Bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

When you have bananas like this…
…it is only a matter of time before banana bread is in the oven.

I tried out a new recipe for moist whole wheat banana bread, hoping that the minor change from white to wheat flour would make the final product a healthy snack. But, I think the stick of butter and 1/2 cup of brown sugar squashed those dreams. Either way, the bread was delicious, especially when topped with a scoop of vanilla Ben and Jerry's. Who was I kidding with that healthy snack idea...

I substituted the cinnamon and nutmeg in the recipe for Penzey's Baking Spice, a deliciously sweet mix of Ceylon cinnamon, Spanish anise, Grenadian mace, and Guatemalan cardamom. If you have not checked out Penzeys Spices before, I recommend you do! My brother and sister-in-law gave me a set of Penzeys baking spices a few years ago, and I have been shopping at their stand in the Grand Central Market ever since. I love all of their products! 
There is nothing more comforting than the smell of banana bread filling my apartment.
I also tried this recipe for banana bread oatmeal. And let me just say, it was delicious. I am not a huge fan of hot oatmeal, especially in the summer, so I made a batch the night before work and took it cold the next morning. Cold oatmeal might not sound that appetizing, but I loved it! I snacked on it throughout the morning and it was the perfect morning meal on the go! I think next time I will try the same ingredients and spices, but use quinoa instead of quick oats. Yum!

Any recipes you can't wait to bake this fall? 


  1. Um, hi. I want that now, please and thank you. I tend to stock up on bananas "to make banana bread" but don't follow through (cooking isn't really my thing). Glad you shared this lovely recipe!

  2. YUMM!! I had 4 bananas that were so close to being ready for banana bread and I was so excited... until I saw that my husband ate 2 and the kids ate the others. Major bummer but probably for the best.

  3. YUMMY, Daina!! That looks perfect. Great minds DO think alike! And your recipe sounds really delish.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, pretty lady!


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