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Fragrances have the to ability to spark a memory or evoke an emotion. They can be a powerful tool in the hands of a skilled real estate agent. There are fragrances that remind me of my childhood, and baking with my great grandmother. The aroma of fresh banana bread makes me happy because it reminds me of time well spent with her. Today, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Banana Bread, and a way to keep your home filled with your favorite fragrances with the help of American Home™ by Yankee Candle®.
The recipe I’m sharing today is a modified version of the recipe my great grandmother used that I modified to my own preference. You can trade out the variety of nuts used; she preferred walnuts, but I like pecans. I’ve heard from others that they used chopped cashews for a fun twist.
- 3 very ripe bananas smashed
- 1 egg
- 1½ cups self-rising flour
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil or butter
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup pecans
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mash bananas
- Mix in all the wet ingredients until well incorporated
- Add in dry ingredients and mix well
- Pour batter in a greased loaf pan
- Check bread at 45 mins, baking times can vary.
Did you know that American Home™ by Yankee Candle® is launching exclusively at Walmart on August 1, 2015? They have a wide variety of fragrances and products available, including one of my favorites: Banana Walnut Bread. The prices range from $1.43 for a 1.75oz Sample Votive Candle up to $14.93 for a 19oz Large Apothecary Jar Candle, which makes them very affordable. Various sizes and scents make the American Home line flexible to your space constraints as well as your preference for scent. They can be found in the Home and Candle section at Walmart.
I baked this banana bread before I left for a conference, and early reports from home indicate that it is already gone. Even our beloved Tucker cat enjoyed a piece while no one was looking. Fortunately, the aroma from the candle will last considerably longer than the bread!
Are there any fragrances that evoke emotions or memories for you? Make sure you check the newest lineup from Yankee Candle®, American Home™ by Yankee Candle® available exclusively at Walmart.