Monday, August 31, 2015

Banana Bread

Mr. Sir, our fat cat, has always been abnormally smart.
Seriously, more than just biased cat mom...he does things that are just amazing to convey his wants/needs.

His biggest pain in the butt? He can open doors!!!
He made it out the front door once, luckily a neighbor noticed him.

He WILL NOT leave the linen closet alone. That is where food and treats are kept.
He will open the door and then chew through the bags.
Seriously, tons of fresh food waiting in the kitchen for him, he wants the BAG.

Hubby had to go get a hook and eye latch so that the door stays shut.
He watches us very carefully as we open and close it.

I would NOT be surprised if he freaking learned how to climb up to it and unlatch it.

3 or 4 Ripe bananas (mashed)
⅓ Cup melted butter
1 Cup sugar
1 Egg (beaten)
1 Tsp vanilla
1 Tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 ½ Cup all purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix butter into mashed banana
3. Mix in sugar, egg, and vanilla
4. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in
5. Add the flour a bit at a time, mix well
6. Pour into a prepared loaf pan
7. Bake 1 hour


Yeah, that unattractive black blob on the right? Those would be my previously frozen, defrosting bananas. mmm.

Adapted from: Simply Recipes

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  1. I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that your cat really DOES watch you open that latch till he figures out how to open it. I know my parents cat does that with door-handles - that is, if he can make then turn downwards, the door will open. More than once I've seen him hurling himself at a door to get the right elevation to snag the handle!

    1. I swear, they are really plotting to take over the world! Free kibble and treats for all!

  2. Sounds yummy! I've got a few bananas I might just have to let sit a while to get extra ripe. Perfect for bread. Now see what you made me do!

    1. That's what all good friends do...they don't make your decisions for you, they just lead you down the right paths. In this case, banana bread really IS the right path!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. ave a wonderful weekend. Linda @Crafts a la mode

  4. This looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

  5. So funny about the cat. I am watching my daughter's dog for an extended period of time and she can't get into the pantry by herself, but I left the door open and caught her with her head stuck in a bag of dog chews. She looked guilty and happy at the same time. She got her chew and I saved her from the bag! Thank you so much for sharing your banana bread over at Celebrate it Sunday! I will be pinning it to my bread board!

  6. Cats can be incredibly clever! It's amazing the things they can get up to! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe for banana bread with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. There's nothing like a nice slice of banana bread with a cup of tea or coffee!

  7. Your cat sounds hilarious! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!


  8. I love banana bread! My mom used to make it all the time! For some reason it always tastes better when mom makes it though... however, I am sure this one will be super yummy! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! Come on back and link up with us again! We love your creations!

  9. Your Banana Bread looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Sounds like you've got one smart kitty! And your banana bread looks yummy too - can never have enough banana bread recipes. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward checking out your recipe this week. :)

  11. Thank you for joining the September Country Fair Blog Party! Your recipe looks fantastic!
    Laurie - Co-Host