Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves – a slice or two of these delicious, little loaves is great for breakfast, a snack or sweet treat anytime.

Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves

A Family Favorite

Banana bread is always a big hit at our house, with both the grownups and the kids. These Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves are a family favorite and I make them all the time throughout the year.

Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Freeze Your Ripe Bananas for Use in Baking Recipes

These Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves are so easy to make and a great way to use up overripe bananas. I typically buy a bunch of bananas every week, sometimes they all get eaten, sometimes not.

I like to freeze any ripe or overripe bananas that can’t be used right away. To freeze, I just add the bananas, in their peels, to a resealable bag and place it in the freezer. I then pull the frozen bananas out when needed, to make baked goods such as these Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves. To use frozen bananas, just let them defrost on the counter or in the fridge, before peeling and using.

About a month ago, our family moved from Carlisle, MA to Pennsylvania. Before the move, I tried to empty out both the fridge and freezer as much as possible. I came across a bag of frozen, overripe bananas and decided to make these Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves.

I use cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in these Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves. This spice combination adds such a nice flavor which complements the banana nicely and gives the loaves an absolutely amazing aroma.

Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Enjoy for Breakfast, Snack or Sweet Treat

A slice or two of these delicious Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves is wonderful for breakfast. In fact, I enjoyed a couple of slices for my last breakfast in our old house in Carlisle. This fragrant banana bread also makes a great afternoon snack or sweet treat anytime.

Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 38 minutes

Total Time: 58 minutes

Yield: five - six 5 ¾ x 3-inch mini loaves

Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves

Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves – a slice or two of these delicious, little loaves is great for breakfast, a snack or sweet treat anytime.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed banana (from about 6 overripe bananas)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease five or six 5 ¾ x 3-inch mini loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat sugar and vegetable oil to blend.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla mixing after each addition.
  4. Add in the banana and stir to combine.
  5. In another large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  6. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture in 2 or 3 additions until just combined.
  7. Spoon batter evenly into mini loaf pans, filling about 3/4 of the way to the top of each pan.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a loaf comes out clean.
  9. Cool loaf pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pans, place on racks and cool completely.

Notes

You can also use this recipe to make two 9 x5-inch loaves, increase the baking time to about 50 minutes – 1 hour or until a tester inserted into the middle of a loaf comes out clean.

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Spiced Banana Bread Mini Loaves – a slice or two of these delicious, easy to make, little loaves is great for breakfast, a snack or sweet treat anytime.

 

 

16 comments

  1. Debbie-Dabble says:

    These look so good. I have to try them with the nutmeg and cinnamon. May I ask where in Pa. did you move to??? I am from NEPA near Scranton.
    Thanks so much visiting!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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