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I’m slowly starting to get caught up on some of my holiday baking. I’m nowhere near where I’d like to be, but since I've come to the conclusion that I’m not going to be mailing a bunch of things out due to lack of time, and we aren't having anyone over, I don’t need to bake too much because we all know who would be eating all of the goodies! None the less, it's Christmas time and the kids always love to help me make stuff in the kitchen, so I’m always on the hunt for something that they would have fun baking with me – and last week I found this Banana Bread recipe.
Anika was busy and Wayne was at work, so Emma and Noah assisted me with the pouring and mixing of the Banana Bread. What makes this recipe so unique is the fact that it’s made with (in my opinion) an unlikely ingredient – KRAFT ORIGINAL MIRACLE WHIP dressing! We actually had some in our cupboard – we keep it on hand for BBQ’s and such, but we ourselves don’t usually eat it on hamburgers or sandwiches. The kids thought it was so fun to put it inside of our Banana Bread, and my little foodies critiqued it when it came out of the oven.
“Mmm it is very moist and crunchy with a nutty flavor.” Stated Emma; we may or may not be watching the Food channel a lot lately.
Wayne came home and of course smelled the Banana Bread and began devouring it as well – and was very surprised when the kids told him about our “secret” ingredient! In fact everyone in the house loved it… and now I’m going to have to make another loaf because there’s only one slice left –and Christmas is still four days away!
You should try this recipe and tell me what you think! I’ve copied it directly from the KRAFT website:
EASY BANANA BREAD
What you need:
1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
1-1/3 cups mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3)
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
BEAT egg, dressing and bananas in large bowl with whisk until blended. Mix remaining ingredients. Add to banana mixture; stir just until moistened.
POUR into 9x5-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.
BAKE 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min.; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
kraft kitchens tips: SUBSTITUTE Prepare using chopped PLANTERS Pecans.
The KRAFT ORIGINAL MIRACLE WHIP can be found in the condiments aisle of your local Walmart. If you need more inspiration, you can also check out the Cooking Up Good website. It has recipes, sweepstakes, loyalty programs, coupons and more!
What are your favorite treats to make right before Christmas?