You know, I never really understood the whole peanut butter and jelly thing. It just didn’t really seem like two things that would go together. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that being allergic to nuts meant that I had no idea what peanut butter was like. Or because being in England, I had a completely different idea about what jelly was. It took me a while to realise the whole thing was actually about jam! But since making my own free from butter, I’m obsessed with this strange combo!
I know that around this time of year most people vow to eat healthier. To cut the sugar, avoid the pizza and skip the extra snack between meals. But sometimes after trying your hardest to make the ‘right’ choices, you’re still left with a little craving.
Whether your weakness is crisps, chocolate or something else all together; I know it can be really hard to resist and head straight for your favourite comfort food. But, you should never cut out snacks completely! What you really need is to find something else that satisfies your craving and keeps you going until your next meal.
I did it! I made banana bread! I’ve been trying to perfect this recipe for so long, and at last, I’ve finally done it. I’ve tried so many times, and honestly, most of my attempts have failed. They’ve always been ‘nearly there’ or ‘missing something’, and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get it right. I’ve tried everything, or at least, that’s what it felt like. Oat flour, plain flour, butter, eggs, raspberries… Bananas baked on top, bananas cooked inside, and even warm fried bananas placed on the side. You name it, it seems like I’ve tried it all. A lot of the experiments were good, and so nearly there. But, they were never perfect, and I refused to give up until I baked the perfect banana bread.
This is kind of a weird one, I’ll admit. It’s a bit of a mix of everything and has some of the best bits of all my previous attempts thrown into one. I searched everywhere for a scrumptious recipe, but just couldn’t find one. Maybe I’m just too picky, who knows? So, I did what I do best… I made it up as I went along.