Last weekend I noticed we had 3 bananas that had clearly lost their luster. Have no fear, this is when bananas are their best for banana bread! The browner the bananas are the better (…well not so brown that they are leaking out liquid, okay?), and if you have at least 2, you are good to go with making banana bread. I posted The Best Ever Banana Bread recipe long ago, and still, years later, it doesn’t disappoint. Everyone loves this bread. Is it healthy? No! Is it delicious? Yes! Should you make this right now? Yes!
Last month I started preparing meals for the week on the weekend, so that I can freeze things, and have them more readily available for dinner during the week. I get home from work fairly late, and the last thing I want to do is cook dinner after I put my son to bed around 8pm. So, I was making a couple soups and a chili, and then I noticed those brown bananas….yesssss, banana bread time. I had already made a huge mess in the kitchen, so why not dirty up a few more bowls and pans? After making the bread and a couple muffins, I remembered the blueberries we had just picked up earlier in the day. I wondered, “would banana bread be good topped with blueberries? ” Only one way to find out! I whipped up an easy Blueberry Compote (see recipe below), and then spooned a generous portion over the top of the muffin. The outcome? Simply divine.