Your Banana Bread Horoscope

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Madame Zucchini here for more gastrological wisdom. As foretold (by the calendar), February 23 is Banana Bread Day – but which banana bread recipe is the most auspicious for you?

Aquarius: Classic Banana Bread

You’re an old soul, and you believe that the cookbooks of the 1930s (around when baking soda became popular) that first started praising the simple cake made from the pulp of overripe bananas had it right. The universe will reward your traditionalism with a hardy, softly sweet loaf that is as easy to make as it is to enjoy.

Lucky ingredients: oats, walnuts

Pisces: Birthday Cake Banana Bread

Happy birthday, Pisces! And is there any better way to celebrate your special day than with this birthday cake banana bread? The light vanilla flavour, white chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles are sure to make you wish for more banana bread when you blow out the candles.

Lucky ingredients: marshmallows, vanilla ice cream

Aries: Coffee Glazed Banana Bread

You’re a creature of the night, but long days and early mornings are in your future, so put a little pep in your step with this banana bread iced with a glaze made from strong-brewed coffee.

Lucky ingredients: macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, nutmeg

Taurus: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I’m sorry, I know this chocolate chip banana bread recipes usually comes up for Taurus in banana bread horoscopes, but that’s merely because the semi-sweet chocolate in your soul has a strong affinity for the earthier banana flavour. So trust Madame Zucchini and let the (chocolate) chips fall where they may.

Lucky ingredients: oats, raisins, cinnamon

Gemini: Cream Cheese Stuffed Banana Bread

You have been preparing all month for an upcoming Banana Bread Day party, Gemini, and you would be crushed if it didn’t go well. Yes, you are soft and sweet on the outside, but even softer and sweeter on the inside, so be sure to bring this wonderful cream cheese-stuffed banana bread to the occasion.

Lucky ingredients: blueberries, caramel cubes

Cancer: Banana Apple Bread

On this Banana Bread Day, you will find yourself longing for the Old Country, where you used to roam free among the apple orchards and wild banana patches. Indulge your nostalgia with this cinnamon-y apple banana bread with brown sugar and nutmeg.

Lucky ingredients: caramelized peaches, nutmeg, walnuts

Leo: Oreos ’n Cream Banana Bread

Did you think there was a banana bread version of your favourite ice cream, Leo? Fortunately, Banana Bread Day will be full of pleasant surprises for you!

Lucky ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate chips

Virgo: Banana Yeast Bread (ie fresh-baked bread style)

This Banana Bread Day will come with stress and challenges in your kitchen, and you will need to stay light of heart and stomach. This recipe is prepared and baked more like traditional bread, full of light and fluffy goodness with a wonderful subtle banana flavour.

Lucky ingredients: apple butter (topping)

Libra: Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

You put on a fiery exterior, Libra, but at the end of the day you can’t wait to go back inside your shell. Yet things are looking to heat up for you this Banana Bread Day, so be sure to chill out with some cold, creamy goodness inside a spicy, brown banana bread bun!

Lucky ingredients: chocolate sauce (if born Sunday-Saturday), butterscotch chips (if born on Monday)

Scorpio: Maple Cinnamon Banana Bread

You may be travelling this Banana Bread Day, perhaps to a land of crisp alpine fragrance, so be prepared with this maple cinnamon banana bread drizzled in a spicy-sweet glaze.

Lucky ingredients: pecans, baked apple

Sagittarius: Green Tea Banana Bread

As your name implies, you are a sage in the kitchen, imparting wisdom beyond your years into your sauces and souffles. Unfortunately, difficult choices lie in your future as you will be invited to many different Banana Bread Day parties. This banana bread made with matcha (powdered green tea shown to boost brain power) will help you make the right call.

Lucky ingredients: powdered sugar, sweetened condensed milk (if born on a snowy day)

Capricorn: Green Curry Banana Bread

The head of a goat and the body of a fish, Capricorn represents creation and combination, so embrace your eclectic side with this savoury-sweet green curry banana bread. It may seem like a strange mix of flavours, but when has Madame Zucchini steered you wrong?

Lucky ingredients: cloves, ground peanuts

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