Today my husband and I are celebrating five wonderful years of marriage. If it wasn’t for the two of us meeting and falling in love, I wouldn’t be a part of this amazing homestead journey. And I’m sharing our amazing honey banana bread recipe.
When we met, my husband was in his last year of college and I was recently recruited to the area for a new job. He was born and raised as a country boy on his family’s ranch in Nebraska. I was born and raised in Los Angeles.
His idea of dates were cleaning horse stalls and building fence in the pastures. He was a ranch hand while finishing up school. I showed up wearing skinny jeans and Converse shoes. Boy, did I have a lot to learn about country life.
We couldn’t be more opposite. But God had a plan. He knew our opposites would attract. When we met, we instantly connected. It really was love at first sight.
Now here we are, six years later, five of those years as a married couple. Living this rural homestead dream. We have been blessed with three amazing children. And somehow we have accumulated 33 goats, 20 some chickens, 6 ducks, and 1 cattle dog. Oh, and all of the cattle we’ve seen come and go.
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We’re Keeping it Simple
We really are homebodies and are keeping things simple with a relaxing date night at home. There’s a brewery and pub in town where my husband is picking up some rustic style pizzas for the family.
And some local brewed craft beers for mom and dad. A very nice and rare treat for us. Cheers, my friends.
Plus, if I can get a break from cooking a meal tonight, I’m going to take it!
This afternoon, I baked homemade banana bread for us to enjoy for dessert this evening. Because I had bananas that needed to be used up and I’m frugal like that.
So, we are gonna veg out and enjoy a carb overload, spend a quiet and relaxing evening at home. Celebrating this amazing family that we have created.
Homemade Banana Bread Recipe
This recipe is very basic and is sweetened using real honey.
Related: Honey Banana Muffins
Banana Bread Ingredients
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups of banana
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup of raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Note on the nuts: they are totally optional, but are so good in this recipe and I feel like they make an awesome addition! I’ve used walnuts, pecans, and macadamia nuts in this recipe and they all have been delicious.
Banana Bread Instructions
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together oil, honey, bananas, eggs, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and milk.
- Mix in the flour and nuts, if using.
- Bake in two greased bread pans at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes, oven times can vary.
- Use a toothpick to check center of the bread.
- Allow to cool before serving.