Tips To Make Your Banana Bread Tastier Within Minutes

Tips To Make Your Banana Bread Tastier Within Minutes

Banana bread is something most people enjoy eating. It can be baked using so many different recipes (i.e. adding chocolate, caramel, fruits, etc.).

Not everyone knows how to make delicious tasting bread. It takes experience and skill to make it taste just right. Here’s what I’ve learned: The secret to making great tasting bread is having a classic recipe where you can add a few additional ingredients in to give it a twist.

Today, we’ll be exploring some additional items you can add to make your bread tastier. Let get started.


Add Nutella

I’m sure you’ve eaten Nutella before and the taste is awesome…right? The next time you are baking banana bread, spread some Nutella on the entire loaf before serving. Make sure the bread has just come out of the oven when adding Nutella so the chocolate melts perfectly.

Here’s something else you can try: Add Nutella; then put the loaf in the oven for 10 minutes; this will allow for the flavors to mix even more.

Mix In Chocolate Chips

Everyone loves chocolate chips because most of us have been brought up eating them throughout our lives. When creating your next batch try adding mini chocolate chips with the ingredients before placing it in the oven. It’s different than the typical recipe; because you’re adding chocolate chips, it should be devoured in minutes. Remember, most people loves chocolate chips so your scoring brownie points by adding them into your banana bread recipe.


Add Other Fruits

This takes no more than a few additional minutes because all your doing is adding other fruits like pineapple and/or strawberries into the recipe. Cut these fruits while putting the regular ingredients into a bowl for preparation. After, simply mix them all together and bake until the bread is done. For the perfect taste, make sure you use fresh fruit, not artificial flavors.

Whip Cream

You don’t have to add whip cream when baking banana bread, but it’s a great addition to have on the side.

Take it even one step further and provide more add-ons like strawberries, chocolate, caramel, etc. These are all great flavors with banana bread, and you’re providing people with several options.


There is absolutely little preparation time for this because add-ons can be purchased at the grocery store while you’re shopping for other ingredients.

However, if you’re experienced then you can create fresh add-ons from scratch by melting chocolate and/or caramel.

Use Coconut Oil

Most banana bread recipes prefer you use oil instead of butter to grease your pan even though oil has more fat per ounce. The problem with oil is it can make the banana bread heavier and wet. This ruins the presentation of the bread when on the table, pushing people away from trying it. We recommend you use coconut oil when preparing banana bread because of its characteristics. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and is slow melting providing the richness often seen with butter. It keeps the weight steady and removes the wet, soggy look from the banana bread.


Coconut oil also has a great, tropical smell, adding to the presentation, and increasing people’s appetites. The cool thing about making this change is it takes seconds because you are simply switching the oil you use…that’s all.

Final Thoughts

Banana bread has long been a custom in many homes. Searching online has been a huge help because everything is now in digital formats, which you can downloaded within seconds. If you google “banana bread recipes” you’ll find over 100 results on the first page. If you’re looking for the perfect banana bread recipe, start by searching online.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.


3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.


6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.


9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.


Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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