Quick and Simple Banana Bread

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Banana Bread with hot chocolate mix.

Are you looking for some quick, easy, and inexpensive gift ideas for your neighbors, Sunday School teachers, or guests during the holidays? Earlier in the week I shared Homemade Hot Chocolate gifts and today, banana bread. Both recipes are two, never-fail suggestions that will leave the recipients of the gifts delighted that you thought of them!

This is a quick and simple banana bread recipe I found last year on “AllRecipes.com.” I have modified this recipe, by adding strawberries, flax seed, chocolate chips, etc. to it. This recipe always works! You can make loaves of differing sizes, wrap with simple brown paper and burlap, then make a cute card for your neighbors! I usually triple this recipe and freeze what I do not use or give away.

I used the following craft supplies:

Brown wrapping paper (the bread itself is wrapped in plastic food wrap)
Scrapbook paper

Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
2 eggs
2 bananas, mashed
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 to 1 cup strawberries, chopped (optional)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup mini-chocolate chips (optional)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour in a greased loaf pan. If baking in mini-loaf pans, bake for 30 minutes.

This Christmas, make it simple, but thoughtful!

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About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

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