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Cinnamon Freud Banana Bread

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I was assigned to Karen’s blog, Cinnamon Freud, for the Secret Recipe Club this month. She’s a counseling psychology doctoral student who also loves to cook and bake. How genius is her blog name?! I know she must get that a lot, but it’s true. Genius.

So anyway, last month I chose banana bread for my SRC assignment and Debra suggested I do banana bread every month because of my outrageous obsession with it. Although I didn’t intend to take her up on that challenge, as soon as I received my SRC assignment, I looked to see if Karen had a banana bread recipe, because I had a bunch of bananas that were really overripe and needing to be used. And she did – this recipe, in fact.  I made this bread the same day I received my assignment – the quickest I’ve ever done it!

Since she simply called it banana bread, and I have way too many banana recipes on my blog to call it just banana bread, I added her blog name into it.  I couldn’t resist – it’s just so catchy!  :)  My second choice for this bread’s name would be “Dessert Banana Bread.”  This bread has more sugar than normal (which I totally am on board with – the more sugar the better, as far as I’m concerned), making it a bit more indulgent and appropriate for dessert…with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce on top, of course. haha! ;)  Oh and I have to tell you this bread is excellent with black walnuts. I made one plain, one with black walnuts. They were beautiful – sweet, dense, soft & velvety, just perfect.  These disappeared FAST – a definite winner!

Cinnamon Freud Banana Bread

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3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 cups mix-ins (nuts, chocolate chips, etc)
4 eggs, room temperature
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 loaf pans and set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and any mix-ins you want to add. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until blended, then add the remaining ingredients, beating until combined. Add approximately 1/4 cup dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until just combined. Repeat with remaining dry ingredients.

Spread into prepared loaf pans & bake for 55-70 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

Recipe source: Cinnamon Freud

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I usually keep my recipe posts and baby posts totally separate, but since I haven’t been posting very much period, I just can’t resist including some baby love. :)  Here he is being a cloth diaper and baby leg warmers model. :D

Be sure to check out the other Group C Secret Recipe Club contributions this month by clicking the linky frog below!

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. That bread looks amazing…and those leg warmers are adorable!! Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

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    • Thanks! I never would have bought them but we received them as a gift and they are absolutely perfect for putting on him now that he’s wearing cloth diapers. His butt is so fluffy that very few of his clothes will fit him any more! LOL!

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  2. I have a similar addiction to banana bread. This one looks moist and delicious. I happen to have overripe bananas on my kitchen windowsill at this very minute. Hmmm.

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  3. Oooooh! Now I am totally craving banana. :) This looks and sounds great!

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  4. what a fun blog name! love it. this banana bread looks great as always :)

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  5. Veronica I love your banana bread and love your baby: absolutely cute:))

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  6. You are too funny! I love that you made banana bread again.

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  7. Your banana bread looks absolutely wonderful! And oh my gosh, I love those leg warmers.

    http://makingmemorieswithyourkids

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  8. I have bananas to use up too but holy balls woman – 3 cups of sugar?! I may as well eat one with an insulin pen injected into my stomach at the same time! I kid of course! Us girls with the “sugars” have to stick together!

    And that picture is priceless!

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  9. Such a cutie! :) It’s been way too long since I’ve made banana bread…yours looks awesome! Visiting from Group A. :)

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  10. I just read that your husband does the dishes in exchange for dinner. Mine is wiling to load the dishwasher but if he unloads it, he leaves everything on the counter, claiming he doesn’t know where things are kept. We have lived here almost two years! I am about to cry foul on that excuse! But I have to give him credit for being the world’s best taste tester.

    BTW, that baby? Adorable.

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    • Wow, I need to update my bio! I am now a SAHM and although he will do the dishes occasionally, I now am the official dish washer and he brings home the bacon. But he is the same way as yours – we don’t have a dishwasher but he never knows where to put the stuff in the dish rack. And we’ve lived here 11 years! Pfft. lol.

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  11. Love the name, very clever!! Looks divine~
    Jenna

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  12. This banana bread looks so enticing, breakfast me asap :P

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. You totally had me at banana bread…I’m a fanatic!

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    • Me too, but not exactly because I love banana bread per se. I mean I do, but I’m more a fanatic b/c I’ve become obsessed with trying to find the best recipe. I’ve found what I consider the best, but the state fair judges don’t agree, so I keep searching for the one that will knock their socks off!

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  14. I could easily become obssessed with Banana Bread. Adding this recipe to my long list.

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  15. Love, love, love the title! And, I’m glad you met the banana bread challenge! :). Also, love the leg warmers. They’re so 80s. LOL

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    • Omgosh, I know, and what’s worse is I put a big shirt on him after the photo and it was falling off to one side. Flashdance anyone? haha! But apparently these things are all the rage now, for girls and boys (babies) alike!

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  16. LOOOVVEE Joshua cuteness in the morning! He is adorable. Also love banana bread. Just can’t go wrong with this classic!

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  17. teaspoonofspice

    Ahh, first off – love the title you gave the recipe because Cinnamon Freud is indeed one of the coolest blog names out there I think :) I love banana bread but haven’t made it in forever! And your son is so so cute – I dressed my daughter in legwarmers all the time when she was a baby & toddler (then you can use them as sleeves under short shirts!)

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    • They work so well with cloth diapers! He went up a size when I switched to cloth diapers b/c they make his butt so fluffy so almost all his clothes are too small now. Leg warmers to the rescue!

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  18. I’m diggin’ the banana bread recipes lately…{especially the “fairy” one} =) And boy is your baby boy growing up FAST! It was like you were still pregnant yesterday, V!

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    • I liked the lemon in the fairy one but this one is even better, even if not as pretty (my fault, I mixed it weird and I think that caused the weird texture on top). And he is growing up way too fast!! Three more months and he’ll be a year old. :’)

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  19. Check out that baby booty–he’s a heartbreaker, for sure! I just love how all your breads looks so moist and fluffy, V!

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