Whether it was the loss of Tad, or the cooling weather, I've been craving comfort food lately. This morning I made a banana bread with a few extras:
2 C. Flour 1 C. Chopped nuts (walnut, pecan, almond) 1/2 C. Cacao Nibs 1/2 C. Crushed Coffee Beans1/2 C. Sugar 3/4 t. Baking Soda Big pinch, Salt 3-4 Brown Bananas 1/3 C. Plain Yogurt 2 Eggs 3/4 Stick Butter, melted 1 T. Vanilla
Oven to 350F. Grease & flour loaf pan or line with parchment.
Put nuts in a bowl, then into the microwave and zap until you smell them (about 2 minutes). Kerry Beal from eG taught me that method of toasting and it works great.
Whisk the flour, sugar, soda, salt, nuts, nibs and coffee together. Combine the bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla. Pour the liquids into the solids and fold until just combined. Pour into your loaf pan and bake around 55 minutes or until done. I topped mine with a crumb because I couldn't leave well enough alone.