Yes, that’s exactly what happened today. I had some bananas in my freezer that have been languishing there along with my good intentions. It’s cold outside. I decided it was a good time to bake some kind of treat for hubby’s lunch.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 bananas, very ripe
1/4 cup milk, I used coconut milk
1 t vanilla
2 cups flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
chocolate chips and slivered almonds, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pan. I don’t have large loaf pans and didn’t want to fuss with small loaf pans so I prepared a rectangular cake pan. Lined it with parchment paper and sprayed the paper with olive oil.
Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs. Beat. Add the milk and vanilla. Beat.
Add the bananas. Yes! Beat!
I then added the flour, baking soda, and salt and beat the mixture until everything looked well blended. Lastly, I poured in about a half cup of chocolate chips and the rest of the slivered almonds that were in the cupboard. I think there were a bit less than 1/4 cup.
The recipe I worked off of, which used regular milk and didn’t add nuts, said to bake the loaf for about 55 minutes. I checked the cake pan after about 30 minutes and it was finished. I cut my creation into bar-like shapes for my husband’s lunch.
Tastes like banana bread with chocolate chips!
Sometimes I amaze myself.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.