While surfing some of my favorite blogs a few weeks ago, I came across a post which was a new way to bake banana bread. Now I am very picky about my banana bread. It is one of my favorites and it has to be dark with lots of flecks. Some times I make it with nuts and other times I don't. On occasion I will add chocolate chips when I am feeling like I need something sweet so when I saw this recipe that involved a pre-bought cake mix?! Well I just had to give it a try and see what all the fuss was about.
Now Lindsey has great recipes on her blog so I was fairly confident that this one would be good as well.
This recipe involved four ingredients .....
- a pre-bought cake mix - I chose a lemon one as I did not have a yellow one on hand as Lindsey used
- 2 eggs
- 3 to 4 bananas
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
That's it. You don't add the ingredients that are on the back of the cake mix box or anything else.
Mixing all ingredients well with my Ninga,
I added the batter to two smaller loaf pans which had been previously sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
I popped them in the oven for approximately 35 minutes at 350 degrees. You could also use one larger loaf pan and bake a little longer.
The consistency was like a cake more than a bread. I also found the chocolate chips seemed to settle at the bottom of the pan, most likely due to the cake batter being thinner than a bread batter.
All in all it was delicious served with a cup of tea or coffee but I will add it to my 'cake' dessert list rather than my 'bread' dessert list. I tell ya, I am finicky about my banana bread!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday and remember to give your loved ones a hug!