Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What Do You Like In Banana Bread?

I'm feeling much better, seems it was a short bug. Thanks for all the well wishes! I even made some meatballs yesterday that I'll probably be posting about on Friday. In the meantime here's another quickie. I want to know what you like to mix into banana bread. This batch that my girlfriend made last night had cashews and it was wicked good. So, how about it? Do you like it straight up? With nuts? What kind? How about strawberries? Have you tried caramel? Curried pineapple? Butterscotch? Making the whole damn thing chocolate? I think my favorite is chocolate chips, but I'm open to new experiences. Heh.


28 comments:

Justin said...

i'm all about the chocolate chips, but the last recipe i tried was so good, it didn't need them... i was very surprised.

Michele said...

Chocolate Chips and walnuts! Delicious!

Palidor said...

Wow, it looks awesome! I'm a sucker for banana bread, so please eat an extra slice or two for me!

I'm pretty simple and have only used chocolate chips. Caramel sounds absolutely heavenly! Hey, maybe caramel and rum... kind of like a baked bananas foster.

The Duo Dishes said...

Any nut or any chocolate. Coconut too. Definitely a good bit of spice like allspice or cardamom. A caramel swirl would be pretty awesome though.

Pam said...

Nice Blog you have!

Hungry Dog said...

The bread looks awesome. In general, I like to keep my breads debris-free, but I have been known to eat chocolate chip banana bread. Glad you are feeling better!

Danielle said...

glad you're feeling better :). I usually add pecans. But I really like it with cocoa powder and strawberries. mmmmmm

Vicki said...

Mine's got raisins and pecans. Plus cinnamon & nutmeg.

Dawn said...

you know it's wild that you posted this as I was intensely craving my banana bread french toast.
or maybe a stuffed banana bread french toast. oh heavens bob now I'm starved.
glad you're better and up and at 'em. take some zinc for the next round of colds coming. LOL

Wandering Coyote said...

Man, I just can't do banana bread! I can do bananas just fine, but baking made with bananas...can't do it.

Sasha said...

No chocolate but walnuts, yes please. I also like it with whole wheat flour.

Steph said...

Chocolate chips all the way!! I'm not crazy about crunchy things in my baked goods except for streusal topping.

Jessie said...

I love blueberries in banana bread and chocolate chips too.

What I usually do is spread some strawberry jam on a toasted slice of banana bread, tastes amazing!

Elra said...

Hmmm, I tried to add strawberry, was not as good as I thought it would be. But then, that's just me...

I still like to add walnut in it, and caramel sounds so tempting and delicious. I bet it will be really good!

Sheila said...

I like banana bread just with bananas. I use a recipe that has cream cheese in the batter that makes it super moist, too. No nuts in mine, thank you!

Marti said...

I have a tip that has made my banana bread the best ever: doesn't matter what recipe you use (nuts, chips, coconut, blah blah blah) as long as you triple the amount of bananas in it. :)

You do have to bake it a bit longer because it's very, very moist and flavorful.

girlichef said...

I like it anyway...but cashews, now that sounds amazing!!

Kate at Serendipity said...

Cashews, yum! I never thought about that...

Glad you're better. Now I have it. It's good to know it's a short one!

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Just saw a recipe with oatmeal in, and that's gotta be good; I'm not a huge fan of nuts in anything although I *love* to eat them on their own. Go figure. That said, I'll at banana bread any which way. YUM!

Goldie said...

I'm definitely in the chocolate chip camp on this issue. But I prefer the mini chocolate chips, and I think walnut dust adds a texture and flavor without the crunch that most people can abide by.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I love any kind of banana bread! But especially with nuts - like this one with the cashews - looks delicious! I like dried cranberries too or cinnamon chips, yummmm.

5 Star Foodie said...

I once had a banana bread with chocolate chips dusted in edible gold. A little gift from Joel Robuchon's restaurant. That was definitely the best banana bread I ever had!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I am not a huge fan of banana anything. But I do like PB and bananas...so maybe PB?

Culinary Alchemist said...

Looks awesomely delicious...!! As for me, it's definitely Walnuts... It balances out the sweetness of the banana... Tried it with hazelnuts once (cause I LOVE hazelnuts) but they were too sweet in the finished product.

Jenn said...

I like mine simply with just bananas. once in I have some walnuts and a streusel topping on top.

Cate O'Malley said...

I'm a bit of a banana bread purist, I suppose, but a ribbon of caramel running through it sure sounds good!

Snooky doodle said...

oh i like banana and peanut butter, this bread looks delicious. nice idea of addong cashews :)

Jennywenny said...

The last banana bread I ate was with ginger and chocolate from orangette. mmm

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