I’m a fan of banana bread. It so standard…yet so satisfying. And it feels like I make it a lot. Especially because I always have a lot of leftover bananas (mostly because I’m constantly failing to use them in the spinach/kale/banana shakes that I intend to make every single day…what can you do).
This is the thing, though. I almost never make just plain banana bread. With, say, some standard toasted walnuts. That seems normal and delicious, but, for some reason, I like to amp things up. Take it to the next level, if you will. It’s delicious made with peanut butter, or a caramel swirl. It is always tasty with chocolate chips, but even better with espresso powder. Seriously, I could write a Dr. Seuss book with my renditions of banana bread.
They’re all tasty, and it does spice things up. But this time, I did something even more out of the ordinary. I made plain, old banana bread, with, say, some standard toasted walnuts. The real deal. Simplicity wins.