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October 29, 2014

Banana Eggnog Bread



My oldest is starting to get hormones. The hormones I don't mind, I could do without the back talking and general dislike of everything I do that goes along with it. One minute he will be angry and want nothing to do with me and the next he is wanting to sit next to me on the couch and cuddle. He is only 8, but he is definitely beginning to go thru puberty (thanks genetics for early puberty in my family!). My mother and I fought all the time when I was going thru puberty, I didn't think she could do anything right and I would be frustrated by the smallest things. I survived, but I definitely think it's easier to be the kid than the parent once hormones start kicking in. Plus my husband seems to be perfect, he's not baring the brunt of any of the dislike that is aimed in my direction. Apparently it's the beginning of years of good times to come.


Approximately twice a week I bake something for an after school snack. My two boys eat everything in site and without snacks they get cranky quickly. I'm a big fan of breads, sweet, savory, you name it. The following is a recipe for Banana Eggnog Bread that is great for this time of year.

Adapted from Taste of Home Nov. 2014 issue.


Banana Eggnog Bread



Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine butter and sugar and beat until well creamed.
  2. One at a time, add eggs.
  3. Beat well.
  4. In another bowl beat bananas, eggnog, and vanilla.
  5. Add to butter and sugar mixture.
  6. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, mix well.
  8. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining nutmeg.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 60-70 minutes.
  11. Tent top of bread with foil if it browns too quickly.
  12. Cool for 10 minutes in pan and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Tips
  • If the batter is too thick add additional eggnog. I have made this a few times and the amount of eggnog has ranged from 1/4-1/2 cup. 1/3 cup seems to be approximately the right amount. 
  • Make sure to tent the bread if it browns too quickly. Sweet bread will often overbrown on the sides and be raw in the middle, so make sure that you tent the top if it starts to get browner than you would prefer before the middle has set. 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Ann!!this banana eggnog bread look really delicious!

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    1. Thanks :) My kids liked it fresh out of the oven!

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  2. Mine is turning 14 and I'm just going through it with him as well. He's soooo moody lately and apparently we can't do anything right for him. Can't wait for those years to go by. As for that banana eggnog bread that sounds super yummy. I actually just bought a box of eggnog last week when we went grocery shopping and I just opened it 2 days ago. Will have to really try out your recipe.

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    1. Glad I'm not alone :) I can't seem to do anything right either! My kids have been obsessed with eggnog lately. I have been buying the organic low fat eggnog and they haven't noticed that it has less fat which is good :)

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  3. i don't really drink eggnog (not sure why...i like it, but guess we just never buy it)...but i can see it making a really tasty bread!! thanks for sharing this!

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    1. I only buy one or two cartons a season. It's pretty high in fat and sugar, so it's a treat when I buy it for my kids :)

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  4. My 10 year old is totally Mr. Sassy Pants. The backtalk is horrible and it's going to get worse, too.

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    1. It sounds like our kids would get along very well :) I am so ready for the backtalk to stop!!!

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  5. This would be a great recipe for Christmas! Do you use homemade eggnog?

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    1. It would be great for Christmas! I have made my own eggnog, I prefer homemade, but this was store bought since my kids insisted on it when we were at the store last week :)

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  6. Hormones at 8? Yikes. My son is 9 and I think we're still safe. My husband was a very late bloomer so maybe he takes after him. The bread sounds really good. We were just talking last night about being in the mood for eggnog.

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    1. We go thru puberty early in my family :) My mom was 8, I was just a little older (still in grade school), and my husband had facial hair in 6th grade. Now he grows a beard in just a couple of hours (literally). I'm not ready for it, but genetics gave me no choice :)

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  7. OMG! I want that in my mouth right now! Along with a cup of egg nog!

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    1. I love eggnog, my kids drank the rest of the carton (even though I tried hiding it)!

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