When we kicked off our current recipe contest—bananas and plantains—we braced ourselves for a wave of quick breads and layer cakes. And by braced ourselves, we mean, opened our arms and put on our stretchiest pants, grabbed our loaf pans and cake stands, and said, “We’re ready, world! Bring it!”
And you did. We received oodles of submissions—even more than our prior contest, Your Best Hands-Off Recipe—and roughly one third were bready or cakey.
Some other fun facts: We had more banana than plantain recipes. Of those bananas, most were sweet, not savory. On the flip side, most of the plantain recipes were savory. All of which will become very surprising when we announce—drumroll, please!—our top five recipes, in no particular order:
And another thank you! Thank you, so much, to everyone who submitted. Getting to these five was not an easy decision—actually, it was really hard—because it was a total joy to sort (and cook and bake!) through these entries. We value every one and hope you all enjoyed eyeing up (and cooking and baking) the competition.
Next week, we’ll test all of these recipes (again!) in our office, to help us narrow down to our two finalists. We hope that you’ll test these, too, and share feedback in these recipes’ respective comment sections. We take everything into account. For now, share your congrats below!
Which recipe do you want to make first? Let us know in the comments!