I've mentioned before that I get this amazing organic delivery every other week. When I first set it up, Sam was in a major banana phase, and since we all eat bananas (except Sophia, big surprise), I added extra bananas to every order. Like five pounds extra. Now, I wish there was a way to get half of those yellow and half green but there's not. Usually all the bananas are at the same level of ripeness. Since, in my mind, bananas are only good for like two days in their life cycle, this presents a bit of a challenge as I am not into wasting food.
So, these black-ish bananas have been tormenting me for a few days now. Adam asked if I could make some banana bread. I planned to make two loaves. One gluten free and one not. But when I realized I only had three eggs and I was halfway through the gluten free loaf, I realized he was gonna have to wait for his "regular loaf."
Besides, Ethan was pretty excited at the thought of making a loaf that we could all eat. (He's sweet like that.)
We started with finding this recipe.
I am always hesitant when trying out gluten free recipes. Some of them are just gross, but we gave it our best and started mixing.
The boys are fascinated by the Kitchen-aid. Well, I am too, if I'm honest. Fascinated that I can turn it on and walk away. I love this thing. Ethan was like, "Mom, do you LOVE this kitchen-aid mixer?" At which point, I kissed it and put a ring on its finger. Yes, that is how much I love it.
Don't ask me how they got on the counter and do NOT--whatever you do--look in the background. For some reason (book deadline) I'm not so concerned about cleaning this week. I promise you my kitchen DOES get cleaned every now and then.
Anyway, Ethan was the expert banana masher and he pretty much put every single ingredient into Big Red. Then he proceeded to stick his nose down so close to the mixer that I expected him to emerge with a hole in his face.
Thankfully, that didn't happen.
It's amazing. Make it. Even if you don't need to eat gluten free, you will love it. My real test was Adam, who came home from rehearsal, ate a piece, then said "you made bread." I let him finish it and then I said, "And it's gluten free."
Normally, I think this would've stopped him from inhaling anymore and he probably would've up-chucked the portion he already ate, but this time, he ate another piece.
It was THAT good.
Yep. Gluten free can be delicious! If you make it, let me know what you think!!