I did 2 AMAZING things this weekend.
Amazing Thing #1 – I baked banana bread without eggs. And it was still delicious. Here’s how it went down:
My roommates and I have approximately 10-15 old bananas frozen in our freezer. I have trained them both to throw bananas that are over-ripe into the freezer because they make the best banana bread. But we reached a critical point where there were so many bananas that at least one fell out every time you opened the freezer door. So when the mood to bake finally struck me this weekend, I stopped off for some chocolate chips, thinking that I had all of the other ingredients to make banana bread at home.
Wrong. We had no eggs. For once we actually tried to be normal human beings and cleaned out our fridge. Which meant that someone tossed my 1/2 dozen eggs that had been in there since Christmas. I’m not sure how long it takes for eggs to go bad, but I think mine had reached the limit and then some. The only thing is, I am a naturally lazy person. And this whole no egg situation meant that I either had to leave my house to get eggs or make the sad decision not to bake banana bread that night.
Wrong again! Using the magical power of the internet, I googled “egg-free banana bread” and found this delicious recipe. I was worried at first that it would taste weird because I am generally skeptical of anything that claims to be “vegan” or “healthy,” but the bread proved to as yummy as ever. Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try:
Egg-less Banana Bread w/ Chocolate Chips
**Note: if you add in ample chocolate chips (which is the only way to make banana bread), this recipe is no longer vegan.
1/4 cup canola oil
1 snack-sized container of applesauce (about 1/3 cup if you’re an adult who doesn’t eat applesauce out of to-go containers)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 very ripe mashed bananas
1 cup chocolate chips (again, optional, but c’mon . . . you know you want them)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8×4 inch pan.
2. If your bananas are frozen, place in microwave for 1-2 minutes on defrost. It’s okay if they get mushy, this helps you mash them.
3. In a large bowl, mix the canola oil, applesauce, and sugar. Then sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Finally, blend in the mashed bananas and chocolate chips. Stir well.
4. Pour mixture into pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until not batter sticks to a toothpick.
5. EAT YUM YUM!
And now that I’ve shared this easy banana bread recipe, onto the more important event from this weekend . . .
Amazing Thing #2 – I went to a One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer Concert. Judge me if you want! I don’t care. It was glorious. And I loved every minute of it. “And we danced all night to the best song ever . . .”