BAKE ME: Mini Banana Walnut Bread

It has been a LONG time since I made some banana bread. Even E has complained!

We buy bananas every single week for our lunches and there are always one or two that we don’t get to in time. I am not one to throw away food if I can help it, so the leftover bananas end up in the fridge, for banana bread, or the freezer for smoothies. Lately, I have been on a smoothie kick so I haven’t had any extra bananas for banana bread. Sad face.

Last night I was in the mood for some, so instead of throwing my ripe bananas in the freezer, I started a batch of banana bread. When E noticed what I was doing, he was so excited! Instead of my classic banana bread with chocolate chips, I decided to add some walnuts. And instead of baking the banana bread in one big loaf, I decided to use cute mini disposable loaf pans. Over the holidays, I found these cute red ones at the Christmas Tree Shop, that I thought would be fun to gift to friends and coworkers. I didn’t end up using them over the holidays, so I used them now!

After saving a small slice for E, I packed up the loaves and brought them into work this morning. My coworkers were very pleased! Everyone needs a Tuesday pick me up!

Ingredients:

Bananas, 2-4 ripe, mashed (I used 4 this time)

Margarine, 1 stick, unsalted, melted

White Flour, 1-1/2 cups

Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon

Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon

Baking Soda, 1/4 teaspoon

Eggs, 2

Dark Brown Sugar, 1/2 cup

White Sugar, 1/2 cup

Vanilla Extract, 1 heaping teaspoon

Walnuts, 1/2 cup, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Take out your mini disposable loaf “pans” and place them on a large sheet pan.  There is no need to spray them with Pam or grease them with butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  4. In a large bowl mash the bananas.
  5. Add the margarine, sugars, eggs and vanilla to the large bowl and mix together until just combined.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the large bowl and mix until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  7. At this time, fold in your chopped walnuts.
  8. Pour the batter into the mini loaf “pans.”
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack. Once cooled completely, store the loaves in a large sealed plastic bag (or two).
  11. Take a slice to work in the morning for breakfast or take the loaves in and share them with your coworkers! This recipe made four mini loaves and all four made their way into the office!

21 Comments

  1. February 21, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I love banana bread so this is perfect for me to try. Thanks Iw ont take to work since i work in a nut free facility but maybe I can skip the nuts.

    • February 21, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      You can TOTALLY eliminate the nuts and use chocolate chips instead. Or can you can just make it plain! It is delicious either way!

  2. February 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I’ve had banana bread, but not banana walnut bread before. I love that these are in the mini containers so that if I were to eat the whole thing I wouldn’t feel too bad, lol.

    • February 21, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      I may or may not have just eaten half of one. No shame around here! xo

    • February 21, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you! xo

    • February 21, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you! Everyone at work is loving them too! xo

  3. February 21, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Yummy, now I am craving some banana bread. I pinned it, so I can try to make it later. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. xo, Emily (SCsister)

    http://bailylamb.com

  4. February 21, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Banana bread has always been once of my favs and this looks absolutely delicious!! I will have to try out your recipe nexgt time we have extra bananas!!

    xoxo, Kristen

  5. February 22, 2017 / 1:22 am

    Yuuum! I need to try this! Perfect timing with the very ripe bananas I have in my fruit bowl right now…

  6. February 22, 2017 / 4:09 am

    These are so cute and they look delicious! We love banana bread.

  7. February 22, 2017 / 4:32 am

    I love banana bread and to add walnuts – YUM! I wish that I had some right now! Fantastic recipe!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  8. February 22, 2017 / 7:40 am

    Yum! There is something so comforting and satisfying about banana bread, and this one looks delicious! I like the fact that they are made in mini baking pans, because I can make a batch and store them in the freezer so I won’t be tempted to eat too much in one sitting!

  9. Christianne
    February 22, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I love banana walnut bread and this looks good. I need to try this recipe.
    Xo, CHRISTIANNE
    http://simplychristianne.com

  10. February 22, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    This is so adorable! I love that it is mini 🙂 It looks delish too – pinning for later!

  11. February 22, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Yum! I haven’t made banana bread in a long while either! Love this mini version!

  12. February 23, 2017 / 1:20 am

    OH MY! This looks so delicious!! I love a good banana bread!! A mini version is right up my alley considering I’m a mess when it comes to baking!