I have not been feeling well,nothing serious,just allergies and the effects of the medication I am taking to prevent them. The allergies give me head holding headaches,make me sneeze,make my eyes water and my throat itch. The medication calms all this for most of the day but it also makes me lethargic and sleepy when I want to be perky and bright-eyed. Go figure.
So I am offering a QP today. Quick post. Nothing fancy just a simple banana bread.
When I’m not feeling well I want hot tea. It soothes my scratchy throat and calms me at the same time. So lately, before bedtime,I have put aside my usual cup of coffee and replaced it with hot tea.
Banana bread is perfect with hot tea. This one is loaded with walnuts and honey, and not just a” touch of honey”. I hate things that say “a touch a honey”. I like honey and I want a lot of it. Some recipes will call for a tablespoon or two. This recipe has a half cup which really makes a difference. Also, the honey replaces some of the sugar so the finished bread is not too sweet. Use any kind of honey you don’t need fancy stuff. I used a honey that’s flavored with cinnamon so it added a nice touch.
I’m happy that I made this banana bread because not only do I have some for when I have my late night tea but there is also plenty left for me to have a slice for breakfast in the mornings.
Recipe: banana walnut honey bread
- 2 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 ripe bananas , mashed (1 1/2 cups)
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 stick butter , softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup toasted walnuts
Yield: about 16 slices