I came across Laurie’s recipe for a Banana Snack Cake over at A Taste of Morning. I knew I wanted to make this cake the second I had overly brown bananas. I’m always looking for new ways to bake with bananas and I have to say, I think this maybe a new favorite!
I promise, this will be the last banana recipe for a while. I finally used up the last three bananas in my possession —yay! What a relief! I thought my last couple of bananas were black but these were super black and ripe! But the outcome of these cute little mini loaves were delicious. Who doesn’t like banana and chocolate with crunchy almonds? I shared these loaves with my neighbor Angela and my dear friend Lisa, who I’m having lunch with today. Happy hump day!
I had more bananas I needed to use up and came across Pam’s recipe for Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins. It looked so yummy I had to make a batch! I also wanted to include some buttermilk in here so I added some, and I added a half more cup of flour as I wanted to make more than 12 muffins (I got ~20 with these measurements). These came out so delicious and moist. You can really taste the banana and peanut butter. The chocolate chips and the turbinado sugar sprinkling were an added bonus. Fantastic for breakfast or snack in the afternoon —yum!
I finally finished up the last couple of black bananas —yay! They were really ripe but that’s OK. The recipe calls for ripe bananas! This cake has all my favorite ingredients —bananas, cinnamon, ricotta, and chocolate chips. I added the pecans in here to give it texture but you can totally leave it out if you are not a nut person.
Had it for dessert after dinner and it was the perfect ending to the meal. Of course, you can have it before dinner or for dinner if you choose to. I won’t judge. 🙂
This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake) was mentioned in The Guardian UK! Thanks to the lovely and talented Claire over at Under the Blue Gum tree for submitting her adaptation of this recipe to tailor towards the 5:2 Diet. If you haven’t been to her site, head over there now to check out some of Claire’s mouthwatering recipes!