I just googled “random facts” because I was having trouble getting started on this blog post. Sometimes random facts are inspiring.
Like this one:
Every second Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate.
What?! is that a thing? How is this stuff even measured? What about at night time? Who are all the lonely hearts eating 100 pounds of chocolate a second between midnight and 6am.
This is an interesting fact that I have a feeling may not have much truth to it. But I’m gunna roll with it, I may not be American, but this makes me feel better about the 3 oversized chocolate bars a consumed last week.
Aside from my chocolate cravings which are ongoing and unavoidable… I am craving muchos carbohydrates lately. Muffins are delightful. Scones are perfect. Cherry Banana bread is amaze-balls. I didn’t think of it prior… but chocolate would be a GREAT addition.
Just doin my part to contribute to the random facts of the world.
Let’s get into it.
Cherry Banana Bread
Adapted from this recipe
3 ripe bananas
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 c. unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 c. raw sugar or brown sugar
1 chia egg
2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. oats
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. frozen cherries
1/2 c. walnuts
First, grease a bread pan and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350*F.
In a large bowl, mash the banana until very mushy. Combine with the sugar, lemon juice, chia egg & apple sauce. Add the cherries and fold through.
In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients, including the nuts. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into the bread pan and spread evenly. You can top it with some more cherries and walnuts for good measure.
Bake for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Eat it and be merry.
I also just read that in 1879 Belgians tried to train cats to deliver mail. Not surprisingly… it did not work.
Mail cats. pft.