Let’s talk about food fails for a minute.
I cook a lot. I bake a lot. However, I would never claim to be a chef or a “good” cook. I like things that are easy and that are delicious. I like to feel good about what I’m making and what I’m eating.
This also means experimenting with different recipes, ingredients, cook times, etc.
Most of the time, I make some really delicious food.
…And sometimes, well, my plans go awry and the dish, cookies, whatever, comes out awful.
It seems like it goes in streaks. I will repeatedly make dishes that fail. And yes, I do get discouraged. I just want to order take out. I don’t want to try anything new because it might suck.
So what do I do?
I make something I know is good. Something I have made hundreds of times. Like my favorite Peanut Butter Banana Bread! I feel good making it and eating it!
I tell you this because I don’t want you to be discouraged. You CAN cook. I promise. We all fail. We are not perfect. So do something that makes you feel good, something that picks you back up, and try again.
Oh, and then make this bread, because it is delicious and will make you feel better!
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
1 ½ c bananas (about 4)
⅓ c plain yogurt
⅔ c peanut butter
1 ⅔ c flour
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a large mixing bowl, add bananas and mash.
- Add eggs, yogurt and peanut butter. Mix until blended.
- Add remaining dry ingredients, mix well.
- Spread batter evenly into a greased 13×9 pan.*
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
- Cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!
*If you want to cook in a traditional loaf pan, cook for 45-50 minutes.