Easy Banana Bread Recipe

easy banana bread

I don’t know about your kids, but my kids love bananas. And they aren’t the only ones either. I love not only how yummy and good for you bananas are, but also how easy of a snack they are. All you have to do is grab one, peel it, and it’s ready to eat. For these reasons and others, I usually keep plenty of bananas on hand.

Of course, the problem with always having bananas on hand is that if you don’t eat them all in time, they start to turn brown and gross. No one wants to eat a banana that’s starting to turn brown. Unless you’re making this Easy Banana Bread recipe, that is. Then, they’re the star of the show!

This isn’t the only recipe for banana bread I’ve ever tried, but it is one of my favorites. It’s easy to make, it contains only ingredients I usually have on hand, and of course the banana bread always turns out moist and delicious! It’s perfect for those mornings when you know you’re going to be in a hurry; you can just grab it and go. (After you smear a bunch of butter on it, because… yum!)

Simple Banana Bread Recipe

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Easy Banana Bread Recipe
  • 4 ripe Bananas
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • , beaten
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • 2 c. flour (1 c. can be whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease inside of a loaf pan with shortening.
  3. In a large bowl, mash bananas.
  4. Beat eggs and add to bowl.
  5. Add sugar and oil and mixing well.
  6. Whisk together dry ingredients and add to banana mixture.
  7. Mix well and pour into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


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How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Working out is not something that we generally do with a smile on our faces. Some folks love the thrill of working out but many see it as a horrible way to spend an afternoon. Even more people avoid it completely. Motivation is really the key here. Motivation and perception.

How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out


You can motivate yourself to work out and enjoy doing it. Here are some tips to help make it something to look forward to instead of something to avoid:

Find a sport you love

Sports are great to motivate because they are actually fun. The combination of skill and competition that is required of most sports keeps our mind off the fact that we are working our muscles and pumping that blood. Find a sport that is fun and that fits your current situation. You will be surprised at how often you want to go and enjoy that sport. It can be addicting!

Set yourself a schedule

The last thing you want to do is to begin a workout regimen without a plan. It is impossible to stay on point without some type of plan being laid down. Write up a schedule that you know you can stick to. Schedule the workouts at times where you know you will have nothing else going on. This will limit your excuses.

Spread out several activities through the day

Spreading out your workouts into smaller, bite sized sessions will help you to get started. The thought of going to the gym for thirty minutes after work is considerably more intimidating than pumping out ten push ups during your lunch break. Start out by doing lots of small things throughout the day. Your body will adapt.

Commit to a thirty day shove

A thirty day shove is when you exercise every single day in some way for at least fifteen minutes. It might only be a walk on some days, but do something. The reasons for this shove are many. For one thing, you will create the habit of working out. For another thing, your body will begin to crave it. Like anything else, working out will become enjoyable and you will find yourself wanting to do it once you have the habit in place. This makes the rest easy.

Keep your expectations realistic

Some people start working out and give up after they realize the pounds are not going to come off like butter every single time. Losing weight is certainly a reason to work out and it can be a great motivator, but you have to be reasonable about it. This is why I suggest weighing yourself only twice per month. This way you see the little improvements and you don’t let the natural up and down weights get you down.

Write down all the benefits you will get from working out

Of course you will live longer and have better health, but what else is going to be better? You will have more and better choices as far as fashion. You will be able to enjoy time playing with your kids without being out of breath. You will be able to enjoy the outdoors with a renewed vigor. Everyone has their own things, but it is important that you write them down and post them somewhere you will see them regularly. Over time, they will be locked into your mind as you improve your health and your body.

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