Have you ever gone to a spa or restaurant and bought their cookbook, with every intention of making the some of the recipes when you get back home? And then it sits unopened on your bookshelf for years?
As an added bonus, the cookbook says its banana bread is only 135 calories per serving. However, and I must note a “Spoiler Alert” here, I had to add bittersweet chocolate chips to my version, so that may cancel out the calories saved by cutting out the oil.
Next, mix the pulverized banana with a quarter cup of coffee, — yes, coffee! — and set aside. Why add coffee? The answer is it adds a rich, toffee flavor to the bread and contributes to the bread’s tenderness.