It’s almost upon us. Time to show that baking love.

But first. Time to dive into those panic rooms. I’m baking. I’m baking something new. Banana Bread. How difficult can this be. Even for me. So I carefully measured out the gluten and dairy free ingredients. I had everything accept Bananas. Unbelievable.

So a rapid tour of the local stores yielded NOT ONE single yellow fruit. Have bananas been banned from Yorkshire. How can bananas be so difficult to get round here. But undaunted, I wasn’t going to let the lack of bananas spoil my banana bread. Didn’t some big bloke once say ‘I am inevitable’. 😂😂😂😂😂

The only alternative to the funny shaped yellow fruit I could find were a few mini satchels of a banana recovery protein gel. The stuff long distance cyclists use. Needs must. The evil smelling gel was squeezed into the dough. The gel was also out of date……

The end result was…..

And the smell. Not so much bananas. More I guess akin to something being stuck in a cyclists lycra for several months. The taste – challenging…..

Which self respecting cyclist will reach for a plastic covered recovery gel when they can have recovery cake like this….

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35 thoughts on “Bananas

    1. “Innovative” is definitely a word that comes to mind when I see Gary’s baking productions. There are other words too…but I think “innovative” is one of my favourite words of describing his kitchen capers.

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      1. I feel a song coming on:
        Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
        Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
        Come feed the little birds, show them you care
        And you’ll be glad if you do
        Their young ones are hungry, their nests are so bare
        All it takes is tuppence from you
        Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
        Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag.


  1. In summertime we shred zucchini (about 2 cups) and use rather than bananas. There may be a bit more sugar involved? Haven’t memorized the recipe. lol But maybe you wouldn’t have zucchini either?? Nonetheless, there are alternatives. If you wish to try again?


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