In the life of a banana, the time between "perfectly ripe" and "overripe" can be but a fleeting moment. That's why God invented banana bread. But that's just the beginning! Transform your past-prime fruit into first-rate muffins, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, waffles, and more.
Chocolate chunks add a touch of luxury to the workaday loaf. We like the variety of sizes we get from chopping: Tiny bits of chocolate flavor the bread beautifully, while larger ones provide big hits of deliciousness.
This Southern layer cake features a crowd-pleasing combination of banana, pineapple, and coconut. The name's origin remains something of a mystery: Some say the appellation was given because the cake is as sweet as nectar; others, that the confection makes you hum with happiness.