Bourbon Banana Bread with Pistachios has hints of bourbon through with the crunch of pistachio and sweet bananas. Bake and take because it’s too dangerous to keep at home!
Welcome to the spring edition of #FreakyFriday! I love participating in this event. I get to cook from delicious blogs like Life Currents! Debi is such an amazing blogger and I have enjoyed getting to cook from her blog.
If you’re not in the know on what #FreakyFriday is, it’s a group of bloggers that get together and cook from each other’s blogs and share their recipes. Of course, who you’re assigned to is a complete secret until posting day and we get to see who had whose blog.
That’s the fun part for me! I try to guess by the titles which one is mine. Sometimes I’m right! Then it’s always fun when the blog owner you cooked from finds your recipe. One round, I made a recipe that was posted so long ago that they completely forgot about it and didn’t realize it was their recipe. THAT was funny!
Debi at Life Currents is much like me. I’m not a huge fan of eating out a lot. It makes my tongue feel like a salt lick. Seriously. This week has killed me for eating not homemade food. Monday I had NO energy and needed to do blog stuff. Tuesday I had to work late so he got Popeyes. Last night was my last work night of the week so we ordered in. Tonight, I’m pushing for hot dogs. I don’t want to eat in again tonight.
I am trying, unsuccessfully I might add, at reducing our food waste. Debi at Life Currents tries to compost, recycle, and use as much of the food as possible. I think we all could try to do this better! I even saved the rinds from cheese to make a broth. I can’t wait to try that!
Life Currents isn’t just about food. There’s DIYs, crafts, organization tips. Debi’s blog has a little bit of everything! I hope you head over there and check it out.
Now, on to the food!! I had a short turn around on this assignment. But I couldn’t wait to dive into her blog! She has lemon sandwich cookies. I was oh so tempted to try these. I love me some lemon sandwich cookies. Then I saw her Cook’s Country Dakota bread. I am a total sucker for fresh baked bread and this one looks amazing.
I was looking for something to make for breakfast. A bake and take to work type of recipe I could whip up with what I had on hand. Like the baked French toast casserole! I had all those ingredients, but wasn’t sure how well that would go over at work. I almost made the savory spinach & parmesan muffins, but I was out of parm. How that happened I have no idea.
Then I saw the bourbon banana walnut bread and knew that was the recipe to make! I had two bananas just hanging out waiting to be cooked up. And of course, I had bourbon! I had honey bourbon to boot! I had walnuts, but swapped those out for pistachios. That’s the only change I made to her recipe. I’m a total nut for pistachios and just had some freshly chopped for another recipe.
Just look at that bread! You see why I say you need to bake and take because I could have eaten the whole loaf in one sitting. You can see how moist and delicious it is. There’s those banana flavor flecks throughout. You know what I’m talking about right? Those brown flecks?
Then you see ALL those pistachios!! They’re so good. They add a different flavor you’re not expecting from a banana bread. It’s usually pecans or walnuts. Nope! I threw in amazing pistachios to this fabulous recipe!!
I hope you head over to Life Currents and peruse her recipes, DIY, crafts; heck just check out her blog! Then be sure to follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and StumbleUpon to see what she’s up to! AND make sure to see the other bloggers and what they cooked up for this #FreakyFriday!
#FreakyFriday Spring 2017
An Affair from the Heart – Easy Homemade Refried Beans
Take Two Tapas – Pineapple Hummus with Smoked Paprika
LeMoine Family Kitchen – Sausage Hash Brown Nests
Full Belly Sisters – Blueberry Dutchbaby
Who Needs a Cape? – French Onion Salisbury Steak
Plattertalk – Lemon Loaf Cake
Hostess at Heart – Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
Life Currents – Blue Cheese, Fig, and Caramelized Onion Palmiers
Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Baked Lemon Glazed Donuts
Bowl Me Over – Southwest Chicken Salad Bowl
A Dish of Daily Life – Chicken Carbonara Pasta
Aunt Bee’s Recipes – Summer Corn Salsa
A Kitchen Hoors Adventures – Bourbon Banana Bread
Seduction in the Kitchen – Honey Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie