banana bread and babies

well it feels like a weekday here with retro daddy in the office all day and me on the homefront (as usual)…..I quickly whipped up some banana bread to sweeten my day and then gave half away to retro grandmummy and grandma betty which I’m now regretting but I think it sweetened their day too….heres the recipe courtesy of Donna Hay

130g butter (soft)
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2-3 mashed bananas ( I used 2 huge ones today)
1tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup maple syrup ( I think this is what makes this fabulous)

– beat butter, sugar and vanilla till light and creamy. Add eggs and mix well followed by mashed banana then flours, powder and maple syrup. Pour into lined loaf tin and bake for 1 hour in 160 degree oven and cool in tin for a little while….mmmmm so moist and my favourite banana bread recipe to date

I also managed to get my babies to pose as so many of you have been telling me how you love to see how they’ve grown

and now they are smiling on cue….ohhhhh makes it all worthwhile

ok back to some destashing later tonight I think….


  1. Oooh babies smiling on cue, my heart just melted right then there. You have such a beautiful family, I got goose bumps watching the your anniversary slideshow!

  2. They’re getting so big!

    That banana bread looks delicious. Will have to try it out – I have a few bananas in the freezer just waiting for such a recipe.

  3. Yumm – will have to try this – thanks for the recipe!

    Oh – those too cuties are growing so quickly.

  4. Aww, so cute! Is Tillie the one who is more playful and Finn the serious one?

  5. Corrie – those pics are divine – I love that they always look as though they are holding hands!!

  6. Bread sounds Yummy! And the babies are adorable!

  7. ohhhh those are the cutest chubby cheeks ever. great pix. thanx.

  8. Oh they are chubbing up! They are so gorgeous…

  9. I make banana bread too, although I dont think I have baked any since last year. Those babies are so adorable, and I take it Finn gets his dark looks from his daddy. Tilly looks so cute with her chubby cheeks too.

  10. Hi Corrie
    Its Kelly from retro daddy’s work… I heard about you a lot and reading your blog couple of times already made me to become a fan of retro mummy.
    Today I am printing out twins photos for J’s office…and realised how much Finn and Tillie has grown : )
    Loved the video clip you made for your anniversary(Its our anniversary day today but don’t think I can do a good job like you did…so won’t even try) and love to meet you one day…take care : )

  11. OMG, they are so adorable!! Btw, I love Donna Hay magazine. It costs a fortune here in the US and it’s always behind in the issues, but I love it.

  12. Oh the cheeks!!

    And banana bread is not doing good things for my post partum weightloss… but it’s so delish.

  13. those babies are growing up so fast!!!

  14. Oh they so completely melt my heart! Just beautiful.
    And the Banana bread sounds delish too!

  15. So cute Corrie! I do hope you make it to the blogmeet on Friday. Would love to see them in real life!

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