Monday, July 9, 2012

I Caved! Banana Bread

Yes, I caved....Most of you know my thoughts on banana bread. 
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't like it, or refuse to eat it, 
it's just so traditional.....
Does that make any sense?
But being a HUGE fan of The Big Green Bowl 
(and Michael Ann personally), 
I decided to give banana bread one more go.
Michael Ann's recipes are oh so good, and never fail.
NEVER fail!
I'm so glad I gave into the traditional banana bread. 
Because this is the best banana bread I have ever had. 
This one is surely going to be marked 'my favorite'.
I'm just going to send you to The Big Green Bowl for this recipe, 
because the only thing I changed was adding pecans and coconut.

There is a funny story to this banana bread......
If you're interested, keep on reading.

4:00 pm the bread goes in the oven.

I run upstairs to talk to my son.

4:02 my cell phone rings (which is downstairs), (don't hear it because I'm upstairs).

4:20 pm I check the bread, notice my cell blinking with a message (the bread still has about 5 to 10 minutes to go).

The message on the phone (remember it rang at 4:02): "Ang, I'm calling you from the haircut place so you won't be able to call me back. My phone is locked in my truck along with my keys. I'm parked in the Wal Mart parking lot. Can you please come get me? I'll be standing by my truck (temp outside 98)".

I take one whole minute deciding on whether I should wait on the bread or go pick up the 'keys locked in truck' person. He's already been standing by his truck for almost 20 minutes, what's another 10 going to hurt? But wait, it will take me about 15 minutes to get there, so that means he will have to stand there another 20-25 minutes if I wait on the bread. I decide that he's more important then the bread. I pull the bread out of the oven and turn it off. I run to my car and drive 70 all the way.

I found him walking about a mile and a half away from Wal Mart. Poor thing! He was going to walk (temp outside 98) the 10 miles home......

One thing that is always guaranteed, when I rescue the 'keys locked in truck' person....I always get rewarded with a meal out.

I was hoping the bread would continue baking in the pan while I was gone....nope! I had to scoop the gooey out of the top. But I salvaged enough to share with everyone.

I WILL be making this again, and I WILL complete it.



  1. Oh Angie, thank you! I feel honored that my recipe made you want to attempt banana bread again! :-)And thank you for posting about it. You're the best! (and loved the story that went along with it)

  2. The bread looks good, hopefully nothing will go wrong next time you are making it. I can't even imagine waiting in the heat on pavement that must have been a killer. xo

  3. That bread looks good! And you made the right decision! :)

  4. Thanks for sharing your story...the bread looks perfectly wonderful. Always great to finally find THAT recipe you've been looking for for so long....I have to agree - Michael Ann's recipes are always winners in my house too. =)

  5. Oh we love Banana Bread and this recipe looks so delicious!


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