Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Recipe

Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Recipe. This simple cake mix based sweet bread recipe comes together quickly. Make this delicious, easy butter pecan loaf recipe tonight for dessert, or to have for breakfast tomorrow. Your whole family will love it!


Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Recipe

This simple cake mix based sweet bread recipe comes together quickly. Make this delicious, easy butter pecan loaf recipe tonight for dessert, or to have for breakfast tomorrow. Your whole family will love it!


Notes:

• This is a super easy recipe you can customize with nuts (pecans) or no nuts if your family prefers.
• You can add a half a cup to a whole cup of chopped pecans if your family enjoys nuts in their sweet breads.
• You can substitute butter flavoring or pecan flavoring (or extract) for the vanilla extract. There is even butter pecan flavoring available, and would be a great substitution for the vanilla in this recipe! However, most people have vanilla extract in the house, so that was used in this recipe.
• If you use a vanilla cake mix, add chopped pecans and substitute butter flavoring (or pecan or butter pecan flavoring) for the vanilla extract (otherwise it will just be a vanilla sweet bread).

Doctoring boxed cake mixes is a time honored baking tradition! If you would like more cake mix recipes, try these Black and White Cake Mix Cookies Recipe (easy and sooo good!), Chocolate Christmas Cake Mix Cookies Recipe (great for holiday gift giving!) or perhaps this Mini Cranberry Orange Cake Recipe!? (Oh so good!)

Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Ingredients:

• 1 box Butter Pecan Cake Mix (15.25oz)
• 4 Bananas, small, very ripe
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 3 Eggs
• ½ – 1 cup Pecans (optional)

Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Mise en Place:

Loaf Pan
Parchment Paper
• Shortening (to grease the loaf pan)
• Flour (to flour the loaf pan)
• Handheld or Stand Mixer
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula

Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Recipe. This simple cake mix based sweet bread recipe comes together quickly. Make this delicious, easy butter pecan loaf recipe tonight for dessert, or to have for breakfast tomorrow. Your whole family will love it!


Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350º.
• Grease and flour a loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside
• In a large mixing bowl, smash your very ripe bananas.

Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Recipe. This simple cake mix based sweet bread recipe comes together quickly. Make this delicious, easy butter pecan loaf recipe tonight for dessert, or to have for breakfast tomorrow. Your whole family will love it!


• Add the cake mix, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix well (use a stand or handheld mixer for ease).
• Add optional nuts by folding in my hand.
• Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan.
• Bake in a preheated 350º oven for approximately 35 – 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick into the middle of the sweet bread comes out clean.
• Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Recipe. This simple cake mix based sweet bread recipe comes together quickly. Make this delicious, easy butter pecan loaf recipe tonight for dessert, or to have for breakfast tomorrow. Your whole family will love it!


• Turn out loaf from the tin.
• Allow the Butter Pecan Banana Loaf to cool completely.


Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Recipe

This simple cake mix based sweet bread recipe comes together quickly. Make this delicious, easy butter pecan loaf recipe tonight for dessert, or to have for breakfast tomorrow. Your whole family will love it!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 box Butter Pecan Cake Mix (15.25oz)
4 Bananas, small, very ripe
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Eggs

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350º.
• Grease and flour a loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside
• In a large mixing bowl, smash your very ripe bananas.
• Add the cake mix, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix well (use a stand or handheld mixer for ease).
• Add optional nuts by folding in my hand.
• Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan.
• Bake in a preheated 350º oven for approximately 35 – 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick into the middle of the sweet bread comes out clean.
• Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
• Turn out loaf from the tin.
• Allow the Butter Pecan Banana Loaf to cool completely.

Makes 12 servings Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf

Easy Butter Pecan Banana Loaf Recipe. This simple cake mix based sweet bread recipe comes together quickly. Make this delicious, easy butter pecan loaf recipe tonight for dessert, or to have for breakfast tomorrow. Your whole family will love it!


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DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign

This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign

This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day – or anytime really since it is an “American Flag”. It is a cute way to add Americana decor and get crafty all at once.

Wooden signs have become quite a big trend over the past few years, and many people make their own. You can find tons of them in stores to choose from but many people enjoy making their own – customization!! It is super simple to decoupage a wooden sign, and even easier to customize this with the exact shades or red, white and blue that you like.

For the sign itself, you will need to either use some scrap wood you have around, and put your own hanger on the back, or buy a plain, pre-made wooden sign at your local craft store. The one shown in this craft already had the rope hanger tied to it so it made it super easy. You could also use twine or a red, white and/or blue ribbon if you like.

If you are looking for other patriotic flag crafts, check out this Easy DIY Flag Wreath (it is one of my favorite crafts on the blog!), this Americana DIY Picture Frame (simple to make) or this easy Flag Wineglass DIY! Need a 4th of July breakfast idea? Try this homemade Flag Waffle Recipe.

This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign Materials:

• Scissors
• Magazines – 2 or 3 is probably all you will need
• Elmer’s Glue
• Wooden Stars
• Paint Brush (for applying glue)
• Wooden Sign – pre-made or upcycled wood
• Ribbon, Twine or Rope and stapler (to make a hanger on the back of your sign if you did not buy premade)
Mod Podge
Mod Podge Spray Sealer

This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign Directions:

• Go through your magazines and hunt for American themed items you can add, as well as general red, white and blue pages. You will want a few different shades of each color. It helps to layer the pieces on and have a variety. As you are pulling pages out and cutting your shapes, put them into piles by color to make it easier for when it is time to glue. If your sign has separated pieces of wood the way the one in this tutorial did (it is not handmade), you have the stripes already laid out for you. However, if your wood is a solid you will need to decide before you glue how thick you want the stripes to be. Use a pencil and ruler to draw guidelines.
• Wipe down the wood on the sign to dislodge any dust of debris.

This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


• Begin fitting your pieces together along the lines for the stripes. Make sure you plot these out before you begin gluing. Using Elmer’s glue begin gluing down the first section of red, then the white stripes. Alternate the stripe colors as you go. Keep yourself on track so as not to overlap a stripe into the next color’s area. It is easy to keep going and pass up the line if you are not careful.
• Do the same for the left blue corner laying out the pieces of blue first so you can make adjustments, and then gluing down. Use your finger to smear the glue over the edges too, to help the pieces lay flat. The Elmer’s glue dries clear.

This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


• Paint your wooden stars white if you like, or leave them natural. If you do not have wooden stars, cut out a white star shape from your magazines and use that as a star (or glue it to the wooden stars instead of painting them!)
• Glue stars to the sign. Allow to dry completely.

This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


• Use your paintbrush to brush on a thick coat of mod podge over the entire sign – paper, stars – cover it all. No need to worry about brush strokes as that is part of the charm of the project.
• Let the sign dry completely.

This DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign can be hung on your front door or inside your home or displayed on your patio for Independence Day - or anytime really since it is an


• Spray your finished project with a clear coat of Mod Podge Spray Sealer. It comes in several finishes from matte to high gloss, so you can choose the finish look you would like.
• Display as you like!

• To print the DIY Decoupage American Flag Sign instructions, click here.


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Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe

Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe. Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.


Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe

Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.


I would resist frosting these bars. *gasp* I cannot believe I am suggesting that as I think frosting is one of nature’s nearly perfect foods. If you would like to add frosting, this cream cheese frosting recipe pairs very well with these walnut zucchini bars. However, I think (you may disagree) these are actually better unfrosted, and I can almost convince myself I am eating vegetables that way!

If you are looking for more recipes with zucchini you may want to try this wonderful Stuffed Zucchini Recipe or this fun Zucchini Pizza Boats Recipe. If you prefer your zucchini on the sweet side, this delicious and unusual Zucchini Carrot Bread Recipe might fill the bill, or perhaps a more traditional Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe is more to your liking? And for an easy freeze recipe you can enjoy all year round, this zucchini soup recipe is both delicious and unique!

Note: I originally posted this on my old blog back in 2010. The pictures were so bad that I never posted it here. See what a good camera can do? I hope you enjoy this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars!

Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe Ingredients:

• 2 cups Zucchini, shredded unpeeled
• 1 Carrot, shredded
• 3 large Eggs
• 1 cup Vegetable Oil
• 2 tsp Vanilla
• ¼ cup Sugar
• 2 cups Flour
• 2 tsp Baking Powder
• ¼ tsp Baking Soda
• 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
• ¾ cup uncooked Oatmeal
• 1 cup Walnuts, chopped

Walnut Zucchini Bars Mise en Place:

15″x10″ Pan (a jelly roll pan)
Parchment Paper (NOT wax paper)
• Grate
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Bowl
Sifter
• Handheld or Stand Mixer
• Spatula

Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe. Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.


Walnut Zucchini Bars Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350º.
• Grease a 15″x10″ pan (a jelly roll pan).
• Line with parchment paper (this makes removal a breeze!); set aside.
• Shred zucchini and carrots using a grater or food processor. Set aside.
• In large bowl beat together eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar. Set aside.

Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe. Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.


• Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
• Combine flour mixture with egg mixture. Blend well.

Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe. Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.


• Fold in by hand zucchini, carrots, oatmeal and nuts into the egg-flour mixture; blend well.

Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe. Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.


• Place mixture in prepared pan, spreading so it is even.
• Bake for 22 minutes until edges are lightly brown.
• Allow to cool and lift from pan by parchment paper corners.

Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe. Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.


• Cut into bars and serve!


Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe

Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups Zucchini, shredded unpeeled
1 Carrot, shredded
3 large Eggs
1 cup Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Vanilla
¼ cup Sugar
2 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
¾ cup uncooked Oatmeal
1 cup Walnuts, chopped

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350º.
• Grease a 15″x10″ pan (a jelly roll pan).
• Line with parchment paper (this makes removal a breeze!); set aside.
• Shred zucchini and carrots using a grater or food processor. Set aside.
• In large bowl beat together eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar. Set aside.
• Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
• Combine flour mixture with egg mixture.
• Blend well.
• Fold in by hand zucchini, carrots, oatmeal and nuts into the egg-flour mixture; blend well.
• Place mixture in prepared pan, spreading so it is even.
• Bake for 22 minutes until edges are lightly brown.
• Allow to cool and lift from pan by parchment paper corners.
• Cut into bars and serve!

Makes 36 Walnut Zucchini Bars

Walnut Zucchini Bars Recipe. Try this wonderful, easy to make recipe for zucchini bars today! These pack well in the lunchbox, are great for breakfast or a midday snack, or as a simple snack.


• To print the Walnut Zucchini Bars recipe click here.


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