Ducks 'n a Row: Banana Bread Mini-Loaves

10 April 2015

Banana Bread Mini-Loaves

I am very excited that my first post as a contributing author on the popular food blog It's A Keeper has been published! As you know, Ducks 'n a Row covers many topics -organizing, time management, kids crafts and activities- and many great recipes! My first recipe post on the food blog is Banana Chocolate Chip Bread, a big family favorite. It tastes great but my personal fave is "just plain" banana bread - with or without nuts.

Last week I was baking a big loaf of the chocolate chip kind and swiped a little bit of the batter (before the chips went in) to make a classic banana bread mini-loaf for myself. The recipe I used this time was nearly the same, except  I used both white and brown sugar. The mini loaf was baked about 10 minutes less than the bigger version. 

Tip: always test doneness with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.

Classic Banana Bread Recipe "Mini-Loaf Style"

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp. cinnamon

½ cup white sugar 
½ brown sugar
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1 T. milk
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas
½ tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 325°
Grease 4 mini loaf pans with shortening.
Get out three mixing bowls.
Bowl #1 Combine flour baking soda baking powder salt and cinnamon in one bowl
Bowl #2 Beat butter, white sugar  and brown sugar in the second bowl. Add eggs one a time to the butter and sugar mixture. Beat till light and fluffy.

Bowl #3 Mash bananas. Mix with vanilla, milk in the third bowl, beating with a fork till fluffy.
Stir banana mixture into butter/sugar mixture and blend well.
Add flour mixture to banana mixture gradually and blend.
Pour into greased mini loaf pans.
Bake on 325° for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers come out clean.
Cool 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

So, what kinds of sweet bread do you like?

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