Yesterday was pretty crappy. Not much sleep from the day before (little one’s tooth was cutting through, poor thing), that time of the month, sugar cravings, and a very clingy baby made me a very grouchy lady.
What did I crave most of all? Gummy bears and cake. I had neither of course, and while I know I have ingredients to make cake, I didn’t want to do that and a normal cake wasn’t what I wanted.
I wanted “fake cake”. You know, the white, preservative-filled cake with the over-sweet from-powder icing you can get at the grocery store bakery? Or the massive cakes at Costco? Yeah. That’s what I wanted.
I had decided to get a Fake Cake when I stopped by the grocery store for berries today. But guess what? They had NO Fake Cake!!! I didn’t want some delicious, proper cake! I wanted Fake Cake!
I went home dejected and texted the hubby about my dilemma. Then went on with my day.
Hubby, though, is amazing, and decided that not only did I need cake, I also need flowers. So he bought me Fake Cake on his way home from work. And he got me those gorgeous flowers.
Way to turn a grouchy wife into uber-happy wife. I’ve got the best hubby in the world. And it’s not just because of Fake Cake, but that’s one of the many reasons.
I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for so long. I’ve been meaning to get this post done for a couple weeks but the universe didn’t seem to agree. First we had a tooth come in (read: mom gets no sleep), then al three of us were sick, then we had an insanely busy week, and that all ended with another tooth cutting through yesterday. The whirlwind life of a (fairly) new mom, I tell ya. Anyways, I know you’ll all forgive me once I tell you about this to-die-for recipe I tried out.
We’ve always loved banana bread. I’ve tried several different recipes for all sorts of kinds of banana bread. Plain, buttermilk, seven bananas, bananas and blueberries, oats, applesauce-based, chocolate, peanut butter… After all of that I’m still in search for the perfect plain banana bread, but lucky for me I stumbled upon and made this phenomenal Triple Chocolate Banana Bread from Spend With Pennies.
Best. Decision. Ever.
You could seriously take over the world with this stuff. Or at least become president or something equally as grand.
The first time I made this, I skipped the chocolate glaze on top and it was still heavenly. The second time, I subbed the regular chocolate chips for larger, white chocolate pieces. That variation was my favourite… The white chocolate was nice and melted coming out of the oven (I only waited until it cooled enough for me to not get burned before cutting myself a generous slice), and once it cooled completely, it gave the bread a nice crunchy element… Like adding nuts, except so much better.
Let’s talk details.
Original Yield: 1 9in x 5in loaf
Actual Yield: 1 loaf (about the given size)
Original Prep Time: none given
Actual Prep Time: 20 minutes
Original Bake Time: 50-60 minutes
Actual Bake Time: 55 minutes
Note or Comments:
As noted above, you can easily swap out the chocolate chips for white chocolate (and I’m sure dark or semi-sweet chips would be lovely as well).
Also as noted, you can skip the glaze for a less-sweet option that is still decadent and super-delicious.
Verdict:Success! If you love bananas, go make this now. If you love chocolate, ditto. If you aren’t a fan of bananas, this recipe will change you. And if you don’t like chocolate… Well, we can’t be friends. Sorry. Although I’ll accept a loaf of this bread as an apology and reconsider.
**Please note, the recipe for Triple Chocolate Banana Bread is in no way mine. The views and experiences above are my own and not endorsed/influenced by Spend With Pennies or any other third party.