I Am Baker

Banana Cake

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Or, if you want to get technical, banana bread. But every time I make banana bread I think, "Isn't this basically the ingredients for cake?"

Is it just me?

Anywho… I had some pretty unrecognizable old brown banana's laying around so I figured I better make some bread now that hubby got the stove all fixed. *my hero*

My MIL picked up these cute mini loaf pans for me. I heart them.

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I made three different kinds.

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And used a fantastic base recipe. (below)

I separated it into three batches… kept one plain, added white chocolate chips to another, then heath chips to the last.

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Here is the best base banana bread recipe I have ever tried. (say that three times fast)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 cups mashed overripe bananas

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Optional:

1/2 cup white chocolate chips (for mini loafs)

1/4 to 1/2 cup heath chips (for mini loafs)

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate
bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs,mashed
bananas, and vanilla until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture;
stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake at 350
in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes for mini loafs (60-65 for regular size pan), until a toothpick inserted into
center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10
minutes, then place on a wire rack.

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We could not get enough of the white chocolate chip version. For some reason (long baking time?) the chips melted almost completely and dispersed themselves evenly throughout the loaf… so there was the subtle smooth banana flavor then a little hit of sweet light chocolate.

Amazing.

Seriously amazing. I cannot recommend it enough.

Make it for mom. Ya know. For Mothers Day. :)

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Comments

  1. says

    i’ve never had a batch of banana bread that i didn’t like, and these would certainly be no exception. i like the variety. :)

  2. says

    Mmmmmmm…… I want banana bread now!! These look great!! I made my son a banana & chocolate chip cake for his 2nd Birthday. I never thought about adventuring out and using white or heath. Thanks for the great idea!! :)

  3. says

    nicely done!!! I love all the additions you made…but I think the one with white chocolate would be my favorite :)

  4. via says

    I don’t know if that makes a contribution to its flavor but it was a wonderful bread for thick slices if you can wait a couple of days after starting the dough.

  5. Thuy says

    Hi! Your banana bread looks amazing! I’m contemplating making these in the individual brownie pan. How long do you think this bread would keep for (shelf life)?

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