Banana Bread

  • 2 cups MINUS 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a bread pan with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
  3. Add oil and eggs, one at a time. Beat after each addition
  4. Add mashed banana and vanilla, beat well
  5. Fold in nuts
  6. Pour into pan ( recipe makes 1 regular loaf (9×5) or 3-4 mini loaves)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees – regular loaf 50-60 minutes or mini loaves 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  **I baked in my convection over for about 45 minutes.
Very easy recipe with an excellent outcome

Very easy recipe with an excellent outcome

Nelly Muffins

A very popular breakfast at many of our Heartland Owners Club rally’s that are attended by Nelly.  Making these muffins is Nelly’s way of letting everyone know how much she loves everyone.

2 c boiling water

2 c all bran

1 ¼ c shortening

3 c sugar

4 eggs

1 qt buttermilk

5 c flour

5 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

4 c bran flakes

Add raisins, dates, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, blueberries, etc to each individual’s preference.

Pour boiling water over all bran, let cool.  Cream sugar & shortening, add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.  Add bran mixture and buttermilk, stirring well.  Combine dry ingredients and add to bran mixture stirring just enough to moisten all ingredients.  Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes or in microwave in individual dishes for approximately 1 minute.  *Nelly uses paper bowls for microwaving.

Bake as many muffins as you need.  Rest will keep in covered container in refrigerator for 6 weeks.

Pumpkin Muffins

This is my kind of baking…easy peasy with few ingredients and a delicious result!

1 box yellow cake mix

1 small can pumpkin

Combine cake mix and pumpkin (that’s it…nothing else), put into muffin pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.