Having 2 teenage boys at home is worse than having all 4 when they were little. One of the teens (15) is so laid back and a "what ever you think mom" kind of kid. And the other (13) that is a little more high maintenance. Very picky about everything, from clothes to school supplies.
It's funny tho, all 4 boys are so different in so many ways. Sure they have a few things in common, but their individual personalities are all from different ends of the spectrum. I wouldn't have it any other way!
The one thing they all love (besides their mom :) ) is breakfast! Any kind of break fast really. Bacon, eggs, pancakes you name it. And cereal .. Nick (21) is a cereal fanatic. I think he could have cereal for breakfast lunch dinner and a few snacks every day.
I like to make different quick breads for breakfast. Especially on those busy mornings when we are all rushed and trying to run out the door. This week, I think I will focus on a few of my favorite quick bread recipes.
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2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
3/4 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup buttermilk (or 1Tablespoon lemon juice added to a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill with whole milk to make 1 Cup. Let sit for 5 minutes to "spoil")
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups fresh strawberries - chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside
In a medium bowl wisk together the egg and both sugars until combined. Wisk in the buttermilk, oil and vanilla until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix, just until combined. Do not over mix.
I like to coat the chopped strawberries in a little flour before adding them to the wet mix. So they don't sink to the bottom of the bread.
Fold the strawberries into your mixture.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 50 - 60 minutes. Until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Occasionally I add a quick glaze to the quick breads I make. If you would like to make a glaze, combine 1 cup powder sugar, 2 Tbs milk and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla together until smooth. Drizzle over your cooled bread.
There you have it! Super simple and very easy to whip up for a nice quick breakfast on the go.
Coming up this week will be fabulous zucchini bread, Scrumptious Banana nut bread, and my personal favorite My dear friend Missy's award winning Pumpkin bread! (You won't want to miss the story of how we met and bonded so quickly online. She became one of the lords angels way to soon. But I'm sure she is watching over us and smiling)
Did you know: Some fun facts about strawberries!
- Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside
- An average strawberry has 200+ seeds
- Strawberry plants are perennial - will come back year after year!
- There is a strawberry museum in Belgium
- Eight strawberries will provide 140 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for kids.
- Strawberries are a member of the rose family
- Strawberries are rich in nitrate, which can increase the flow of blood & oxygen to the muscles by 7%. This prevents muscle fatigue, making exercise easier.