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Blueberry Banana Bread

Big shout out to Natalie @ Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers because the recipe I’m sharing today is one she featured on her blog several months ago.  And speaking of blogs, be sure to check out the pics of Natalie’s little guy. ADORABLE!  I miss those days.

According to Natalie, this Blueberry Banana Bread recipe is low calorie and we all like that.  She says “each loaf makes 16 servings and each serving (a slice) only has 2 grams of fat and 183 calories”. 

The cast of characters separated by dry and liquid ingredients.

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One addendum however.  I did not have any buttermilk.  If you run into this problem, just stir 1 tablespoon of vinegar into 1 cup of milk and wait 5 minutes.  Just toss out what you don’t need. 103

The instructions are pretty simple; mix the dry ingredients together, mix the liquid ingredients together, mix everything together, add the blueberries.  Bake, add a glaze when partially cool.  I totally agree with Natalie and added a lot more blueberries than the recipe called for. 

I also have found that my oven bakes banana bread better in a bundt pan than a loaf pan.  It just seems to cook more evenly.  If you have problems, consider trying this.

Without further blah, blah, blah, here’s the bread.  Doesn’t it look yummy?  It’s fruit smackin good.  In fact, I want to use this recipe to make blueberry muffins.


Here’s some pics of the bread all sliced up and served on the Glass Dessert Stand I made for my sis-in-law.


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Here’s the recipe…

Blueberry Banana Bread

2 ½ cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 ½ cups mashed bananas

¼ cup buttermilk

2 Tbsp canola oil

2 large egg whites

1 large egg

1 tsp grated lemon zest

1 cup blueberries


½ cup powdered sugar

2 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp grated lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine the bananas and *buttermilk, lemon juice, canola oil, eggs and egg white, and lemon zest. Stir flour into the liquid mixture. Stir in *blueberries.

Pour batter into *9x5x3 inch loaf pan that has been coated with baking spray. Bake one hour. Cool 15 minutes, turn onto rack and add glaze.

*Changes I made

I did not have buttermilk and made my own. Mix 1 Tbsp vinegar with 1 cup milk and let sit for 5 minutes. Throw away what you don’t need

I used 2 cups of blueberries and it wasn’t too much. In fact, I think this recipe would make great blueberry muffins!

I always bake my banana bread in a Bundt pan. It just seems to cook better

Hope you enjoy and happy Saturday and happy 3 day weekend!

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Glass Dessert Stand

I love/enjoy/have passion towards finding the right present for a family member or friend.  Many times that means I make something.  There have been many varieties of deserts stands, cake stands, plate tiers in blog land, including myself.  Not long ago I created a stand from old plates to house my jewelry, see here.

I recently made another one, this time 3 tiers of glass plates.  It was a present for my sis-in-law.  I originally started with 3 different looking plates and 3 short vases, first using metal/glass glue to adhere a vase to each plate.

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Then I tried (key word tried) to glue two of the plates together.  I tried 2 times and even let the plates sit for over 24 hours.  There were too many gaps created by grooves in the bottom of the plate and they would adhere to each other.

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I ended up using three of the same plate, the plainer bottom one in this picture above.  Once all 3 were properly attached I added some clear sealant where the vases glued to the plates, top and bottom.

I think it turned out pretty good; my sis-in-law liked it.  See for yourself…


The banana-blueberry bread was really tasty too.  I’ll share that recipe later this week.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread

I’ve tried all different recipes for Banana Bread but I always seem to come back to this one.

The cast of characters.  Fyi, forgot the eggs in this picture.

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Cream sugar and shortening together.  Add eggs, vanilla and mashed bananna.

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Fold in sour cream.

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Sift dry ingredients together and fold into the creamed mixture.

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Mix cinnamon and sugar together. Sprinkle the mixture in the bottom of a greased tube or bunt pan.  Add half the batter.

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Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on batter followed by the remaining batter.

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Bake for 45 minutes and cool on rack when done.

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Sliced when cool.  See the beautiful lines of cinnamon sugar in the middle of the bread?  Recipe also below.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread

½ cup shortening ½ cup sour cream
1 cup sugar 2 cups flour
2 eggs 1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda
1 cup mashed banana ¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon ¼ cup sugar
½ cup chopped nuts (opt)

Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla. Fold
sour cream. Sift dry ingredients and fold into creamed mixture.

Mix together nuts, ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle ½ in bottom of well-greased tube pan or Bundt pan. Spoon ½ the batter into pan. Sprinkle remaining nut mixture and add remaining batter. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.


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