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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

The following Banana Nut Bread recipe is sooooooooo good that we have deemed it OMG Banana Nut Bread. It's easy to make on land. However, I'm still working out the kinks for cooking it in a pressure cooker so that it is boat-able. Enjoy!

2 cups self rising flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups mashed bananas (roughly 3 overriped and 4 very ripe)
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup coarsely chopped peacans

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar sugar until smooth.
  3. Stir in the bananas and eggs until well blended
  4. Add sifted flour and stir until blended
  5. Add pecans
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans
Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaves cool in the pans for at least 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack, and cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep in the moisture.

Note: If you use smaller foil pan, you will need to cook the bread for about 20-30 minutes longer.


  1. so... just found your blog! We are wanting to do this same thing... pack the kids up and head out on the water full time. I've been looking for somebody else that's crazy enough to do this same thing, and it looks like I've found them??

  2. @Brittney Harmon: Glad that you found our blog. Crazy, we don't think so. What is crazy about spending all of our time together with our children, teaching them, and seeing all there is to see? Good luck to you and your family! Maybe we will see y'all on the water.

  3. well... if you ask my family they would say we've lost our minds. Cause, ummm we've never even been on a sail boat and here we are ready to dive in and take our two babies with us. For us it will be more about and serving people wherever we can, but also about truly being together and taking life by the horns. We are still working out the details (and the money, why does it always have to be about money?). You have a lot of good information on here, thanks!

    looks like you're almost there! congrats!!

  4. @Brittney Harmon: lol. Indeed. That's why we don't ask family any more! :) Ditto to what Val said, we are glad you've found us. It does sound like you are exactly were we were: never been on a sailboat, have 2 little ones, want to own your life, and have the desire to see the world. The journey for us has been absolutely fantastic and life changing. The downsizing, the re-evaluating what matters, the new lens upon life required to do this has been stellar. Our perspectives, philosophies, and outlook have all changed for the better. For us, we re-defined crazy. Crazy is not taking life by the horns. Crazy is 9-5 life on the dirt going through the motions in a catatonic state. Crazy is not being alive. Crazy is following the same well trodden path as everyone else because that's just what people do. It sure reads like you see the same thing, and that you have the extra spark inside as we do to enjoy life on your terms, your way. Not everyone has this spark, and so they will never understand the desire no matter how hard you try. The money part is interesting too. As you may have picked up reading the blog, what we believed was required at the start on the money front certainly isn't where we are today. It is a whole lot cheaper to do this than we imagined at the start. Our original sailing date was 2016, but now we will be able to set sail in December 2010. Enjoy the ride Brittney, we are glad to have emet you! See you one the ocean!


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