New Neighbors Gift

When Jeff and I moved into our new house we wanted to make it a priority to get to know our neighbors. We have lived a in couple different places now where we would wave to our neighbors but would have never invited them over for a summer BBQ but we wanted this house and this neighborhood to be different. We figured we would introduce ourselves with baked goodies.

Banana bread is my go to! It can be baked in little toss containers so we didn’t have to worry about getting them back and it was super easy to do in bulk. I also added little oven mitts and a note with our names and what address we are at. It was such a fun way to introduce ourselves!

Bellow is my favorite banana bread recipe. When I make it for my self I use half the sugar or omit it completely and use a little honey but I wanted to make sure it was sweet enough for even-one’s liking! You can leave out the cinnamon sugar but it really does make it so much better!


  • 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled and massed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter, salted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar and 3-4 teaspoons cinnamon mixed


1 Preheat the oven to 350°F

2 In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

3 Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.

4 Pour half of the batter into your loaf pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on the batter. Fill the pan with the remaining batter

5 Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350°F, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe adapted from simply recipes. The original can be found here
 Banana Bread

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