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Join us as we bake banana nut bread and sweet potatoes smothered in brown sugar and cinnamon on the open hearth! Recipe below!

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We decided to give you a glimpse at one of our favorite parts of the house, our fireplace. We take a lot of pride in those bricks! It was a blast being able to bake banana nut bread in our living room. Enjoy the video and be sure to take a look at the banana nut bread recipe down below! We think that you will be pleasantly surprised at how wonderful and easy open hearth cooking and open hearth baking really is!

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Banana Nut Bread Recipe - Makes Two 9x5 Inch Loafs

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) or margarine
  • 2 cups white sugar 2 cups
  • (3-4) mashed overripe bananas
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans. In a bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, combine butter and sugar, mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in bananas, eggs, and walnuts until the mixture combines. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, stir until just blended. Divide the mixture evenly between the two loaf pans. Bake these for 60 to 70 minutes. You should be able to stick a toothpick into the loaf without removing any dough. Serve hot or wrap in aluminum foil to chill in the refrigerator. Enjoy!