Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe, delicious bake and freeze, share with others, or give away as a hostess or holiday gift!

Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe

Food is a way to show love to others! So how about sharing a loaf of this Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe with a neighbor or someone you know very little about this week?

I also have a short hospitality story to tell today, one that makes me smile. If you haven’t jumped onto the Beyond Kindness tour that my friend Emily is on, virtually, then check this out.

Her cousins, Jack and Joanne, are traveling the 48 states, on a kindness mission, leading up to November 13th for World Kindness Day.

I love the challenge to do something, talk to someone we do not know, invite someone over for dinner who is different than us, reach out, be kind, and love … on purpose.

My story? After living in our area for over one year, I met a new neighbor the other day, when I brought him some baked goods.

One year later? Honestly, we felt like our neighbors didn’t like us, or were not interested in us. How many of us make assumptions like this?

I tried several times bringing baked goods to their home. But they were never home.

This time I hit the jackpot. I not only visited with our neighbor for a lengthy time, he showed me their home, talked about their kids, and guess what? We are both fellow chocolate lovers.

Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe

Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe

This recipe is a yummy one, Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe, but I think next time I will be sharing chocolate with Don. (But I will admit, I love this Sour Cream Banana Bread!)

We talked as a family and we plan to have their family over to share a meal with us soon.

Love on purpose.

We care about our neighbors and can’t wait to get to know them more.

Yes, even one year later.

Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe

Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe
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Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp. lavender extract
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 3/4 cup superfine cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar, mixing until smooth. Add in egg, sour cream, lemon zest, vanilla, lavender extract, and bananas. Mix and set aside.
  • In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and powder, and salt. Whisk together until blended.
  • In loaf pan, grease and then dust the sides with flour. Pour In batter until it fills the pan halfway.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to cool briefly. Serve warm or cooled.
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Lavender Lemon Banana Bread Recipe

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