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 hope everyone is having a lovely long weekend! We spent it barbecuing with family, some cooking/baking and fighting off the ants and spiders! Ugh… one of the things I hate about home ownership is battling pests! Flies, spiders, ants, racoons, skunks —you name it! I’m relieved that I’m having my home fumigated on Tuesday. Hopefully most of them will be gone by then. Chris and I used to live in a condo so we didn’t encounter pest problems but we did have some noisy neighbors. Either way, they’re both pests. At least with these pest, they’re not loud and obnoxious, just creepy.
I got a bag full of cuties (oranges) from Kimi the other day. There were so many of them that I didn’t know if we were going to consume them in a timely manner. We’re not fruit people. Plus, they weren’t all that sweet (more of a reason why we’re not fruit people) so I decided to bake with them. Luckily they’re small so I used four of them in this recipe. That’s half the bag, whew! I hate waste. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the other half of the cuties. If you like orange and pecans, this will be a new favorite.
I hope everyone had a lovely long weekend. Yes I know the week is half way over and I’m behind on my blog. I didn’t get a chance to cook or bake over the weekend, hence the tardiness on my post this week.
Let’s see… Chris and I bought a new dining room set over the weekend —yay! It’s a beautiful distressed piece, which I love and it will be delivered this Friday. Kimi came home from her trip so we spent the afternoon with her. Chatted up with our neighbor regarding the fence we share. Was thinking about redoing it next month. So yes, it was a busy weekend.
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. 🙂