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October 6, 2013

Gluten Free Banana Bread from Betty Crocker

Gluten Free Banana Bread
Gluten Free Banana Bread



My oldest apparently has a problem with talking too much. I think I have myself to blame for this quality. This year they have started a new behavior rewards program at his school and he keeps getting points taken off for talking too much. It's pretty much my fault. I talk a ton. When my husband stops listening I just keep ranting about whatever is annoying me at the moment. It could be politics, a news story or something concerning the kids. My husband has learned just to let me rant until I get tired of talking. Sometimes it lasts a few minutes, sometimes I literally can go on for 20 minutes. My oldest seems to have learned the same talent for talking. He got in trouble on Friday for talking on and on about rocks and minerals. Last time he got in trouble he was talking about how many moons each planet has. It does make me feel slightly better that he rants about things that he reads about or a documentary that he watched. He isn't just babbling about an annoying celebrity or whatnot. I think he is destined to be full of knowledge which he feels the need to tell anyone that's listening. It's obviously genetic since my mother would talk to people in the grocery store about whatever historical non-fiction book she was currently reading. Looking back and seeing that I learned this habit from my mother and passed it on to my son makes me smile. She might be gone, but she is definitely living on through my kids. It's funny how strongly our roles as mothers influence our kids. Now that I have babbled on for an entire paragraph, lets get to the recipe. This week I tried a new recipe for Gluten Free Banana Bread from the Betty Crocker website.
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Ritter Park Huntington, WV

This recipe has 10 ingredients. It takes 2 hours 15 minutes of total time, 15 minutes of which is active and makes 12 servings. I did make a few changes to the original recipe. First, I don't like walnuts in my banana bread. I know some people do, but I'm not one of them. I like my banana bread full of banana flavor and nutless. For this reason I left out the walnuts in this recipe. If you haven't baked gluten free before texture and consistency is a big factor. I normally follow directions in a recipe and then adjust. With this recipe I added the amount of flour stated and then added a little more until the batter looked correct. This type of adjustment is very normal when baking gluten free.
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Harris Riverfront Park Huntington, WV

Gluten free baking can be very hit or miss. A finished recipe can look delicious, but not taste as great. This recipe surprised me. It not only looked great, but it had none of the texture issues that so many gluten free baked goods do. No grittiness, no lack of sweetness. I would definitely make this recipe again and I look forward to using their new gluten free flour mix in the future.

For the recipe go to Gluten Free Banana Bread.

14 comments:

  1. hahaha I busted out laughing because I was just like you. I got a report card every school term that read "talks too much". My kids are just like me, especially my 12yr old so I forgive him but he needs to keep it in check a little bit more.

    That banana bread sounds and looks delicious. It's one of my favorite bread. I'm so going to make this! Thank you for the recipe.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one that talks too much and has followed on the tradition with their kids :) I have to tell my kids to keep it in check also. It's fine if they talk, just not when they are supposed to be listening (a skill that I still have to consciously remember!).

      This recipe is nice since it would work non-gluten free, just use regular baking mix (like bisquick).

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  2. I have a friend who needs GF - I'll be sharing this with her!

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  3. Hahahahahaha - my little guy is a talker. I swear, he talks from the minute he wakes up until the time he goes to bed. I am not sure how he does in school, but I plan on asking at his parent/teacher conference next month.

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    1. That sounds a lot like me and my oldest :) I am teaching him to make sure that when he is talking he isn't interrupting etc.

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  4. Working in schools a lot I have to say that talking for this generation of kids is a big problem, so your son is not alone! It's neat, and kind of funny, how you can see the trait for babbeling on though. It is good that he talks about stuff he has learned. It certainly shows a thirst for knowledge and a desire to share it.

    I'm glad the recipe turned out so well. I'll have to pass it on to my friend since she makes everything gluten free.

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    1. I agree that kids seem to talk more than they used to. Don't worry I make it clear that if the teacher, an adult etc is speaking it is not okay to talk. I think that is part of the problem is that parents aren't setting boundaries at home. My son knows if he talks to much at school he will be in trouble both at home and with his teacher :) It helps that both of my inlaws were teachers for 40 years each so he has lots of people to nag him!

      Tell me if your friend tries the recipe :)

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  5. I think I'm the least-talkative person around here but that's not saying much because they never come up for air. :) The recipe looks really good, I'm glad so many foods can be adapted for GF diets.

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    1. You sound like my husband :) There are definitely a lot of great ways to make things gluten free, which is nice!

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    1. Going over to check out your blog now :)

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  7. It is nice that our family members live on through our kids. I see it too. :)

    The recipe sounds good. I like banana bread, but it's been awhile!!

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    1. It is nice to remember family through our kids, I agree!

      I hadn't made banana bread in a while either, but I had some bananas that had to be used :)

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