Thursday, May 17, 2007

Satisfy that craving!

A friend of mine just told me she's pregnant (yeah!) and craving banana bread. I thought I'd post a quicky recipe just for her.

Super Simple Banana Cake

1 box French Vanilla cake mix plus ingredients (i.e. eggs, oil, etc.)
2 or 3 very ripe bananas

Mix cake according to package directions and throw in bananas. Bake according to directions on the box. Frost with the cinnamon butter cream icing or your favorite store bought version. You could also mix 2 cups powdered sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of milk to make a glaze. Now wasn't that easy? Some of you have had this cake and thought I actually did something spectacular!

If you have bananas rotting on your counter but don't have time to bake anything with them smash them up and put in a zip top freezer bag and freeze. When you do have time, or that craving hits, you can just pull them out, run warm water over the bag for a few minutes and add them to your bread or cake recipe. (It works best if after you've smooshed the banana you squeeze all the air out of the bag and freeze it squished as flat as possible. Thaws faster that way.) Happy baking!

9 comments:

Christin said...

oooooooh now we can play th e"who's pregnant" game!! :-)

Meriam said...

Hmm, I wonder who. I'll let lucky lady inform us. At least we all know it's not you, Christin.

Katie said...

Meriam. I think it's awesome that you have a blog for recipies. I came through Jessica's site by the way. I'm looking forward to trying some new stuff

ohh.. and to anyone else reading, I'm not pregnant.

angela said...

Ok, in case anyone is still reading the messages to see who's the pregnant friend - it's me! Sorry, Christin, I think you probably already heard this news at the Orange conference.

Thanks for the quick recipe, Meriam!

angela said...

I also had a question for you about Banana bread. The last time I was looking for my recipe, I ran across one for Banana-Peanut Butter bread. Have you ever made this? I was tempted, but wasn't sure if it would be good and didn't want to put forth the effort if I wasn't going to like it.

Meriam said...

Banana-Peanut Butter bread is wonderful. Especially if you throw in a cup of chocolate chips. The extra punch of protien makes it even more healthy, right?

jca57 said...

Okay, now I'm just hungry!

Jessica said...

Okay, I turned this recipe into cupcakes. I have made them twice now, and they were huge hits at both things that I've taken them too. Greg has eaten about a million of them. I made him give the rest away tonight and he was mad! YUMMMMM!

Jessica Again said...

Umm, yes I have a degree in writing and I just spelled "to" wrong. I know you take things "to" something. It's late. My perfectionist self got the best of me and I had to correct. : )