January 2019 Baking Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe is for BANANA BREAD! All of the details and rules are below.

Banana Bread


(1) $150 Amazon.com gift card

How It Works

Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:

To Participate:

Make a loaf of Banana Bread.

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo of your bread and share before January 31st 11:59pm MST. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO. You can share photos from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or upload them directly from your computer, but they must be submitted here to be included.

How to Win:

Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one $150 Amazon.com gift card.

the details…

Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Prize available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. Official rules are in the entry submission widget just below.

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Past Challenge Winners

October 2018
Marguerite Sterling
October 2018
Cynthia Jarvis
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About the Recipe

Banana Bread


Tip One: Be sure to use the right kind of pan for baking banana bread! You’ll need a 9×5-inch size, and I prefer a light colored metal baking pan like this one. If you use glass or ceramic, please note if may take longer to bake.

Tip Two: Feel free to get creative with flavors, add-ins, and toppings! Chocolate chips are one of my favorites. You could drizzle caramel or dulce de leche on top or even add spices like a chai blend!

Tip Three: Cover and store cooled banana bread at room temperature for 2 days. The flavors will actually intensify as the bread sits!

To freeze, tightly wrap the completely cooled loaf or slices in aluminum foil then place in a ziptop bag. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature.


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My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author who’s obsessed with all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. You can learn more about me here.


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