A day for everything and Banana Bread should have it’s very own week as far as I’m concerned. One of our favorite treats around this house! It is a regular item on our meal planner. How could it not be? It’s delicious, soft and divine with a little bit of butter spread thin, melting into it.
Bananas are the one fruit that I don’t mind to see go uneaten, as over ripe is the best way to have them when it comes to making banana bread! When you notice a few bananas on the counter looking like they are about to spoil, just peel them and put them into a Ziploc bag (in 3’s is best as most banana bread recipes call for 3 bananas). Mark the date on the bag and toss them in the freezer! They’ll keep that way for about three months. Then, when it’s banana bread making day I just pull them out of the freezer in the morning and let them come up to room temperature…they are usually ready to go a little after lunch time. Though I never make just one loaf. Two loaves and two dozen muffins is what I usually make. One loaf for now, one for the freezer (cut in half and wrapped up well) and muffins for quick snacks and the lunch box!
- adding chocolate chips – because chocolate makes everything better!
- adding walnuts – just remember to not send your nut loaves to school!
- making muffins instead (or as well as) bread loaves – perfect for the lunch box!
- sprinkling raw sugar on top of loaves or muffins for a little added sweetness
Banana bread makes a fantastic breakfast, a great snack, a delicious dessert and a fabulous bedtime snack with a cup of hot tea. I think it’s just about perfect!
What is your favorite time to eat banana bread? Do you have a favorite recipe?
How will you celebrate National Banana Bread Day on February 23rd?
Disclaimer: I am a part of the Kraft What’s Cooking influencers program. All opinions are my own.