Last night I finally succeeded in making the perfect banana bread. Some of you may think, big deal! I can whip up banana bread in my sleep! Well, that’s NOT something I can do. My very first attempt at making banana bread (at the age of 11) turned out perfectly…except for one tiny thing. I forgot to put in the flour. 🙂 Ok, maybe not so tiny! It was more like banana pudding. How could this happen? Simple answer: I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention and when I looked at the pile of ingredients, it seemed like there was PROBABLY flour in there. Guess not. 😉
However, we’ve had some way-too-ripe bananas sitting on our counter for a while, so my mom suggested I try my hand again. After all, I’ve come a long way in a year, right? And it turned out perfectly!
I’ll admit that there were some problems to start with. I took so long to make it that a 15-minute prep time turned in to a 35-minute prep time (but I have reasons!!). I doubled the recipe, so we didn’t quite have everything we needed. We didn’t have enough flour, so I substituted part of it with almond flour. Even then, we didn’t have enough. To compensate for the almond flour, I put in extra baking powder. I used stevia (healthy) instead of sugar (not healthy) but we ran out–so I used 2 cups of powdered sugar in place of 1 cup of granulated sugar (not so healthy anymore 🙂 ). And finally, when I turned to grab the bananas, my mom had just thrown them away. Did I give up? No!! I dug them out of the trash! They have a thick wrapper, right? 😀 And finally, after the prep and about 50 minutes baking time, we ended up with some delicious banana bread!
If you’d like to make yourself some, here’s the recipe I found:
Tip: It’s pure heaven when eaten with butter!
Here’s what the banana bread looked like after 7 people attacked it:
Actually, we ate more after I took this picture. 🙂 Hey…is that the same pan that i used for the banana pudding?