over mix.

Place  half  in a prepared 9x5 loaf pan   sprinkle with half the swirl(recpe below) top with remaining batter and lastly remaining cinnamon mixture.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven for ap 50-60mins..



Swirl

1/3 cup sugar
 1 tbsp cinnamon

Mix together

Please refer to her blog but more complete instructions~
Wonderful w/ a cuppa..


 Top of mug steeper pot♥and double walled tea cup♥
These are definitely a couple of my favorite things~
And thanks again to The Graphics Fairy~ for the Ephemera French Typography~

Bon Weekend~

50 comments:

  1. I love banana bread and it sounds delicious with a cinnamon swirl, so cute how your grandson says it :)
    I will have to remember to get hyacinth bulbs next year, the scent really is heavenly and I love the color of yours.
    Have a great weekend

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  2. Love banana bread !!!!!...happy weekend darling...love Ria...x !

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  3. Precious little boy memories are to be cherished always. Your beennan bread is accepted on the very best authority (Oli). I must remember to get some forcing bulbs in the fall. They would be most welcome right now.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Love banana bread and your version sounds delightful...bring on the Beenanan Bread!!

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  5. I do miss the cute things little ones say, my two grandchildren in France are young men now, and the two in Denmark too far away.to see everyday.That recipe for Banana bread is certainly different to any recipe I've followed. I'll have to try it. Loved seeing your hyacinth in bloom, what a lovely colour, I thought I'd missed it. Great photos.
    Bon weekend

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    1. I know.. many have told me count the days..as they are fleeting..re the Alphabet boys..

      Toi aussi..:)Bon Weekend..en France..:)

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  6. Love this banana bread dear Monique, look awesome!

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  7. The boys are so precious!!

    I've never forced bulbs, but you have inspired me! As always, it's a pleasure to visit you, Monique. By the way, I believe I've been able to fix the comment issue on my blog. I'd be interested in finding out if you can leave comments now. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. I am actually relieved..:)
      To me.. to see a great post..and not be able to say thanks:)
      Didn't sit right with me:)

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  8. It sounds like you had a very special time with the boys! The banana bread is a different idea! I'll be trying that one for sure! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Estupendo pastel de plátano, tiene una pinta buenísima.
    Besos

    lagalletarota.blogspot.com

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  10. This sounds wonderful. I often put a tiny bit of lemon juice in my Banana Bread for a difference. Never thought of the cinnamon swirl. I'll try this as soon as the bananas get soft.
    I have no grandchildren, but totally understand your reaction to yours. One of my sons has two little dogs and I have more pictures of them than the rest of the family. That skateboard picture cracks me up!

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    1. I'll add some lemon juice next time too!

      :)
      The skateboard pic is printed and framed in our bedroom..and sits on my mom's hope chest..
      She sees him:) I am certain of it!

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  11. Toujours dans de douceur dans vos articles...

    Passez un bon weekend

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  12. What precious memories you are making with dear Oli. I wish I had an Oli in my life :) As a matter of fact, I wish we all had an Oil in our lives. We would all be bursting with smiles.
    Sam

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    1. You know Sam..I wish you had one too..but..I am sure Meakin..makes you burst with smiles too.
      We would like to keep Oli..just like this.Forever.

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  13. I think you could so easily be a book designer
    Your use of typography and photos and color is superb.

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  14. J e crois que je vais vraiment adoré ! Magnifique post !
    Très bon weekend à toi ma chère Nana !
    Cath.

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  15. Oh, that sounds delicious - and I love Oli's name : "beenanan pie". It sounds very exotic....sweet, sweet children!

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    1. Oh sweet sweet children is right..best of friends:-)

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  16. I think I need to buy myself a double walled tea cup. That way I can eat a slice of this banana bread and will be assured that my tea to go with it will stay hot.

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    1. Karen you can order from David's tea:-)
      Reasonable shipping to you:-)
      And hands are her burnt:-)
      You get 2 cupfuls out of that steeper:-)
      You need one:-)

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  17. Now I have a craving for Beenanan Bread! And a visit from Oli ;o) A cute 3 year old was with his mommy at my office last week, and as she was giving her information at the receptionist desk, he took a stroll down the hall and popped into my office and said HI! And proceeded to carry on a sweet conversation with me. When Mom came and grabbed him she said "he is a people person". I hope he never changes. xo

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    1. That's the thing..the changing...
      I wish..they stayed..unmarked:-)
      Impossible I know..but I am hanging onto every smile..every word..every look..every kiss.

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  18. That Oli is just too precious. Love that age too. Your bread/pie looks amazing - I can see why he gobbled it up! Oh, and I wish I was as smart as you in the fall - those hyacinths are just gorgeous!

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    1. Next fall I am going to remind us all:-)
      Is your new home ready?:-)

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  19. Sounds yummy! How are you like The Rosie Project? I loved it!

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    1. I've been so distracted ..I have to finish it..it's taking me forever..but I do like it..maybe Goldfinch next:-)

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  20. Es una delicia perfecta con limòn muy bueno,abrazos y saludos.

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  21. What a lovely bake Monique, and I love what your little Oli called it. How adorable. Grandson's, so sweet. I made a loaf quite similar to this last week, using my own sour cream banana loaf and adding a streusal swirl. So good. I have yet to post it. I may wait a while now, for fear anyone things I copied. (which I didn't of course!) It's amazing how similar we bakers are in our tastes and creations. Tasty is quite simply tasty! As per normal, yours looks beautiful. I love it Beenanan Pie. Simply precious. xxoo

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    1. I'm the copy cat:)I even have a post ready to go about this..

      It is truly amazing how sometimes you can find 2 similar recipes posted on the same day..or just a few days difference..with no dea what the other is doing!

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  22. Our grandchildren bring us such joy, don't they? And constant amusement. We're blessed.
    Love the cinnamon swirl addition to your beenanan bread!

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  23. Great recipe ... I love my beenanan pie with lots of cream cheese on it!
    I love the way kids talk .... they are so darn adorable!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  24. I love the name :) The things that come out of their mouths ♥ I have some bananas that need to be used. I will try your Beenanan Pie :) The cinnamon swirl sounds delicious.

    Hot tea sounds so good right now on this cold day. Even better prepared in that beautiful steeper and cup to keep it warm.

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    1. I would love to share a steeper avec toi.

      Isn't it uncanny that all these years later we share the same loves..in languages:)

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  25. I love your Beenanan pie....will definitely have to try the recipe!
    If Oli loves it ,it must be fabulous! Lol...
    This made me smile more than anything today!
    Love every single thing about your post today...
    Bisous xoxoxoxo

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  26. A pretty post Monique...
    have a lovely week xxx

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  27. Now I crave this. Such a beautiful load you baked.

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  28. Beautiful flowers, Monique--although honestly, my first thought was "Flah-looz!" since that's how either my older brother or I pronounced "flowers" when we were your Oli's age. :) ♥

    Another good recipe is one on allrecipes that has a whole container (I know!) of sour cream in it and calls for dusting the greased loaf pan with cinnamon and sugar. It is FABULOUS, but oh my goodness, I can't make it too often. :)

    Have a good day. It's March! ♥

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    1. It's sounds very good:) A little sour cream here and there won't hurt you:)
      I love my flahlooz too:)♥ Cute cute Val..
      It is March.. we change the time here Sat and Spring forward..kids are on Spring break..J's bday month.. a good blogging friend's too..
      You too have a good day~:)

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  29. Little ones are so sweet at that age and so innocent. Their words can completely melt a heart. I have used the same banana bread recipe for years and it's time I tried a new one. Bananas and cinnamon are a tasty match.

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    1. You know the words so well:)

      Yes do give it a try..I like that there is not a pound of butter in it:)

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  30. Beautiful flowers, Monique, such pretty colors. I love banana bread - that's the only way I ever eat bananas! Love cinnamon swirls in my desserts, too!

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  31. J'adore la délicatesse de tes Superbes photos!! Bon mercredi;)xxx

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  32. I love your beenanan pie, Nana and I can see why he couldn't stop. What beautiful loaves of bread and with that yummy topping - I would be scraping every piece off!
    Yes, I have a couple of little angels that age and they are the funniest things. They can entertain you for hours just by watching their eyes and their mouths as they speak.

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  33. I feel the spring is coming and smell of you bread is so strong, I can feel it from here-) I have a tulips on a table and can nor wait to have them in my garden!

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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  34. A wonderful banana bread! Perfect with a cup of that tea.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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