Today I’m sharing my recipe for Blue Heaven’s Banana Bread with a twist. I’ve remodeled it to be gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Before I share the recipe, I wanted to share a bit about Blue Heaven.
Key West is one of our favorite spots for checking out, disconnecting, decompressing, letting go of stress for a few days. No trip to Key West is complete without multiple visits to Blue Heaven. Sometimes on the same day…
I’ve never eaten a meal outside of breakfast at Blue Heaven, But oh goodness, breakfast is lovely. It would be difficult to not enjoy breakfast while sitting outside beneath a canopy of trees. Entertainment is courtesy of the chickens that roam freely through the restaurant, roosters crowing loudly from atop the roof of the stage where musicians frequently perform. I always order an omelette with three add ons, most often spinach, onion and avocado. (The chef says omelettes get too stuffed with more than three add ons.) My favorite fella snags the side of gluten-full banana bread that comes with my omelette. And then sometimes he gets more banana bread to go. Off we ride on our bicycles, well-fueled for a day of island adventures.
Recently I purchased a special edition of Southern Living Magazine, their Best Drives and Dives issue. Inside was a recipe for Blue Heaven’s banana bread. Armed with the original recipe, which Blue Heaven refers to as Betty’s Banana Bread, I set to work remodeling it to work for me. And perhaps for you.
Soon I’ll tell you more about Blue Heaven, but here’s one last little tidbit for you: on their dessert menu is Banana Heaven, their version of Bananas Foster served over a slice of their banana bread. I found the recipe on Epicurious, just need to substitute my version of their banana bread. You better believe that is going to happen in my kitchen soon. Wanna come over?
Stay tuned, tomorrow I’ll share my recipe to make Banana Bread French Toast!
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