Banana Bread and Spirits? Where to Go

 Mayflower Hotel
While some hotel restaurants have signature cocktails, The Mayflower Hotel, in D.C., has been baking amazing banana bread for years using a tried and true recipe since 1963. More than 20,000 bananas are used to bake over 10,000 banana bread loaves each year.
With National Banana Bread Day approaching on February 23, and cooking classes continuing to be a 2016 trend, the hotel is unveiling its first-ever culinary class for both hotel guests and local D.C. residents, starting with a banana bread making/spirits pairing class. How fun does this sound?
banana bread mayflower
Offered quarterly, participants will learn the treasured recipe and enjoy pairings from a local spirits partner that will change seasonally. Whether it be a girls day out, a couple’s date or even a birthday activity with friends, this class is perfect for sharpening your baking skills in this super fun experience.
Mayflower hotel DC
Details about the first quarterly class:

Date: Saturday, March 19 2-4:00pm
Location: Edgar (The Mayflower Hotel; 1127 Connecticut Ave NW (between L and Desales St.)
Cost per participant: $35
Tasting vendor: Dolce Wine

Reserve your space by emailing edgar@themayflowerhotel.com or calling 202-347-2233 (please include the number of total guests in your party. Payment will be collected day of class). 

Participants will also take home a Mayflower-branded apron (so cute!)

mayflower banana bread recipe

Banana-Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins (made with Greek yogurt)

I am so excited to share this recipe for Banana-Dark Chocolate Muffins. It’s a twist of my very popular banana bread recipe. What’s great about it besides the taste is that all of the ingredients can be combined in one bowl, and no mixer is needed. I use nonfat Greek yogurt which adds moisture and increases the protein. These muffins are amazing, and my kids went wild over them. I almost wasn’t able to take a picture of them before they ate them all. Enjoy these muffins for a wonderful breakfast treat, afternoon snack, lunch, or dinnertime dessert.