10.06.2008

Curious George Banana Bread

Curious George Banana Bread

Good things come in pairs - my children, socks, clogs, pajama pants, and banana bread.

I've tried A LOT of banana bread recipes in my time, but this is my favorite so far, and definitely the cutest recipe in my cookbook: Curious George Banana Bread.

Apparently Curious George isn't the type of monkey who sits in a tree eating cocoa beans all day, so he neglected to add chocolate chips to his banana bread. Add a handful - you won't be sorry. I also substitute half of the flour with whole wheat flour - that way I can pretend it's healthy.

You might want to put the word out to your friends and neighbors that you will take their brown bananas off their hands. It may be hard to believe, but not everyone enjoys making banana bread.

This afternoon, when my pair of children get home from school, I think we'll each sit down with a thick slab of banana bread and listen to this story. Gotta love Storynory, and over ripe bananas, and neighbors who bring them to your door.

11 comments:

  1. I made banana bread this weekend too! I had to dig up my mom's recipe because the last one I made just wasn't right. Yummy, but not my mom's.

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  2. This was a great weekend to make banana bread. Are you going to bring some Friday? Please, please, please? I made pizza last night - Trader Joe's dough but I did turn on the oven! And I made up my own toppings.

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  3. The bananas that my neighbor gave me for bread was quickly consumed by two hungry boys. ewww. They must have been banana starved!

    But I made your pumpkin muffins on Friday. So yummy!!

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  4. Mmmm banana bread. I need to start buying excess bananas so that some have the chance to even be used for such tasty treats!

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  5. I just bought a huge bunch of green bananas today. Alas I'll have to wait for them to ripen before I can make banana bread.

    Or, maybe as you suggest, I should go door to door begging for old bananas. ;o)

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  6. I like to eat bananas that are on the green side, and I don't like super-ripe bananas. For most of my life, I thought I didn't like banana bread. Then I realized that most people make it with super-ripe bananas. When I started making it with regular old yellow bananas, I liked it very much.

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  7. Those are some gorgeous loaves! Banana bread was one of the first things I learned to bake when I was a kid, and I'm pickly about them now..can't stand bland and wet banana bread, but don't like dry, either.. Congrats on these delicious ones!

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  8. a piece of that with my coffee, please.

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  9. mmm ... sounds so good . we have some bananas here ready to be made into bread , i may just make some and maybe add 2 handfuls of chips , just casue i'm dangerous like that!! LOL! :0)

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  10. LOVE chocolate chips in our banana bread too!! It might just be me, but the Curious link doesn't seem to be looking. No worries though, I'm just going to do a search for it online ...

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  11. Great idea!! Looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing... just wanted to let you know I listed you on my blog here:
    http://tabithablue.blogspot.com/2008/10/fab-friday-finds_17.html

    Happy Friday!! :)

    ~Tabitha~

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