Saturday, July 28, 2012

These are JELLY BELLY jelly beans that taste EXACTLY like Dr. Pepper! They come in a little plastic Dr. Pepper bottle that is about the same height as a can of Dr. Pepper.  (I got them at the candy shoppe in Old Town San Diego.  I think that the store was called "Cousin's Candy Shop.")

& Perfectly Easy
Banana Nut Bread




This Banana Nut Bread recipe is easy and makes perfect pancakes, as well!

(and I'm pretty sure you're going to want to lick the bowl.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 9" X 5" bread loaf pan.  

Blend the following with a standing mixer (or hand blender) on Low 1"
then on Medium until smooth.

3 large ripe banana (peeled & cut in half)
2 1/2 C Flour
1/2 C Regular Granulated White Sugar
1/2 C Packed Brown Sugar
3T Vegetable Oil
1T & 1t. Baking Powder (4 teaspoons)
1/3 C Milk
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 t. vanilla
1 egg

Blend until smooth, scraping bowl occasionally.

Add 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts and hand STIR well.

Pour into greased loaf pan.

Bake for approximately 1 hour (until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean).

Let it cool slightly (still warm) before cutting.