Today I am compelled to cook something familiar and comforting. My favorite banana bread comes from a book that has travelled with me through the past 27 years. Its cover is missing, it’s torn, stained and very much treasured.
While the recipe has long since been engrained in my memory and can be recited at will I still dig out my cherished book for sheer nostalgia. It was a cookbook giving to me as a gift by a friends mother upon my high school graduation. My high school friend has not been seen for years but the memories live tucked away in my kitchen drawer.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s just good ole banana bread, it’s not pretending to be anything but what it is. No coconut, pecans, or chocolate chips, just bananas and it’s moist and delicious. One of my favorites!
Recipe Source: Cookbook Let’s Break Bread Together, circa 1989.