Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

YIELD: 3 loaves

1 box Variety muffin mix
2 Tbsps. cinnamon
2 tsps. nutmeg
1/4 cup honey
whole over-ripe bananas

1 cup whipping cream
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Tbsps. honey
1/2 cup crushed pecans

Add muffin mix, cinnamon and nutmeg into bowl. Mix well.

Add honey and water (to direction of mix), and fold by hand. When mix is half way dissolved, add banana to the mix until fully folded. Do not overmix.

Distribute evenly into 3 third pans, and bake till golden brown. Let cool.

Add powdered sugar, honey and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Slowly mix in whipping cream until all sugar is blended into a smooth icing. (More or less whipping cream may be necessary depending on powder sugar brand.) Once blended well, add in pecans.

Remove bread from pans onto a cooling rack. Pour topping over each loaf.

Recipe and photo from Dominick Perrone Jr., Student Nutrition Manager, Hillsborough County Florida School District.