Banana Bread Mini Loaves

I saw this pan on a fellow blogger's post not too long ago and decided I had to have one too! This is the first recipe I made in it - and I am in love. With the recipe, and with the pan! These little loaves are just the cutest! And what a great size for gifting, and sharing. You get a terrific amount of crisped top to soft interior ratio.

I am so glad I happened to have 3 bananas getting overly ripe on the counter, this recipe was the perfect way to use them up. Just look at all that beautiful banana goodness inside!

I love the idea of mixing and matching toppings to customize too. Sprinkle some chopped walnuts on a couple, mini chocolate chips on another, toffee bits on a couple more. Lots of ways to personalize depending on who likes what in your house - everyone can have it the way they like it!

Banana Bread Mini Loaves adapted from A Night Owl

3 ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
1 beaten egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Optional add-ins: chopped pecans or walnuts, mini chocolate chips, PB chips, toffee chips, etc. (max of about 1/2 cup for the batch)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a mini loaf pan with baking or cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the ripe bananas and melted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and blend until well combined and bananas are broken down.
  3. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, sugar, and cinnamon and blend.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: baking soda, salt, and flour. Blend to combine. 
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and blend on low speed just until combined, scrape down sides and finish mixing by hand with a spatula.
  6. If using a mix-in, add in by hand with the spatula - or sprinkle on top of the batter once in the loaf pans so you can have different toppings / ingredients for each loaf.
  7. Divide batter between mini loaf pan, fill about 1/2 - 3/4 of the way full.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan for about 15 minutes, then turn out to complete cooling on a wire rack.


Popular Posts