The other day when David and I were driving through Glacier National Park everything fell into place perfectly for the ideal “this feels like a scene from a movie” drive through the mountains. The air was crisp, the sky was beautiful, and the traffic was light.
But as most of you know, my experience of things is usually influenced most by whatever it is I am tasting in that moment.
We lucked out with the most ideal combination that I can’t resist telling you about: a big hunk of homemade chocolate chip banana bread and a thermos of hot black coffee.
(photo credit: 101 Cookbooks)
It seems so obvious, but it’s amazing how the simple things can often be overlooked. It just felt so woodsy and complimented the fresh air and faint smells of cedar and pine perfectly. Plus it’s easy to pack and eat in the car.
This is my all-time favorite banana bread recipe from 101 Cookbooks.
Quick tip: turn the oven off about 45 minutes into baking and let the loaf cool in the oven. I find this helps it bake through without drying it out or over baking it. This also helps keep it from deflating, avoiding the dreaded top-caving-in situation. Definitely keep an eye on it once you turn the oven off, if it looks like it is getting too brown pull it out ASAP.
What are your favorite road trip snacks? Doesn’t this combo just make you want to hit the road?