My sister and I are similar in lots of ways – from the way we look and sound to our most subtle preferences and habits. And since I’m the older one, I claim that she’s my mini-me. In fact, I love to irritate her and tell her she’s a copy cat.
But deep down inside, I love it!
I love that we share a passion for exercise. I love that we both enjoy “healthyifying” foods. I love that even though we are "healthfiers,” we can get down with some Taco Bell. I love that cheese is our weakness. I love that our laugh is so similar. I love that we often use the same facial expressions and hand gestures. I love it all!
But most of all, I love our shared obsession of all things chocolate. If there’s anyone who’s love for the good stuff rivals my own, it’s Aekta. Hard to believe, I know!
So when Aek told me she finally tried a Dark Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread recipe she found a while back, I was a little jealous that I wasn’t at home with her to enjoy a piece. What she made sounded delicious. Even my mom was picking away at it…and she’s not a huge fan of chocolate.
While at work yesterday, I got an email from Aek with a link to the recipe. That was all I needed to rush home, quickly change out of my work clothes, and get to work in the kitchen. I too wanted to enjoy a warm piece of banana bread.
You guys, our apartment smelled divine as this bad boy was baking away in the oven. Divine. And the taste and texture of the bread was awesome. It’s dense and hearty, chocolaty, not too sweet, with bits of coconut throughout. I will definitely be making this again.
A few notes…(of course) I tried to make the recipe a little bit of my own. Just a few slight changes. I used whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat white and honey instead of brown sugar. Otherwise, I pretty much followed it to the tee.
Let’s just say that any and all chocolate cravings I’ve been having over the past few days were thoroughly satisfied!
Are you and your siblings similar? What’s your favorite way to cook with coconut?