Titus Two-ing in the Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Kitchen Goodness | 4 comments

It’s Friday!

I am tired.  I bet you are, too!  Looking forward to the weekend as much as I am?  Oh yeah!

Every now and then I will share with you things other than Bible study stuff because my life has more going on than that.  I think yours does too.

I feel the need to share with you some Titus Two love from my kitchen to yours.

Since this week was spent focusing on reading and studying the Bible, maybe you’d like a little something to nibble on while you enjoy your coffee AND the Word.  Sadly, someone out there reading this yearns for the day when she can sip a cup leisurely over reading the Word.  Trust me, those days come OR you make time for that kind of time even if you have to get up really early before everyone else does in your house and the world.

So, if you make this recipe, make some time to enjoy the fruits of your labor as you peruse the Word.

This is my fav-O-rite banana bread recipe.  It’s a Southern Living 5-star favorite of mine that I have tweaked a tad.  It could be the fact that it has coffee in it that makes me like it so much.  I don’t know, but between it, the cinnamon, and the wheat germ, I so enjoy the finished product.  I hope you do, too.

Special Banana-Nut Bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 T. strong coffee (I just use some of the morning brew for this)
2/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir well.

Add to creamed mixture alternately with mashed banana, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
Stir in coffee, nuts, and vanilla.

Spoon batter evenly into a greased and lightly floured 9x3x5 loafpan.

Bake for one hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let cool in pan 10 minutes.  Remove from pan, and let cool on a wire rack.

Yield:  1 loaf.

(If you prefer muffins, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Spoon batter into greased muffin pans, filling three-fourths full.  Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden.  Remove from pans immediately.  Yield:  18 muffins.)

Have a great weekend.  The blog will be back on Monday!

Opportunity for Response:
What is your favorite breakfast nibble?
What is your favorite coffee or tea?
What time do you wake up?
Please leave a response in the comment box below.  I’ll post your answers as soon as I get around to checking them.


  1. Thank you! This post is so encouraging to me. Especially as a mama with two little kiddos. I keep coming back to read it.

  2. Katy,

    I’m glad you keep coming back to it. I know you’ve heard it before, but maybe not from me, so here goes. This time with those wee ones is going to fly by and you just won’t even believe it! So, you hang onto every moment and be thankful for the snippets of time God will give you when you can sit in His lap for a change rather than having others sitting in yours. Of course, you can always climb up into His and bring your little ones with you. I bet you are the most precious little mama around. I am so proud of you! Hug yourself.

  3. You know I love a good recipe!
    I’m partial to parmesan grits in the morning, noon, and they go fabulously with shrimp at night! I’ll get you the recipe if you don’t already have it.
    My favorite tea is still that ginger coconut green tea from B&N. Reminds me of vacationing in the tropics!
    I wake up at 5:45 and weekdays and whenever the sun comes up on weekends…usually around 7:00

  4. Ashley,
    Send that grits recipe when you have time. I love grits, too, and would enjoy sharing that one. Sounds like you are up with the chickens most days. Glad to know that tea hits the spot and makes you take a morning vacation. : )

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