Banana Madness!

Other than getting fat and popping out another screaming ball of flesh, I should really be pregnant all the time. Organizing, cleaning, and especially the baking i’ve been doing are all things i’d like to continue to do once my womb is free- but I highly doubt will happen.

Especially the baking. It’s been like a bakery in my house the past few weeks. And currently I am stuck on making all kinds of variations of banana bread. I LOVE banana bread.. I would love my grandma’s recipe, but I think until I find something as yummy as hers.. i’ll have to keep experimenting with it. She never needed to do anything special, it was that good- and while the recipe I have found is mighty yummy, i’ve felt like it needs a little kick of something else to really hit the spot.

If i’m gonna be fat and disgusting and clog my arteries- you’re going down with me! And i’ll be happy to share the recipes if you’re interested in joining me in fattyhood. It’s worth it, trust me.

The first variation I tried was Blueberry Banana Bread:

It smelled amazing, and tasted pretty good too. While the blueberries really complimented the flavor of the banana bread, I do feel like they threw off the consistency just a tad. I’d make it again.. if I found blueberries on sale! Those bitches are expensive.

Second variation was something a little less traditional: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
WHEW that’s a mouthful!

It also has a brown sugar glaze on the top. Mmmmmm. I should have taken a picture of it fresh out of the oven, but preggo brain took over and I just wanted to devour the damn thing- so this picture should be sort of telling of how yummy it is since a lot of it is missing already. It is AMAZING. The flavor, the consistency, everything is perfect. It might seem like it will clog your arteries with fat and kill you on instant, but it honestly uses LESS butter than the previous recipe, and only 1/2 cup of peanut butter.. so other than the sugar it’s not all that bad for you (that’s what i’ll keep telling myself anyways). Elvis would most certainly approve.

The newest is in the oven as I type this.. and i’m not all that sure how it’s going to turn out but it was worth a shot since we had 3 bananas that were about to fall apart sitting on the counter:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Bread

I layered in the grape preserve like a layer cake, 3 layers.. I’m hoping it cooks all the way through! I also hope it doesn’t taste like ass.

There is a reason i’m trying out all these wacky recipes for banana bread.. but I can’t say why, because I don’t want to give away the surprise. It’s definitely been a treat having an excuse to try them all out, though. Not complaining at ALL.
I might get fat sausage fingers & toes and the biggest muffin tops (the inedible kind) you’ve ever seen… but I think just this once it will be worth it.
I can smell that loaf baking right now, mmmmm.

Anyone want some?? There’s plenty to go around!

Posted on July 8, 2009 by Holdin' Holden 3 Comments
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  • OMG…. I am supposed to be going on a diet so I can get pregnant again, dammit! But this is tempting…

  • it’s made with fruit! therefore, it’s good for you 😉 it’s better than eating brownies I would think lol

  • People at work loved (LOVED!) the PBJ one today. Its almost like a dessert because of the preserves in it.

    The PBCC was really good too. I thoroughly enjoyed both of them, honestly. It’s going to be very hard to determine which one we are going to choose.