In yesterday's blog post, I blogged about an unexpected gift of five bananas from my son, who was looking for me to do something with them.
We took our trip, had a good time, and came back on Sunday, with those five bananas still intact and edible, but not for long. Now what?
I decided to make banana bread, and I needed a recipe calling for
five bananas, stat. I found one on the Weight Watchers website, and
because the recipe is their property, I can't put it into my blog, not
Basically, what I did was tweak the recipe.
mashed three of the bananas. I diced the remaining two. I used two
cups of King Arthur's white whole wheat flour instead of half white
flour and half whole wheat. Instead of butter, I used homemade apple
sauce left over from Thanksgiving. I used brown sugar, which, at least,
the recipe called for. (Brown sugar has become my new best friend).
Baking powder. Vanilla. One (farm fresh free range) brown egg. There
was supposed to be milk in the batter, but I drink unsweetened almond
milk, so that went in there, too. There was supposed to be baking soda,
too. The chocolate chips were my addition.
some members suggested was that, rather than making a loaf of
bread, to divide the batter up into 18 muffin tins and bake for 20
so. Sounded good, and I could take some to work and leave it on the
table with the coffee pot. Guaranteed they would disappear quickly.
- oops! I forgot the baking soda, which I remembered about 5 seconds
after I put the baking pan into the oven. And I had played so much with
the recipe already, who knows how it was going to come out.
But, I had no choice but to continue the baking. Here is the result. They look really yummy, don't they?
Well, they are just a little.....dense.
I'm a mean mother, aren't I? Would I really give these muffins to my son?
wait! They really aren't that bad, especially warmed up in the
microwave about 15 seconds, until the chips are all nice and melty. (Is
melty a word?)
So - a happy ending.
Do you like to "ad lib" recipes? Do you have good luck?