Spring Funfetti Banana Bread Cake

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My Spring Funfetti Banana Bread Cake is the perfect addition for any Easter brunch table! Actually, this banana bread cake makes a great addition to any Spring Brunch!

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Okay you guys, when I put together this recipe I had Easter and Spring on the brain! I think you can tell by the colors. :)

So,  I was thinking of something that would be fun, delicious and a little different for Easter Brunch, or any Spring Brunch where you have people of all ages gathering. Kind of a tall order, huh?

I think we have a winner here! This banana bread cake is so moist and so tasty, and it is really kind of fun eating a wedge of it with a fork instead of the usual slice. Not that I ever complain about a good banana bread!

Today I share with you my Spring Funfetti Banana Bread Cake…enjoy!

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It’s so nice to see some Srping colors again! Of course many of you see signs of Spring long before I do here in Minnesota, please enjoy it for me!

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Healthier Banana Bread Oatmeal Muffins

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My Healthier Banana Bread Oatmeal Muffins make a great breakfast or perfect snack any time of the day.

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Banana bread is always a favorite around here! I know many of you love it too! So, being that it’s January is National Oatmeal Month it just made sense to try and add some heart healthy oatmeal to my banana bread. Whole grains are always a good thing. If you’re not a fan of oatmeal in your food, please keep reading I explain in a bit how to make these muffins with or without oatmeal.

I have to be honest, I knew I wanted to use oatmeal because oats are all natural, heart healthy and pretty darn yummy, but I also wanted to make something any kid would be happy to pick up and eat in the morning with a glass of cold milk or orange juice!

The goal was to make a healthier banana bread muffin that was appealing enough that any kid would want to enjoy one. Goal accomplished, my kids loved these, I hope yours do too!

Never underestimate the power of a few sprinkles!

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Only 2 tablespoons of sprinkles were used to make 24 muffins. My Healthier Banana Bread Oatmeal Muffins have just enough sprinkles to draw some interest!

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Vanilla Almond Eggnog Banana Bread (Circles)

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My Glazed Eggnog Banana Bread (Circles) make the perfect easy breakfast item for this Holiday season! This banana bread is sure to be a hit with family and friends!

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One of my favorite flavor combos of the season has got to be these Vanilla Almond Eggnog Banana Bread Circles!

The other day when I was in the grocery store they were giving out samples of Vanilla Almond Eggnog. Being that the boys were with me we just had to try the Vanilla Almond Eggnog! They loved it! So of course I had to try it.

It was hands down the best eggnog I have ever tasted! If you enjoy the flavors of vanilla and almond, especially together, you will love this stuff! The boys were just happy to see it go in the cart. After all, it was on sale AND I had a coupon. :)

Thinking about Christmas and the Holiday break coming up soon I was trying to come up with something simple for breakfast. So I came up with this wonderful banana bread creation that is super easy to make, I promise!

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These banana bread circles have a beautiful golden brown color even before you glaze them because of the wonderful eggnog used in the batter.

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Just a quick pic of the eggnog for you guys. No, I’m not paid to endorse this product. I just wanted to include a picture in case you go looking for this eggnog at your local grocery store.

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Winter was on my mind so I used just a few snowflake sprinkles. In this case less in more!

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My Vanilla Almond Eggnog Banana Bread gets even better when it sits in the fridge overnight! I love that about banana bread!

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Glazed Eggnog Banana Bread Circles

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Banana Bread:

1 package yellow cake mix, regular size

1 egg

1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Eggnog, (I used J. R. Watkins which is a Kemp’s product)

3 mashed ripe bananas

Glaze:

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

2-3 tablespoons eggnog, may vary slightly

Snowflakes sprinkles, or other sprinkle, if desired

Directions: 

1. Spray desired pans with cooking spray. You could used mini rings pans, muffin pans, or even regular loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, egg and eggnog. Add mashed bananas; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

2. Pour into sprayed pans, filing about 3/4 full. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks.

3. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and eggnog with a whisk until desired consistency is reached.

4. When banana bread is completely cool, drizzle with eggnog glaze and decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Allow glaze to harden before serving. Or place rings, bread or any other shape in an air-tight container and store in fridge overnight, then serve.

*Note: To make as a regular loaf – pour into one 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan, or two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans(s) to wire racks to cool completely.

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Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread Bites

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These Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread Bites are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a great snack! Such a fun little twist on classic banana bread.

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Most of the people I know either LIKE, or LOVE banana bread!

Why do I love banana bread so much? Really I’m not sure, but it’s probably because it can be as fancy and different, or as comforting and basic as you want it to be.

So, when I was at Target last, I saw something new in the baking aisle – DelightFulls by Nestle Toll House. Hmm!

From what I can tell there seems to be four different varieties. For my banana bread bites I chose the Milk Chocolate Morsels with Cherry Filling. Normally anything with a cherry filling is a little iffy in my book. Just being honest. :)

But I must say I was pleasantly surprised, these morsels have a wonderful flavor!

Break out the morsels and make these for yourself my friends!

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A nice plate full of Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread Bites ready to go. Now all you need is a tall glass of milk, or a cup of your favorite coffee or tea! Delish!

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Here they are cooling? My son called them little devils because of the larger pokey chips? So silly, but so sweet. :)

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A light dusting of powdered sugar is the perfect way to top off these little bites of yum!

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Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread Bites

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1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (approximately 3 medium)

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

9 oz. bag Nestle Toll House DelightFulls – Milk Chocolate Morsels with Cherry Filling

Powdered sugar, for dusting if desired

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the cups of two 24 mini muffin cup tins with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

3. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and DelightFulls just until moistened. Spoon batter evenly among mini muffin cups.

4. Bake approximately 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling racks 2-3 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks; cool 5 minutes before serving.

* Adapted from Gold Medal Flour Banana Bread

 

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Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

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Incredibly-moist banana bread topped and a wonderful cinnamon streusel topping! Does it get any better than that? 

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If you like cinnamon streusel, and you like banana bread, you will LOVE this bread! It is SO good!!

It’s no secret we’re big fans of banana bread around here. So I make banana bread pretty frequently. But when I made this Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread the other day the guys went crazy!

I think this one might even fall into the comfort food category, and that’s always a god thing! This is just one of those recipes that you can make over and over again and enjoy every single time.

Hope you really like it!

CSBB_2102Yes, the golden brown cinnamon streusel topping is just so yummy! I hope you guys can tell from the picture.

There will be a light crunchy streusel coating that you cut through on your way to the super-moist banana bread. Together they are wonderful!

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This time I made my Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread in 5 x 3 inch mini loaf pans, although I have made this recipe in all sizes and it turns out great every single time.

Feel free to make whatever size you like best. :)

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Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

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Ingredients:

Cinnamon Streusel:

1/3 cup baking all-purpose flour

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons cold butter

Banana Bread:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (I rarely measure the bananas. Just use 3 to 4 good size bananas.)

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottoms of 4 mini loaf pans, or 2 loaf pans, 8 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches.

2. In a small bowl, stir streusel ingredients until crumbly; set aside.

3. In a large bowl mix sugar and butter. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until just moistened. Pour into pans. Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the batter. Gently press mixture into batter just a bit so it will stick well and bake into loaves.

4. Bake Mini Loaves about 40 minutes, 8-inch loaves about 1 hour, 9-inch loaf about 1 1/4 hours, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Gently loosen sides of loaves from pans, remove from pans and place top side up on a wire rack. Cool completely about 2 hours, before slicing. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 7 days.

Makes 20-24 Servings

 

 

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Blueberry Banana Bread

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Buttermilk banana bread done right with ripe bananas, fresh blueberries, and a light sugar coated top make this banana bread absolutely wonderful. 

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Today we are talking Banana Bread. I think I have probably mentioned a few million times banana bread is one of those things I never really get tired of.

I make banana bread often and I make many, many varieties of banana bread because it’s always fun to change it up just bit depending upon the day!

The possibilities for banana bread are pretty much endless. This combination is one that I’ve been wanting to do forever and just haven’t, until recently. No reason really, just didn’t get around to it.

So a few weeks ago I made my first Blueberry Banana Bread. It was SO good! Usually my kids don’t like pieces of fruit in food, yes it’s true, but they loved the Blueberry Banana Bread!

I have to say my Blueberry Banana Bread is one of my favorite banana bread variations for Summer. Give it a try soon, very soon!!

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For this recipe, I started off with this Gold Medal Flour Recipe. However, I always make my own adaptations depending upon my mood of course. You have to make it your own, right?

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It always nice to have a good basic recipe to work with for anything you make! From there you can make any changes you want to. Trust me when I say, a good recipe is worth it’s weight in gold!

Feel free to adapt, modify, change or do whatever you want to at home. Some lemon in this Blueberry Banana Bread would also be very good. :)

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I used frozen blueberries because that’s what I had on hand. I’m sure you guys have heard this before but you want to either use frozen blueberries, or fresh blueberries. Do not let you frozen blueberries thaw!

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Blueberry Banana Bread  

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1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs, large

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 medium)

1/2 cup  buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/1 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt

1 cup frozen blueberries, or fresh blueberries, if using frozen blueberries keep frozen until time to add blueberries

White Sprinkling Sugar for top, or regular sugar can be used instead

Directions:

1. Make sure that oven racks are positioned so that bread will bake in center of oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottoms of four mini loaf pans.

2. Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until just moistened. Gently fold in blueberries.

3. Divide the batter evenly among 4 mini loaf pans. Sprinkle the top of each mini loaf with white sparkling sugar, if desired.

4. Bake 4 mini loaves about 40 minutes. Cool completely, at least 1 hour, before slicing. Place in an airtight container, or wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

* Bread can also be made as 2 – 8-inch loaves, bake for about 1 hour, or 1 – 9-inch loaf, bake for about 1 1/4 hours. Bake all loaves until toothpick inserted comes out clean. For  all loaves, cool 10 minutes, remove loaves from pans and finish cooling on wire rack. Cool completely.

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Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls

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Wonderful homemade banana bread gets the royal treatment for my extra special Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls!

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For those of you new to my blog, thanks for checking it out! To those of you that have been with me for a while now, thank you for sticking with me! I appreciate all of you taking time out of your day to check out Megamommy!! :)

Today we’re talking banana bread, well banana bread kicked up a notch. First let me say, there’s nothing wrong with regular banana bread. We love banana bread here and we eat a lot of it! But sometimes, you just got to kick it up a notch or two.

That’s what I’ve done here with my Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls!

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