Going bananas and going Barneys

Over the weekend I skimmed through my Cooking Light magazine and the cover recipe was peanut butter banana bread. Also featured in the magazine were banana-chocolate walnut bread, bananas foster bread, and basic banana bread.  Reading about these delicious recipes and seeing the gorgeous pictures inspired me to make my mom's banana bread recipe.  And even though I love my mom's recipe, next time I might try the basic banana bread recipe because it looks a wee bit healthier. 

{Mom's banana bread }

Recipe
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
1 8 oz can of crushed pineapple
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
2 tsp vanilla
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease and flour 2 (9 x 5 ) loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in nuts and set aside.
3. In another bowl, combine eggs, oil, applesauce, bananas, pineapple with juice, and vanilla.
4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just until moistened
5. Spoon batter in pans.
6. Bake for 60 minutes or until done.
7. Remove pans from oven and cool 10 min before removing loaves from pans.
8. Put loaves on wire racks and cool completely.
-Freezes well and is easy to make
-I also substituted chocolate chips for the nuts because Ariyana has a nut allergy

On another note it is Boston Fashion Week  and there are so many fun events taking place. Last week I had the opportunity to participate in Fashion Now and tonight there are a couple of fun events at Barneys and a local boutique called Looc.  Considering I spent much of my weekend attending kids birthday parties and eating too much pizza and cake, this will be a nice change of pace.  If you live in the area definitely check out the schedule of events.

Copley Catwalk – Barneys New York Fashion Show
and Boston Common Cocktail Party
Copley Place - Center Court,
100 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA
RSVP required. rsvp@bostoncommon-magazine.com
Please write 'Barneys New York' in subject line.
Tuesday, September 28
Or call 617.266.3804. Space is limited.

Emily Muller Fall 2010 Presentation
The debut collection of Boston designer Emily Muller, full of stories left to be discovered.
Looc Boutique
12 Union Park Street, Boston MA
8-10pm
RSVP required: emilymuller@newbrahmin.com

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