Mom’s Banana Bread

We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  ~Pierce


Happy 2011!  I hope you all enjoyed healthy, happy holidays surrounded by the ones you love.  And as we all work (literally) our way into the new year, I wish you much success! 

As I reflect on this past month, I find that I am apologizing to you all about my lack of posts more than I am actually posting…so for that I apologize again.  🙂  I think have come to finally accept that I cannot post as often as I’d like…not with the longer hours in my “real” job (good things!)…and my personal promise to focus on family.  There have been too many times that my husband has said, “Are you DONE on the computer, yet?”  This hasn’t been an easy realization to swallow…but I accept now that I can’t “do it all”.  Wow.  I said it.  The truth is, I could continue to try to fit it all in….but I wouldn’t be as successful in any one area as I expect myself to be.  And success, by my measure, isn’t easy to achieve. 

With that, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to FOCUS.  Focus on Family.  Focus on Work.  Focus on Fitness.  And Focus on Indulge.  My goal is to share with you via Indulge once a week and more when able.  Once a week is a far cry from my original attempt to post 3 times a week but…if I’ve learned one thing over the years, the only constant is change.  So with the times, I adjust again.  Indulge is such a pleasure for me…and I look forward to that time each week.  So please, keep coming back.  I enjoy hearing from you!  What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Perhaps another New Year’s resolution of mine should be to more carefully proof-read my Christmas cards next year!  For those of you who received the Boudreau Christmas card this year, you may have noticed just exactly what I am talking about!  Unfortunately, in my included Banana Bread recipe there was a MAJOR typo.  Instead of the recipe reading, “….3 Tbsp Sour Milk, 2 Cups of Flour”….it read, “3 Cups Sour Milk”!!  Seriously.  Without flour…and with an obsene amount of milk…all you are left with is Banana SOUP!  I am so sorry for this error.  To my knowledge, only one person actually MADE the recipe…I hope there aren’t more that I don’t know about.  And now that this was brought to my attention, I give you today’s post….MOM’s BANANA BREAD….the correct recipe.  😉


Makes 1 Loaf

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Sour Milk (add 1/2 tsp vinegar to milk to create sour milk)
  • 3 Bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda

Add baking soda to sour milk.  Mix remaining ingredients. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes. 


I don’t know about you, but I prefer mine just slightly undercooked!  YUM!

Remove from pan immediately.  Wrap to serve later…

Or slice and serve immediately!  Top with a healthy dab of butter…


People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.  ~Unknown

Make the most of your year.  Make the most of 2011.  Indulge.

Indulge.  In Life.  In Love.  In Food.

5 thoughts on “Mom’s Banana Bread

  1. This comes at a perfect time. I have some very ripe bananas on my counter, and was planning on making the recipe tomorrow. Can’t wait to try it though!

  2. Banana bread just out of the oven! So warm and delicious! I never thought there would be a banana bread that would come close to being as good as my mom’s, but this one is mighty good. I’m glad I tried it!

  3. Thanks for the clarification Robina! 😉 So I was the only sucker that tried the banana soup??? LOL! I’ve got some more ripe bananas, so I will give this another try. Can’t wait! 🙂

  4. Hi Robina! Great recipe! I made them into muffins for the kiddos and they gobbled them up (as did Kirk and I). I also added a little cinnamon and vanilla (cuz I add that to many things!), and then dipped the tops in sugar while they were still warm. Delish!!! I think I cooked them for about 20-25 minutes. Perfecto! Going to make them again tonight so we have them as a treat in the morning as we move tomorrow!

    • What a great idea, Shawna! I wish I was standing in your kitchen to enjoy one (or five) myself! Thank you for sharing. I will be giving it a try…SOON.

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