Sometimes I get a little too ahead of myself. Does this happen to you at all?
I think I can do a million things in a day and sometimes it just doesn’t work. Actually, most of the time it doesn’t work; between time with Andrew, cooking for us, cleaning, blog work, etc, etc I usually have too much on my plate to begin with during the day.
But sometimes I forget that.
Especially when I walk by a huge crate of bananas for $5.
“Wow, look at all of those bananas Andrew! They’re only $5!” I say to Andrew as we walk by, as if he knows what that means.
I stare at the big crate for a few minutes, pondering if this would be a good choice or a bad choice. You know, a want vs. a need. “But, you can make so many things with all these bananas and share them on your blog,” my conscience tells me and I day dream about all the muffins, breads, puddings, smoothies I could make.
To tell you the truth, I don’t even like bananas. I can’t stand the texture. Yuck, it gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about the sound and texture that happens when someone puts a banana in their mouth. But bananas IN something — well, that’s a different story.
So, I buy them. Obviously.
We get home from the market, I put all the groceries away and then look at that huge crate of quickly browning bananas and think to myself, “Damn, now I need to start using these bananas up… quick.” At that point, Andrew wants my attention and the bananas go untouched for an hour but they are constantly at the back of mind. I can already hear Scott saying, “Babe, you have to do something with those bananas before they go rotten.”
Time is ticking.
I asked Andrew if he wanted to help me make banana bread and thankfully, he agreed. Even more — the banana bread I was going to try out only required a blender to make it. Yup, you heard me — blender banana bread! It really was perfect timing because I just received a Blendtec blender that was screaming at me to try out.
This blender banana bread is the ultimate resource for people like me who get way too ahead of themselves with a crate full of bananas that are browning by the second. Minimal dishes to clean up after, minimal time to make, amazing results.
It seriously doesn’t get better than that.
Okay, actually, I lied. It does get better. When you slather a big piece of pastured butter on a slice of banana bread that has just come out of the oven, you’ll be so thankful you bought all those bananas and you’ll be thankful you can make another loaf in your blender because it literally takes less than 10 minutes to do so.
Andrew and I may have eaten half a loaf in about 4 hours….
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Add the first six ingredients to your Blendtec and hit "batters." If you're using a different blender, blender for about 20-25 seconds or until smooth
- Add remaining ingredients into a bowl, mix well with a whisk then pour into blender and pulse until combined -- careful not to overmix
- Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until center comes out clean
- The last 10-15 minutes, place a lightly fitting piece of aluminum foil over the top (careful not to touch the bread) to prevent from over-browning on the top
This post is sponsored by Blendtec. However, the opinions and photos are of my own. Authenticity is important so I would never promote any brand or product that I wholeheartedly don’t believe in.