The Sweet Life! When in Isolation Bake A Warm Delicious Banana Bread and Dip in an Afternoon Coffee


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Christine Kropp


What is this new normal for many of us, isolated in our homes, trying to flatten the curve of this COVID-19 virus. For many, our lives are so busy, we can’t imagine having a moment to ourselves, yet full days, even weeks.

Many people I have heard from are spending time in the kitchen taking the time learning to cook, remembering how much they enjoyed cooking, and some are even digging out their cookbooks to try out new recipes.

With running a bakery business, I don’t get the time I would like to test out new recipes. I have been thinking a lot these last few weeks of new ideas, old favourites, and what you – the readers would like to try.

As a bunch of bananas started to brown on my counter, I was reminded of a freezer filled with bananas waiting to be made into a favourite recipe for banana bread. A treat that would be perfect for my afternoon coffee break.

Quick breads are pretty easy to make, and typically a one bowl mess. Similar to cake batter, butter and sugar are beaten together until light and airy, eggs are added one at a time, and then inthirds, flour is alternated with a liquid like milk or yogurt.  

This recipe is a healthier version with whole wheat flour and honey.  I bet if you didn’t tell anyone, they wouldn’t even notice.

Tips from the Pro …

• Yes, bananas can be frozen.  Once they are over-rip toss them into the freezer.  I freeze bananas in the peel, but if using frozen for a smoothie, peel & cut banana first before freezing

• Depending on the size of your loaf pan, baking times can vary, always bake long enough that a toothpick placed in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

• Quick bread freezes well, I like to slice the bread and wrap individual in saran wrap before freezing, this was I can take one piece out of the freezer at a time

Do you have a favourite quick bread recipe?  Do you add walnuts or chocolate chips to your banana cake?  Did you make this recipe? I would love to hear from you .. drop us a note or photo in the comments.!

CLICK on over to my website and blog The Sweet Life; www.christinekropp.com for the recipe.

CHRISTINE KROPP .. I use my experience as a hotelier, a baker, a hospitality expert, and a worldtraveller to help curate a life you don’t need a vacation from. My lifestyle blog “The Sweet Life includes food, fun and festive living.

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