A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Food? Did somebody mention food???

It's been a long time since I've shared a recipe with you and, because there's been precious little stitching of interest going on at Chez Magpie, I thought it might be about time.  'Resident Chief Cook' (better known as DH) found, and perfected, a really delish banana bread that we've been eating altogether too much of.  Well, can we help it if bananas keep insisting on getting too brown to eat out of hand?  Can't let 'em go to waste, you know...

(Chez Magpie Style)

1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons baking soda
8 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups coconut milk (canned version)
2 cups shredded coconut
chocolate chips, optional (REALLY??)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 3 loaf pans.
In mixer bowl combine oil & sugar; add eggs and vanilla & mix.
Combine dry ingredients.
Combine bananas & coconut milk.
Alternately mix dry ingredients & banana mixture into oil mixture.
Fold in coconut.  Evenly divide between 3 loaf pans.
Bake 1 hour and 15 mins (or until toothpick inserted in
center comes out clean).  Cool completely in pans.

Oh, you wanted a picture too?
So sorry.
We ate it all.

I realized after I published my post yesterday asking you to do a kind favour and help get the word out about the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine that I had neglected to give you anything you could snag and use on your blog to help us out.  So sorry!  Below is the cover of the magazine (feel free to copy for use on your blog) and the link to purchase a copy is as follows.... 

Today's quote.....  Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you're the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside. ~Rachel Wolchin


  1. OMG, that recipe sounds good!

  2. Great quote! Yummy sounding recipe!

  3. Yum...that sounds very very good. I love banana bread.

  4. Thank you for the lovely recipe Mary Anne.... I may give it a try once I have taken off all the pounds gained eating Easter chocolate! :) x

  5. Love that quote - it's so sweet. Your banana bread sounds amazing - the coconut is an inspired idea! I'll be giving it a whirl, for sure - thank you!

  6. That's a lot of banana bread! Sounds lovely, thanks for the recipe

  7. I really like the new header, so pretty!

  8. hey... no fair..I really did want to live vicariously on this one...hahhahahha......

  9. Hi Mary Anne, Nice quote! The banana bread sounds delicious. I must try this. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Barbara xx


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