Have you ever gone to the grocery store and forgotten that you already had a particular item at home, so you buy that item again? How about if you buy that item again x 2? How about if it is bananas that you have now bought three times?
That’s a lot of bananas. Don’t even ask me how it happened. I don’t want to talk about it.
The bottom line is this: I have been making banana bread and have been immensely blessed with finding this recipe. It is making a lovely dent in the banana bounty at my house. Plus, I can give the banana bread away to my neighbors or take it to work. Giving away banana bread works so much better than giving away bananas.
That would be hilarious (and incredibly strange) if someone showed up at your door with bananas. “Hi. I was just thinking of you, so I brought you some bananas”.
You’d probably think, “Hmmm…somebody must be off their meds.” At least that’s what I’d think. Nurses think that way a lot. As a matter of fact, whenever any of my patients or their family members admit to an odd behavior, I kind of smirk at them and say something to the effect, “You know, they have a pill for that now.” The family members usually laugh, but the patient gives me ‘the look’. I snicker and walk out of the room.
The original recipe does not have nuts in it, but both my husband and I enjoy having nuts in the bread. Pecans are my nuts of preference. I can also imagine that this bread would be excellent with chocolate chips. So many options. I love the crumble on top, it adds another element of taste and texture. However, the basic recipe is wonderful, just as it stands without the additions of pecans or chocolate chips.