Tuesday, September 6, 2011

When Life Gives You...er Bananas...

You make banana bread. I had the day off work today for a beautiful four day weekend. And I had four bananas that were just about dead. At least they were well past the point where Jeff and I would eat them. For the record I like mine with still a bit of green to them. So I decided to do what millions before me have done when they have overripe bananas. I made banana bread.

I've been reading a blog called Eat Me, Delicious for years now. The author regularly posts vegetarian recipes that make my mouth water. And the baking ones make me want to dust off a taupe and become a pastry chef. So when I went looking for banana bread recipes to try, I started with Eat Me, Delicious first. I thought I had remembered a chocolate banana bread that would be fun to try. I found the recipe and tried it. Not only is the bread easy to make but it's incredibly tasty as well.



The recipe can be found here and other than the buttermilk and the cocoa powder, most of the ingredients were already in the house. Assembly took less than half an hour so it was quick that way. There was a ton of actual baking time (70 minutes in total) but by the fifty minute mark I was already drooling with the great smell. It's a rich bread. Almost dessert-like. The chocolate and banana are well balanced. It was even more amazing right out of the oven when the chocolate chips were still melty. I'll make this more often. So tasty.

3 comments:

TheDogLikeCynic said...

Looks delicious :-)

fumiko said...

Looks so nice!We don't see many banana breads in here,they go with coffee!

Cat B said...

Thanks to you both. It was pretty tasty although not amazing. Next time I'll use another banana and tad less cocoa powder. The cocoa overwhelmed the whole thing.

Fumiko, banana breads are everywhere here. It was the first bread I ever baked. I think most people have probably made at least one loaf in their lives. There are always overripe bananas. :)