Kevin and I had three disgustingly ripe bananas. The idea of making banana bread crossed my mind so I searched for some recipes, and they all had an exhaustingly long list of ingredients that I wasn’t really in the mood to buy and mix together. In case you can’t tell, I’m not really a baker. I love to cook, but baking is not my favorite.
I was inspired by Paige’s blog post about her pumpkin cake bars where all she did was add a can of pumpkin to box cake mix. Genius!
I know, those bananas are gross, right? Luckily, they’re perfect for mashing. I followed the instructions on the box, except I substituted two of the three eggs with the three mashed bananas. I could have probably even omitted all the eggs or added a banana.
After mixing up the batter, I poured it into my baking dish, popped it in the oven and soon the entire house began to smell like banana bread.
I used the store-bought cream cheese frosting. I had read somewhere that beating the icing makes it taste more homemade.
It adds air making it lighter and more voluminous. It also got shinier. I’m sure there’s a scientific and culinary explanation for this.
The cake turned out delicious, and I was really happy with my baking attempt. It tasted very similar to banana bread but sweeter.
I can’t believe the weekend is already coming to an end. Kevin and I went shopping Friday evening, and then college football pretty much consumed my Saturday. After a day of watching football and getting things done around the house, now we’re watching The Emmys. I love award shows.
Weekly Workout Summary
- Monday-treadmill run
- Wednesday-abs and treadmill run
- Sunday-treadmill run
Are you watching The Emmys? What shows do you think are award-worthy? Of those nominated, I’m a huge fan of Modern Family.