Sunday School-Banana Nut Brunch Bundt

Banana nut brunch bundt, trying saying that three times fast!

The great news about this cake is that it’s practically dessert but the bananas make it totally ok for brunch, which means you’re a winner!

The cake is dense, flavorful and moist.  It’s so yummy with some scrambled eggs, some fruit salad, and it’s pretty easy!  You could definitely make it the night before and take it to brunch, super fancy style!

Love brunch, wish I could have it ever Sunday 🙂

Banana Nut Bundt

adapted from Taste of Home

1/3 cup butter

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

vanilla

2 large mashed bananas

2 cups flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

salt

1 cup sour cream

chopped walnuts

powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a bundt pan, extra well!  I always freak out about it, so I use a lot of spray.

In a large bowl add the butter and sugar.  Cream with a mixer together until lighter in color and slightly fluffy.  Mix in the mashed bananas.

Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix well.

In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt

Add 1/3 of the flour to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated.  Add 1/2 of the sour cream.  Add another 1/3 of the flour, then the last half of the sour cream and finally, the last 1/3 of the flour.

Scrape the sides of the bowl and then mix in the chopped walnuts.

Pour the batter into the greased pan.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and turn upside down on a cooling rack.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

When the cake is removed from the pan dust with powdered sugar and sprinkle some more chopped nuts on top.

Enjoy, my loves!

Love,

Keely

 

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Sunday School-Raspberry Maple Syrup

Happy Sunday!

I hope you all slept in today, maybe had some brunch and were all around lazy (doesn’t that sound nice, how to my Sunday’s never turn out like that?)

After your brunch, while you’re winding down you should think about making this syrup.  It’s natural sweetened with some pure maple syrup and it’s simple.  All you have to do is throw the four (yes only FOUR) ingredients into a sauce pan and let them boil away.  Then, when all is said in done you add the syrup to some sparkling water and vodka ice and tada you have a fabulous drink!

To make it even more fancy I would suggest that you drink out of a mason jar, cause that just makes you look super cool, and well it just is cool!

So here we go, kick up your feet and make some syrup/homemade soda!

Raspberry Maple Syrup

adapted from Joy the Baker

1 carton fresh raspberries (or about 2 cups frozen)

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional)

salt

1 cup water

Start out with a medium sauce pan.  (This is going to get really complicated, are you ready?)

Add the raspberries, maple syrup, salt and water into the sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

See, we’re off to a good start, looks innocent enough

Allow to simmer for about 2o minutes or until liquid has slightly thickened.

It’ll look something like this

Now you’ll need a sieve and another bowl.  Pour the syrup into the sieve and push all of the delicious liquid out of it!

Once you have the liquid strained, allow it to a cool for a bit.  Now pour a little bit over ice.

Things are looking good

Now add some vodka sparkling water and tada, you are super fancy! (Especially considering that you are drinking out of a mason jar, that just takes fancy over the top!)

Also, if you are wondering what to do with this…

That’s easy!  Make a face mask!  Take 1/4 cup of the leftovers and mix with 1/4 cup of honey and oatmeal in a blender or food processor and smear across your face, your skin will thank you!

Enjoy!

Love,

Keely