Oh, when bananas go bad it is a bummer. I dont eat them unless they are perfectly yellow with no black spots. Well, as you may guess I don't eat a lot of bananas because they cannot all be perfect. So I watch them sit on the counter becoming brown and wilting until it is just the right time to bake some banana bread something.
I would guess that most people do not like the soggy bananas, but I am proven wrong by my brother. I have watched three bananas ripen this week, and no one has touched them. Well, the day before I am planning on making some banana bread muffins one of them is gone. I am a bit set back by this, but the remaining two are still very big. The next night, at about 9:00 when I feel like making my muffins I set out all the flour sugar and other stuff I need, go to find my bananas and they are gone! GONE I tell you! So I get upset for like a minute and decide to scrap making anything this night. After sitting on the couch I realize that I am in the mood to bake and so I must do something.
I found the banana bread recipe here. Well without bananas I had to improvise, so here is the recipe that I came up with, and it is vegan too.
1/4 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup applesauce
I mixed all the ingredients together and decided it needed something more. So then I went nuts and added nuts. 1 cup walnut and 1cup pecans, chopped. With half the mix they were just applesauce nut muffins. Then with the other half of the dough I added dried cherries into it to mix it up. The ones with just nuts are much better that the ones with dried cherries. I think dried cherries are too tart, but I had them left over so I decided to experiment. After these muffins are gone I plan to make another batch, this time with yogurt chips and dried cranberries.