“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley
If you follow blogs or are an avid Pinterester you are highly aware of the plethora of perfect cakes, cookies, and snacks out there. Talented bloggers (with the help of food styling and Photoshop) are able to present masterful dishes that exemplify perfection. When you try to makes these recipes though they don’t always look quite like that captivating picture…
What went wrong?
Failure is a part of life. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the soufflé falls.
Things here at Simple and Sweets don’t always go as planned either [duh]. Case in point – my failed attempt at a basic snickerdoodle cookie.
Are you done laughing?
Despite their looks, these cookies actually tasted pretty good. And instead of throwing them out, I decided to use them in a different way. I turned my cookie mishap into a uniquely wonderful Snickerdoodle Crumb Banana Bread.
To make this bread, I used my standard banana bread recipe. Then I put my failed cookies into a food processor and pulsed until I had large crumbs. I added a bit of water and flour to get the perfect crumb consistency. Finally, I just piled the crumbs on top of the banana bread batter and baked as normal.
When it was done baking, I let it cool to room temperature and added powdered sugar.
You don’t have to mess-up a batch of cookies to make this bread. Use old cookies you already have, store bought, or make your own (see recipe below).
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ cups brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- In a food processor combine all ingredients and pulse several times until everything comes together.
- Sprinkle on top of banana bread batter before baking.