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Fresh Banana Bread

August 10, 2016



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I can’t believe it’s almost time to get the kids ready to head back to school. The very first day of class we are all so excited that we’re kind of running around in circles. I’m putting lunches together and making sure everyone is dressed and ready to go and my oldest kids are helping the younger ones pack their backpacks.

This is where my favorite breakfast recipe comes in. Banana bread. My kids love homemade banana bread, and on a morning like this one, it’s priority to me that my kids get a good breakfast—no matter how much time we don’t have.

Fresh Banana Bread

The best part about this recipe is that it can be made the night before, and then warmed up in the oven or microwave when it’s time to eat. This bread, with a big glass of milk, is always a hit in my house. It’s quick, it’s easy and, with only 9 ingredients, you really can’t mess it up. It’s best served warm with a pat of butter on top.


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Fresh Banana Bread

This recipe works best with really ripe bananas, so when I’m planning to make this recipe, I’ll buy a few extra bananas on my grocery store run the week before to give them time to go soft.

Fresh Banana Bread

Let me know if you have a go-to back to school recipe that’s simple to throw together the night before. And be sure to post a picture on Instagram if you try this one out! 

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  • Lu
    6:55 am, June 27, 2017
    Done it today :) Delicious!!!!!!
  • Lu
    4:19 am, June 27, 2017
    And the pecans? :)
  • Margaret Porter
    7:32 pm, June 7, 2017
    I live in Washington and can't get enough of watching Fixer Upper with you, Chip & your precious children. I retired last year and have been getting a lot of inspiration from you for my home decor & have even ordered a few things online from your store. I love your recipes and hope you will come out with a cookbook (in your spare time, Ha, Ha) I told my husband I want to move to Waco or somewhere in that area and have you & Chip find a home & design it for us, but I know there would be a long line behind us & besides that my husband isn't interested in moving to Texas...DARN!
    Oh well, I'll just have to settle for enjoying your show & am looking forward to the new season !!
    Thanks to you & Chip for being amazing & real (:
  • Kelsey McWilliams
    8:15 pm, June 6, 2017
    Joanna,
    I live in Kentucky with my husband and 4 children and we adore your show, taste, and beautiful family each week on hgtv. Thank you for sharing yours and Chip's endeavors! I am writing because I just LOVE cooking and I really enjoy all your recipes on the blog. Please share more recipes! Maybe a cookbook?!? Thank you again and keep up the awesome work!!
  • Angela Beem
    12:43 am, May 25, 2017
    Hi, I recently made a trip from Weed California to Waco and the silos and bakery. My husband and I bought several goodies to eat, by far our favorite was the Almond pastry. Since it's to far to make the trip to the bakery very often, is there any chance I can get a recipe so I can make those a home? Pretty please. Thanks for your consideration.
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