October 27, 2009

Christina’s Jerk Shrimp, Light & Fluffy Banana Bread

There is a major difference between Brandon and me in the way we find and decide on recipes. I use multiple sites, pour over a ridiculous amount of recipes, obsess over the different ingredients, and maybe decide on one by the end of the day. I’m out of control.

Brandon has a general idea of what he wants for dinner, goes to Food Network online, and finds a recipe in a matter of minutes.


Last night he wanted stir-fry, and like I said, he went online and instantly found a recipe: Christina’s Jerk Chicken…That’s really the name!

Earlier this morning, I was looking for a better banana bread recipe. It only took me a few minutes (woah) to find this Cooking Light recipe. I kept all of the ingredients the same, except I omitted the chocolate. As much as I love chocolate, I thought it would take away from the banana flavor. I thought this recipe was interesting because it didn’t call for vanilla or cinnamon: two ingredients I want to add to eveeerrryyything.

The bread had a perfectly browned crust. At first I thought it appeared too dark, but it was perfect.

It was very light and fluffy, with just the perfect amount of crumble.

The addition of the yogurt really helped create a moist bread. Typical banana breads use a lot of oil – ick – which, in my opinion, weighs it down. I also used very ripe bananas that hadn’t been frozen – I think this made a huge difference in the flavor. If you’re looking for a light, fluffy, and delicious banana bread, I definitely suggest this one! 🙂

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  • I know you didn’t just make some banana bread and not invite my hooty patooty over!

  • YUM! I would love a piece of that banana bread.

  • Us southern gents appreciate the support. Thanks for posting a pic of my 44 Remington mag.

  • donnierdh

    I made the jerk shrimp stir fry last night and it was dee LISH us. I had all of the ingredients already except the broccoli so I put in water chestnuts instead because I like them and had them on hand. I thought the pineapple with the spicey jerk marinade was great.

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