It seemed that fate had a plan for me on these bitterly cold, snowy days this week. I got stuck with a bowl full of mushy bananas. So when a recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread popped into my Google Reader, I knew it had to be made. I was missing a couple of the ingredients. But when the windchill around here is in the single digits, you better believe that I am not heading outside. So I got creative.
No buttermilk? No problem. A Tablespoon of white vinegar + milk until you hit the cup line.
No brown sugar? One Tablespoon molasses + 1 cup sugar. Super fluffy, fresh brown sugar. Done.
I made 4 mini loaves 36 hours ago and let's just say 2 of them are gone. No way of telling that creative substitution was involved!
Also being stuck in the house for days on end with no one to talk to besides your infant, can cause you to get creative for entertainment. We tried the Michelle Obama chunky bang on for size.
Not for us.