There’s a definite chill to the mornings over the past few days and although we are still enjoying some fabulous weather, many of us are clinging desperately to the last of the English summer.
My attempt to squeeze the last few drops of sparkling summer effervescence from these late August days has been boosted by this heavenly recipe for Coconut Banana Bread from Jenn Quillen at the rebelchick.com
It’s quite a simple equation:
Coconut + Banana + cake mix = a great big slab of golden sunshine!
Okay, so it might be more accurate to describe it as Coconut Banana Bread, and you don’t have to have a great big slab of it, but I defy you to not have a very healthy slice, or two!
I’m not a huge fan of bananas in cakes, but the addition of coconut delivers a truly delightful cake that has converted me.
Bake this while the morning is still crisp and fresh and by the time you’re itching to get out in the sun it will be ready. Slip on your flip flops, cut a slice of Coconut and Banana Bread and enjoy in the sunshine with a nice cup of tea, or something more exotic if you like…
Here’s the recipe.
Today was the first day of the school summer holidays and I had big plans for my day with Mook and Lulu – sadly, the day didn’t go quite as planned…
An emergency visit to my dentist, on-the-spot extraction of a wisdom tooth (no one was more surprised than me!), and phantom banana-muncher, all put paid to our plans for some hawaiian-style holiday fun, well some of our plans.
I’d decided we would have a go at making watermelon sea turtles and try a great new recipe for banana and coconut bread.
Understandably, after suffering a mummy who was suffering all morning, then losing a couple of hours at the dentist, all Mook and Lulu really wanted to do this afternoon was play hide-and-seek in the park. After the park, and the inevitable trip to the supermarket (or two) we eventually returned home, just before teatime, to start our holiday fun.
So, Coconut and Banana bread – we had scoured the shelves in search of the most unusual ingredient on the list – coconut oil. To my amazement, and some cost, we found it at our second supermarket. Confident we had all the other ingredients, I sent the girls to wash their hands. Wait a minute! Where were my bananas?
A phone call to hubby at work and the mystery was solved (to add insult to injury he informs me he was eating one of the stolen bananas while talking to me on the phone!).
Okay, watermelon sea turtles it is then…