We don't really have any troubles, but I thought that was a catchy title. We did have some over-ripe bananas though, and I'm SO TIRED of the traditional banana bread recipe, I searched in my cabinet to see what else I could put in with them.
Eureka! Dates that were purchased for fruitcake cookies but that didn't end up being used! Then I googled recipes to find one that sounded good.
Eating Out Loud is a blog I visit on occasion, and this time, I found exactly what I needed. Allen had a recipe from back in November in which he showed the same traits I inflict upon my family, i.e. impatience (quick breads) and making use of forgotten and neglected foodstuffs (black bananas and left over dates). By the way, the main recipe today looks intriguing as well! The banana bread recipe is HERE.
And here's a photo of my result. The guys had just gotten back from the gym and were VERY HAPPY to be guinea pigs! It is truly delicious. I will say that it took my bread about another 30 minutes to bake through, rather than the 1 hour Allen advises. Do you have a favorite recipe for leftover bananas? Please share!