Update on the egg-less banana bread squares


I really wasn't happy with how this recipe had turned out when I made it a few days ago. As I mentioned at the time, I found it gummy and rather blah. It was bugging me, despite the fact that my son, who I made it for, liked it, liked it enough to ask for it in his lunch again today.

I made it again anyways.

This time I made two changes to the batter, adding cinnamon to it and adding a handful of dried banana chips that I crumbled up. Then I baked the cake for about 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for.

The change was dramatic. The cake was not only darker, I found it lighter in height. The flavor of the banana was enhanced, better. Occassionally you get a crunch from the banana chips, but mostly they seemed to melt into the cake, further enhancing the banana taste.

This was a much better bread, one that I wouldn't hesitate to make again for an occassion where allergies weren't a problem, it was that good.

I'm glad I decided to listen to my instinct to remake this cake.

3 comments:

Nabeela said...

Hi Quellia, I came across your blog from a comment you left on Meeta's lunchbox site...I was very surprised to hear your son isn't allowed PBJ sandwich in his lunchbox at school...that's outrageous!! What else do they not allow at school? Is it just this particular school..or in general all schools do this in Ontario?

Nabeela said...

oooops, I just read your previous post on food bans in schools and so my last question to you was redundant...sorry.
Anyways, what I don't understand is, why would a school ban a whole set of products just because some kid is allergic to it....why can't they just make sure each kid eats his own lunch...it feels ridiculous...specially the ban on eggs and milk....most of the dishes we make contain both...what are we going to feed the kids if that itself is banned?
Anyways, here's another eggless muffin recipe if you're interested
http://saffronhut.blogspot.com/2006/03/spring-break-snack-banana-nut-muffins.html
This recipe is great...I've made it at leas 4-5 times :)

Quellia said...

Thanks for the recipe!
I don't know outside of Ontario, but here if there is one kid in the school with a peanut allergy, then it is banned from the school. Doesn't happen often that there isn't at least one kid who has the allergy. And nuts are a reasonable thing to do without, it is when we start getting into eggs and milk and wheat that it becomes a problem for those of us who have to send lunches, which in our school is most kids. And the kids know not to swap lunches and why, but we still have the rules because there might be trace amounts transfered by touch.