EXTREME BANANA NUT BREAD (REAL LIFE – Baking with Kids!)

EXTREME BANANA NUT BREAD (REAL LIFE – Baking with Kids!)


Hey everyone it’s Melissa here and I’ve had
a lot of requests to do a baking episode using my Extreme Banana Nut Bread recipe this is
obviously not my own recipe so I can’t take credit I will link the recipe down in the
description box below for you but this is the end all be all banana bread recipe that
you will need for the rest of your life, so please stop making other recipes this is the
one. Because I pack nut-free lunches for my daughter’s
school I’m going to be making a loaf that has no nuts in it just to have it available
for packing in lunchboxes and then, per my husband’s request, we are doing three other
loaves that will have the walnuts in them, so just FYI. Are you so excited? If you guys have any suggestions about baking
with multiple children in the kitchen, please leave your suggestions for me down below. I could definitely use them. The setup I’ve prepared today is basically
like a complete Mise En Place setup where I’ve pre-measured for the children. We have taken the time to peel and mash our
bananas together as a family. The bananas are already peeled and mashed. I have four cups of mashed bananas for two
batches of this recipe. I have everything else set up in different
stations. So far so good for the children. We’re gonna go ahead and cream our butter
and sugar together. You can get started. Hold your bowl real tight, and mommy’s gonna
be with you, Bunny. No, I’ll mix. Is it mushed? It’s still getting mushed. Now that we have our butter and sugar incorporated,
everything else is out and ready to go. We are going to crack our four eggs and stir
them up, add our bananas, and then we’re gonna add our dry ingredients in next. I’ve pre-measured out two cups of flour, baking
soda and salt are here. We’re just gonna dump em in. (egg cracking) (music) Good. Can I pour it? Please do. Can I pour this in? Yes please. I can’t! See how spushy it is. How bushy. An apple. Oh yeah, there is an apple. So we’re gonna get it all incorporated. Here’s all our liquids. How was this? Fun. No fun. (laughing) It was no fun over here. Other side of the kitchen’s doing better. We have our dry ingredients. Slowly put it in while you stir. Can you stir with the spoon? Grab your spoon. Oh no! Some spilled! Slowly, gently. Ok, back in. Can I do that? You can do that. I did this at school. Did what? Did this at school. This at school. Dat at school. School? You did this at school?! You?! Oh my goodness! Keep it in the bowl! So that was harrowing but we got everything
mixed up. I am going to pour one loaf’s worth into this
loaf pan. This is gonna be my no nut banana bread. This will need about 60 minutes with you know,
someone watching towards the end. Lacey made a mess. (laughing) Lacey made a mess. Sugar. Lacey made a mess! Lacey made a mess! (banging noise) While it’s definitely a little more challenging to do this recipe with kids, it is totally worth the effort, whether you love it with
the nuts or you leave the nuts out. I always love to have a few loaves in the
freezer for last minute gifts or hostess gifts. I have sold out at bake sales and yard sales
with this banana bread and you can even put it in a box and ship it to a loved one, it
keeps THAT well! Thank you so much for joining me today. Let me know in the comments below if you decide
to make this. I would love to hear from you. Let me know your tips for baking with kids. I’ll see you soon.

13 thoughts on “EXTREME BANANA NUT BREAD (REAL LIFE – Baking with Kids!)

  • I love you and your videos!
    You had so much fun baking with the kids! I don’t have any suggestions on how to do it easier with the kids.
    This bread looks great! I have to try it 😃

  • After reading the recipe footnotes I will have to make this at least one time. I love good banana bread, with nuts please. I use a recipe given to me by a friend 48 years ago and it is the standard by which all other banana bread is measured. The ingreds are mostly the same, but your reipce has a lot more butter; and butter makes everything better, so this has to be more better. As for cooking with kids tips: do it on a day when you have a lot of patience. I think you had that and everything else covered. Your girls are so adorable, I love seeing their reactions. When my children were small I was too concerned with keeping a tidy house, so I didn't let them do a lot of messy things. As it happens, my dear mama was the same way. If I could go back I'd change that part of myself.

  • This had me laughing out loud. Your kids are adorable. Cooking with children is definitely exhausting, but now my teen cooks for me, so it's all worthwhile 🙂

  • Your girls are the sweetest! When I am cooking with both of them, we play rock paper scissors to see who gets to do the first step and then they trade off steps from there. It keeps them from someone just dumping a whole bag of flour in a bowl just to beat her sister. Going to try the banana bread this weekend!

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