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Waffles and Banana Bread

After getting back from the errand and getting everyone situated for our afternoon Quiet Time, I mixed up the banana bread batter and stuck it in the oven. I’ve made a lot of various banana bread recipes over the years, but this recipe is hands-down the best one ever.

Like the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe, I wouldn’t say it is the most healthful banana bread recipe ever invented, but it sure is delicious! Plus, it freezes exceptionally well and makes for a quick and easy snack or breakfast.

I usually let the bread cool, then slice it, and stick it in a freezer bag in the freezer. We just pull out slices as needed. I often will pack a few slices for a snack if we are heading out for a few hours so we’re not tempted to run through a fast-food drive-thru lane for a quick snack.


 

After the banana bread was mixed together and in the oven, I made up the waffle batter and started baking waffles while I mixed up the Blueberry Streusel Muffins and cleaned up the kitchen.

Next up: Pictures of the Blueberry Streusel Muffins, the final results of my Baking Day efforts, and a Mr. Linky for you to share links to any baking you did

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18 Comments

  • Stephanie says:

    I love your banana bread recipe! Do you have a new camera? Your food photos are looking mighty nice! 🙂

  • salinda says:

    I’ve been following your Baking Day as I had a small one of my own. I’ve put up corn, blueberries, frozen waffles, a loaf of bread, cookies and cookie dough and hamburger buns and hot dog buns. I have two questions:

    1. Do you ever make hot dog buns or hamburger buns? I use my bread machine to start the dough. Then I shape them and let them rise one more time and bake!

    2. How do you freeze your breads? Zip-Locs, plastic?

  • Rachel B says:

    Your waffles look like they came out perfect! How long do you leave each one in your waffle iron?

  • Tammy says:

    Oooh, banana bread! Meijer has bananas at 39 cents a pound this week, I should get some extra and make banana bread to freeze!

  • Danika says:

    Does anyone ever tell you how amazing you are? To have 3 young children (including a newborn), to be baking all day, and blogging as you go? You are an inspiration of multitasking and energy…

  • Honey says:

    Those waffles look so nice and golden!

  • Christine says:

    Your Banana Bread recipe is the same one my Gramma passed on to me years ago. I have to agree with you, I’ve never tasted a better one.

  • Lauren R says:

    I have to agree with Danika, your energy is amazing and such an inspiration to me!! I started following your blog about a month ago and love it!! I have been waiting to see when your next baking day would be and when I saw you were doing it I decided I would give the recipe for the pita pockets a try. I did make the whole wheat version and it was so fun!! I am amazed that I made them and it was pretty easy too!! I brought a few over to my neighbors and they loved them. They taste so fresh! I wanted to say thank you for opening my eyes to so many possibilities!! thank you 🙂

  • paula says:

    Everything looks so yummy. I wish Ihad the time to do some baking. Maybe in a few weeks I can get some done. It has been awful hot here and I told my daughter do not turn on the oven!

  • Weight Loss says:

    I used to make similar kind of cake but I used to add a cup of powdered sugar and butter.
    This is good too!

  • That’s a great idea about slicing the bread before freezing. Thanks!

  • Laura says:

    I really like this recipe for Banana Bread and have shared it with others. One thing I did to make it a little healthier is to substitue half of the oil with applesauce. Works very well and is still nice and moist.

  • Krystal says:

    HELP! Im making the banan bread right now and just realized I only have half the oil serving- and I have no apple sauce! What can I use instead?

  • Krystal says:

    never mind, I used butter and it worked great! The bread is DELICIOUS! Thanks so much 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Crystal!
    I am truly amazed at what you do with three small children (an infant, no less). I am not even sure I did anything productive when my children were so young… just cleaned up a lot of messes, I think!

    Anyhow, a question about waffles. We make Belgian waffles for dinner from time to time. Fresh out of the iron with strawberries, whipped cream and syrup… hard to beat! I too make up any leftover batter and put the waffles in the freezer but, we don’t think they are as good when we toast / microwave them. How do you prepare your frozen waffles??

  • MommyMel says:

    I made the banana bread yesterday and love it. Great recipe. Thanks!

  • bethany says:

    I just made your banana bread recipe into muffins – they are yum! thanks for sharing 🙂

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