Here’s a conundrum: I hate bananas…but I love banana bread. Love is actually a strong word because I don’t think love is supposed to come with so many strict requirements. For one– I cannot absolutely cannot have any sort of “amplification” of banana flavor in my banana bread. No banana glaze, no roasted bananas on top, no banana pudding packet mixed in to the bread….nothing of the sort. Two– In no way shape or form should the banana bread I love have CHUNKS of banana inside of it. No thanks, not for me. The banana bread I love is a uniform, homogenous, borderline store-bought banana bread. I remember once at work in college someone had made a loaf of banana bread into the office and I was pretty excited to enjoy a slice with my morning coffee. I sliced into it and took a bite and what was I met with? Oh just a mouthful of the slimy tropical fruit known as the banana. If I want a piece of fruit, I will look for it in the produce section. Not inside my quickbread….