Still questing for the perfect sweet bread to serve guests over the holidays, I almost gave up on traditional breakfast bread recipes. But then I turned to the professionals. I looked in the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Cookbook: Most requested recipes from Wisconsin’s unique B&B’s and country inns. I figure that these folks who make their living serving breakfasts must have a whole stockpile of great breakfast recipes. And I found one for banana nut bread contributed by the Westphal Mansion Inn in Hartford, WI.

The innkeeper at the Westphal Mansion Inn titles the recipe Thelma’s Banana Nut Bread, and writes that the “recipe has been passed down for 3 generations. Over the past years, as a nanny for a family seven, I have enjoyed many afternoons making this keepsake recipe with the third generation of children.” So I guess this banana nut bread recipe is for a traditional breakfast bread after all, at least if you’re in Thelma’s family. Click on “continue reading…” for the recipe.

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