Okay, I have to admit that I am not really a banana lover.
Actually, I hated bananas before I got pregnant. One of the first clues I had as to the fact that I was pregnant was that I said to my husband, “babe, I need a banana.” We both just stared at each other for a second and we knew.
But, even though I am not a banana lover, I do think they serve a purpose in the right place at the right time. Like, in banana bread. Because banana bread without bananas is just… bread.
And we all know I am not bread crazy either.
So, if I am going to eat banana bread, I need it to meet a few requirements. I need it to be moist but not mushy- that grosses me out. I also need it to be sweet but not too sweet- because that grosses me out as well. I feel like bananas that are too sweet on just on the cusp of fermentation and that’s nasty. I also need it to be a bit dense, because banana bread wasn’t meant to be super airy….