Monday, October 22, 2012
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
So... our trip is coming to an end. I'm sooooo sad. The hubby and I only have 4 more days in Oregon, and then we head back to Kentucky. I can't believe this month went so insanely fast. It was a wonderful vacation, spent in basically another culture. The West Coast mentality could be considered to be on the complete opposite end of the behavior spectrum from a Southern mentality. I think sometimes I get stuck in a pattern of thinking, and it was refreshing to remind myself that the way life is in Kentucky is not how life has to be. I need to remind myself to hold on to my laid-back, easy-going side, and not get as uptight about the little things in life that really don't even matter.
I've got to do some baking while I've been here, and that I've immensely enjoyed. My mom had a couple of extremely ripe bananas that she was begging me to use. It's been awhile since I've been treated to homemade banana bread, and oh wow. You don't know what you're missing until it's gone. Sure, I've thought about banana bread. And chocolate chip cookies. And cupcakes. But I finally got to indulge my sweet tooth. Yum!
This chocolate chip banana bread is, sadly, long gone. It's been such a busy trip, I swear. I made this probably a week ago, and the bread only lasted a few days. The plan today is to make Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whip Cream Frosting. Ambitious, I know. It's kind of miserable out today, with pouring rain, so I just might get this task done.
I totally used my recipe for Simple Banana Bread to make this banana bread, and then added about 2 cups of chocolate chip. Holy desert-a-licious! 1 piece was never enough, and then it became the self-control game.
Hopefully that's how the Pumpkin Cupcakes turn out! :)