Let’s do some food math.
In the above picture there are seven pretty banana fritters. Below are two bananas, sliced into eleven pieces.
Eleven minus seven equals four. Now you know how many banana fritters I stuffed in my mouth before I forced myself to stop.
I had to a get a decent picture. When I loaded the pictures onto my computer I noticed that I only took three photos of the final fritters. THREE! I was so psyched about them that I didn’t even have the patience to take photos.
All this just means that you must make them and forgive me for the sorta out of focus shot above. I had fritters to eat.
I’m well into my 20s and just now learned how to properly peel a banana. How I went all this time not knowing the proper way is beyond me. A few weeks ago, I was working late and decided I needed a snack. I went to the kitchen, grabbed a banana and tried to open it. Not wanting to give, I dug my nails in. I tried snapping off the stem. Still no luck. Then a co-worker of mine walked over, turned the banana over and peeled it with total ease. It totally blew my mind. I thought he was a genius. I mean, it’s sort of a life changing revelation. I’ve been eating bananas since I was a kid, quite often actually, and just now learned this. I feel like this is the type of thing you learn along with tying your shoes, folding clothes, opening a door–it’s like an essential piece of information as a human being. Apparently this is the way gorillas and monkeys peel bananas. I love that I open it the same way they do now. I think it’s pretty cute. I feel like it makes us friends now or something. I feel like if I bumped into them in the jungle and we both picked up a banana, they’d respect me, you know, ’cause I know how to do it the right way. They’d give me that nod of approval they’re always doing.
Anyway, in an attempt to exploit my new banana peeling skills, I decided I was going to make lots of stuff with bananas. I made a few banana milkshakes, and those were cool, but not really anything too exciting. And sure, banana bread is cool too, but I mean, the internet is filled with recipes of banana bread. Then I remembered these awesome little cupcakes I made awhile back for a brunch I went to. They’re disguised as cupcakes but really banana bread, and what makes them even more awesome is that they have icing on them.