Thankful for Recipes.

Today im linking up with Kate Says Stuff for Thankful Thursday.

This week i am thankful for Recipes, and perhaps the ability to cook. Well at least bake because sadly i can’t even boil an egg!!

Dinoboy (5) has a farewell for one of his classmates that is going overseas and we were asked to bring in a small healthy plate to share with his friends today.

Being the fantastic domestic godess/mother that i am i completely forgot whipped up some Banana bread yesterday and Dino was all excited to share with his friends.

Banana Bread.

I have found some delicious recipes for the kidlets lunch boxes over the last few months (that i may share if you ask nicely) and am now making almost everything the kids take to school. It makes me feel better as a mother to know what my children are eating.

Yes there seems like there is a decent amount butter and sugar, but at least i know exactly whats in there! and im Thankful for that.

I’m thankful that with good Recipes and the ability to bake im not spending half as much money on my shopping bill as i used to. I spend it on shoes instead.

What are you thankful for?

Banana bread

Serving Size:

Makes 10-12 slices


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup (80mL) oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • Butter and honey, to serve


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of a loaf pan (mine is 11cm x 21cm).

Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in the sugars. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients with mashed banana and fold until just combined – do not overmix.

Place in the loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and slice thickly. Serve spread with butter and drizzled with honey.


Posted on September 21, 2011, in Kidlets, Meme, Recipies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I have been doing more baking for lunch boxes too. So much better and more affordable!
    I’ll be posting one of my recipes on katesaysstuff Monday menu linky next week

    • I brought everything i need to make 6 months worth of biscuits for the kidlets for under $10. So much cheaper and without all the artificial crap that goes with it! Oooh, i’ll have to come link up too.
      Thanks for coming over Jess 🙂

  2. Mmmm love banana bread. thanks for sharing the recipe. I love to bring obentos to work too. It really saves money!! and of course, it’s because sometimes I’m too lazy to walk out of the office to eat hahah

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  3. Now that bananas have come down in price, we might be able to tackle Banana Bread again. Would love to try your recipe! Looks delish! 🙂

  4. Love it, thanks for sharing! Big recipe fan here too, and I adore baking the best 🙂

    Thanks for linking up xox.

  5. Looks super yummy! Maybe we should be thankful we can afford bananas 😉

  6. Looks like a great recipe thanks for sharing. Also a little tip about sugar that someone passed on to me is to substitute apple puree instead of sugar. Just use the exact same amount as indicated in the recipe.

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