What to do when a coworker hands you a bag of pecans from his family’s trees?
Bust out the hammer, check out what you have on hand and and yelp with glee when you find another key ingredient stashed in the back of the freezer:
These little chips are like pancakes melting in your mouth. They were a gift from that great Denver Brunette, Julia. (FYI, don’t Google “Denver Brunette” expecting to find her blog. Ahem.) I knew nuts + pancake maple goodness + a black banana from the freezer that was ready for some action = a nice afternoon of bread baking.
Simple addition, really.
Oh, I gave this loaf away, but it wasn’t easy. In fact, I gave this loaf away missing a significant corner I hope the recipient thought was due to a little something I like to call “pan stickage.” As a result, I can testify this is some damn good bread.
Let’s say you don’t have maple burst chips in your pantry — I’ve adapted the recipe assuming you do have syrup:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 really overripe banana
3 tsp. baking powder
1 c. chopped pecans
2 c. sifted flour
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt