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Mini-Banana Bread Loaves for National Banana Bread Day!

By Kelsey Banfield |

Banana Bread LoavesI am all about food holidays and National Banana Bread Day is one of my favorites. In fact, it is probably right up there with National Cream Cheese Brownie Day which we celebrated earlier this month! National Banana Bread day is celebrated in my house every week, year round. My daughter loves banana bread for her snack (full disclosure, I do, too) and I often bake it up for her to take to school for her snack time. My favorite thing to do is bake it in mini-loaf pans. This way I can freeze two loaves while we work our way through the first one. They also look so cute in the mini-loaf pans. Here is my favorite banana bread recipe. It also works in a full size loaf pan if you’d prefer, either way it is delicious!

Banana Bread Loaves

makes 3 mini loaves

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon good vanilla extract

3 ripe bananas, mashed

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ cup mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a standard 9×5 loaf pan*.
2. Mix together butter and sugar until fully combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix well. Add mashed bananas, mix again until completely combined.
3. In a separate bowl mix flour, soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and chocolate chips. Stir this mixture a few times and make sure the chips are fully coated with flour.
4. Working slowly, stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Keep stirring until all flour is fully incorporated. The batter may still be a little lumpy from the bananas, this is normal.
5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until top is golden and a cake tester comes out clean.
6. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, carefully remove it from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack before serving.

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Mini-Banana Bread Loaves for National Banana Bread Day!

  1. laura says:

    i love your little pans! super cute. i have a similar recipe but it’s vegan and gluten free (http://cookmarked.com/recipe.aspx?eID=pQU78HjNB).

  2. moi says:

    Could you offer a HEALTHY version of banana bread? I try to add wheat germ and pastry whole wheat flour and use honey rather than refined white sugar.

  3. esther says:

    Moi, I am a holistic nurse with emphasis on organic nutrition. Just substitute everything for organic, non hydrogenated etc and it will be delicious (more!) and healthy!

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