Warm Winter Banana Bread

“You gonna make banana bread out of these or something?” -my hint from my husband that the bananas I bought were looking less than desirable in the fridge.  These weren’t on my holiday baking list, but they’ll be a new addition in the future, it’s nice to have something to mix in that isn’t over the top sweet.  The star shapes and the sprinkled sugar on top make me think of snow and snowflakes.  How cute would these be at a Christmas brunch?!   Warm Winter Banana Bread

Believe it or not, my boys ate these just as quick, if not quicker, than any dessert I have ever made.  They would eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the snacks in between if I let them. I’ve got another banana muffin recipe here that incorporates peanut butter, but I think I like this one even better which is surprise because I love me some peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • 5 Bananas (very ripe)
  • 10 TBSP Butter (softened)
  • 2 Cups and 1 TBSP Sugar
  • 1.5 TSP Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 TSP Corn Starch
  • 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 TBSP Brown Sugar

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 340 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas to a puree consistency and set aside.
  3. Mix together sugar, brown sugar, and butter.
  4. Crack eggs and mix in, followed by vanilla.
  5. Pour banana puree in and mix.
  6. Add corn starch, baking powder, salt, and flour.
  7. Pour into your loaf pan or muffin pan.  I used this  loaf pan  and star silicone baking molds similar to  these . I used parchment paper in my loaf pan so they’d come out in good shape.
  8. Bake in oven for 30 minutes (longer if you prefer slightly browned).
  9. Sprinkle some sugar on top and serve warm with butter.

Unfortunately I love carbs, but one good thing is I typically can eat bread without any butter and not have an issue with it.  This bread…however, tastes so good with a little butter glazed over it so treat yourself to it!  It gives it just a slight salty taste that balances well with the sweetness of the bread.  Those little snowflake shapes on the mini loafs are just mini cookie cutter imprints that I stamped on shortly after taking the bread out of the oven.  I kept the cookie cutter on the mini loaf, sprinkled the sugar into it, and then removed.  I hope you enjoy!

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