Hello there!

I am certain you are in good health despite the gloomy weather that’s been battling the streets of Nairobi recently. First of all, I’d love to wish you all a happy mother’s day to all the moms & mom’s to be. It’s such a privilege to have that kind of love.

Now this is why you should think of having freshly baked whole banana bread delivered to your doorstep as a late mother’s day gift to your special mother, wife, girlfriend or friend .

I’m not much of a baker, but I do love the combination of hot tea and pastries, particularly cakes and bread. Rumour has it that the most searched for recipe happens to be the famous banana bread. So In my search, I came across Brown Cakes on Instagram decided to give it a try.

I was super engrossed on how the name banana bread came to be because it did seem like more of a cake. I’m I the only one who has these questions? So here’s the story behind it.

The Great Depression had such a huge effect on the economy making every scrap of food deemed precious. It got to a point where households were unwilling to throw away anything, even a rotten banana. ( Well, that happens to be every African mom in my opinion)

Then, baking powder manufacturers started producing their products in large masses making chemical leaveners available nationwide for the first time.

This is where the thought to use overripe bananas accompanied with availability of baking powder birthed the idea of cookbook writers to come up with recipes for banana otherwise known as ” quick bread” as opposed to yeast bread. This led to households using mashed bananas as the main ingredient, rather than banana slices as a garnish.

All this, thanks to the Great Depression.

Personally I loved the fact that the cakes are made from whole grain, a healthier opt because of fibre , blood sugar and vitamin content that help with adding nutritional value to your temple. After all, you are what you eat right?

I finished this block in one sitting with the help of my sister and I did enjoy something different to my taste buds. I would definitely love another go , this time trying the assorted types, those look pretty great too.

In-case you’re sensitive to what you take in, there’s an option for Eggless, Dairy Free and Glutten free cakes. You can order yourself / your loved one directly through their


Thank you so much for tuning in, do stay tuned for more posts & most importantly, stay safe!


Sincerely, Didi

Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks through him to God the Father.

Colossians 3:17


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