1. If you ever doubt the quality of your Banana Bread, or any quick-bread recipe for that matter, simply do two things

  • Add chocolate chips
  • Add sour cream or substitute it for something “better” for you.

2. Banana Bread does not need eggs to be good. See recipe keeping lesson 1 in mind.

Egg-free banana bread

2 cups AP flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups roughly mashed banana
1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and line a loaf tin.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon into a bowl. If you are using sugar, stir in the sugar at this point.

In a jug, whisk the sour cream, milk, oil and banana. Stir into flour mixture and mix until combined. Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with additional sugar.

Bake for about 40 – 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Stand for 10 minutes before turning it out on a wire rack to cool.

I would have taken a picture but it was gone too fast.

3. Always buy bananas at Costco. Why? I’ll tell you: they are cheapest. As one person you probably won’t get through them all while they’re in prime eating condition well preparing you to make bread. And you know you want an excuse to go sample all the goodies on the weekends so you might as well pretend like you came for bananas and not the free food.

4. If you ever feel bored with your banana bread recipe, there’s always room for booze. Choose your weapons wisely and don’t be stingy.

Now go forth and may you and your banana bread prosper.