We’re baking beautiful Banana Bread today, on Weekend at the Cottage I do suggest you try to make this recipe once, but I can guarantee you you’ll be hooked on it, just like me! We start with 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour. We’re adding 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda and 3/4 of a teaspoon of kosher salt (optional). OPTIONAL – If you want your banana bread a bit spicy, 1/4 tsp each of: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Add the dry ingredients together, whisk them together and then set them to the side. Next, we need 4 medium-sized fully ripened bananas. These are those bananas that have been kinda calling out you from the fruit bowl group bowl the last couple of days, “Hey, Eat me, Eat me.” They’re fragrance and wonderfully sweet. And this is the type of banana we’re going to mash now and set to the side. Medium sized mixing bowl, We’re going to take a hand mixer and lightly whip 4 Tbsp of butter, we have 1 cup of packed light brown sugar and then, I’m adding, 3 Tbsp of marscapone cheese. Why? Because I have it in the fridge. Don’t have marscapone? How about yogurt? If you have 3 Tbsp of yogurt, put that in. Don’t have yogurt? How about sour cream? You have 3 Tbsp of sour cream. Put that in. This addition of dairy is going to add a wonderful moisture to this loaf. Mix all those ingredients together until they’re light and fluffy. Next, we need 2 extra-large eggs, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. Mix it well, then we add our dry ingredients. Again, we’re going to mix it all together. Then, we add our mashed bananas. Look at how great this looks. And then, finally, 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Make sure they’re finely chopped. If you leave them too chunky the bread will fall apart when you cut into it. Mix it all together and then pour it into a greased parchment-lined loaf pan. It goes into a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Don’t forget to use that cake tester at the 1-hour mark. If it comes out clean, your banana loaf is done. Once you take it out of the oven, allow it to rest for 1 hour to cool before you take it out of the loaf pan. Then you’re ready to slice. It’ll look like this. And now, the all-important taste test. This banana bread is beautiful. Just like I told you. Other recipes are up at Please remember to LIKE our Facebook page. Look for us. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel and then, FIND, LIKE and FOLLOW us on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. After that, just come on back and hang out again soon. We always got something really good cooking, just for you! Take care and see you again.