Chocolate Banana Malt Bundt Cake

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This Chocolate Banana Malt Bundt Cake is packed full of great flavors. Think of a chocolate banana malt in cake form…your taste buds are in for a treat!

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First off, I would like to apologize for being away for so long! I am truly very sorry! We have a very close family member who has been extremely ill and our attention was needed elsewhere.

That said, I have SO missed the blog and all of you, I can’t even tell you how much!

If your family loves chocolate banana malts and most people do, they’re in for a treat they are going to love! There’s just something about the flavor of a chocolate banana malt that is always so good. So I turned it into a cake.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins

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These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins have all of your favorite flavors in one little mini muffin!

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Fall baking is always wonderful! If you haven’t played with banana and pumpkin together yet, they pair quite wonderfully! Or in other words…YUM!

These mini muffins are a great way for the kids, or anyone to start the day. Simply add a cup of yogurt, and a glass of milk or juice and you’re set.

Because these muffins are made-from-scratch they have a wonderful not too sweet flavor. Not only do they have a wonderful flavor, the bananas and pumpkin are such a great way to start the day.

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Mini Muffins also freeze well. So if you don’t need/want so many mini muffins at once, keep half and freeze half.

Enjoy my friends!

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Muffins

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My Raspberry Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Muffins are going to be a new favorite in your home! Simple delicious flavors with a little surprise waiting for you in the middle. :)

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My Raspberry Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Muffins make a great snack anytime of day!

Some of my favorite recipes start with a cake mix. Of course I can make a cake from scratch, I just usually choose not to. Cakes mixes are just so much fun to play with! So today we start with a cake mix. What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen! :)

Being that I make a lot of different types of banana muffins/bread for different occasions I have a handful of different recipes I use as a starting point. This is hands down the easiest way to make banana bread/muffins I know of.

Just wait until you taste the raspberry cream cheese that is swirled into these muffins! It is SO good! Raspberries are always so wonderful in the Spring. I must say, I ate a lot of raspberries making these muffins!!

So here you have my Raspberry Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Muffins, enjoy!

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That little burst of raspberry cream cheese in the middle is absolutely wonderful! It’s like a delicious little surprise nestled perfectly inside the muffin just waiting for you to enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Banana Bars

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These bars are a combination of two great flavors (chocolate chip & peanut butter) rolled into one great bar and topped off with a much loved chocolate-hazelnut spread!

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How can you beat the combination of chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie dough rolled into one? These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars are the kind of bar you can make ANY day of the week. Don’t you just love that?

I used homemade cookie dough for these bars only because I prefer the taste, however you can use homemade cookie dough or refrigerated cookie dough. The bars will turn out great either way!

It’s always nice to have a few easy to whip together recipes you can count when you are pressed for time. This is one of those recipes.

Have fun and play around with the recipe, lots of possibilities here!

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Ready for a Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter bar? Hope so. :)

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Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Mini Loaves

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These Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Mini Loaves are sweet, moist, delicious and absolutely wonderful for Mother’s Day!

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This sweet, tasty bread is perfect for Mother’s Day! After all, what’s not to love? The combination of pineapple + banana + cream cheese = Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Mini Loaves.

With all of its wonderful sunny flavors this bread is just so perfect for Mother’s Day and of course for Spring in general! You can make this bread for yourself, family, friends, or anyone at all.

Keep in mind, if you make the bread as mini loaves you can keep one for yourself and give the rest as gifts. Just wrap a loaf up in plastic wrap, add a pretty ribbon or bow, and you have a great gift for anyone!

If you’re a fan of banana bread in general and have never had Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Mini Loaves, you’re going to love them!

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A lovely little mini loaf with cream cheese drizzle. It’s just the perfect present for someone you care about? Don’t you agree?

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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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Salted Caramel Banana Cake

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My Salted Caramel Banana Cake makes the perfect simple and delicious treat for any day of the week…oh my goodness the salted caramel sauce! Just you wait and see.

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Warm buttery cake with the wonderful flavors of banana, chocolate and salted caramel perfectly balanced! Sound good?

This cake is perfect for when you want to impress but you don’t want to be fussing over dessert. There are only so many hours in the day! Right? :)

If you have bananas around the house that have browned, this is the cake to make. Enjoy my friends!

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The chocolate morsels may look a bit larger than usual because they are. They’re chocolate caramel Delightfulls. In case you haven’t used them yet they are a slightly larger morsel, because they have a filled center. So they pretty much have to be a little bigger. For this cake I used chocolate-caramel morsels.

They’re kind of fun to work with because it’s an easy way to get two flavors a the same time.

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Iced Red Velvet Banana Bread

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My Iced Red Velvet Banana Bread makes the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast, snack or dessert! This banana bread gets even better when it sits in the fridge overnight. :)

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Valentine’s Day is such a fun time to make wonderful food for the special people in your life! It doesn’t have to be a romantic thing, it can just be a food thing! If you ask me, any gift no matter how small, is pretty special when given from the heart. :)

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know I love banana bread! If you’re new to my blog, I love banana bread! Either way, thank you for taking the time to look at ding my blog today!

If you’re interested in checking out a few of my other banana breads such as my Chocolate Cherry Chip Banana Bread, or maybe my Blueberry Banana Bread, or even my Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread. If you’re interested in more banana bread take a minute to search, there are many more!

Today I bring you my Iced Red Velvet Banana Bread, enjoy!

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This banana bread is so moist and tender..it’s wonderful! I always add a few miniature chocolate chips to this one. Whether you add the chocolate chips or leave them out, your banana bread will be wonderful!

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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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Banana Biscoff Chocolate Chip Baked Pancake

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Treat yourself to my Banana Biscoff Chocolate Chip Baked Pancake! It’s perfect for any tasty occasion, or a quick morning breakfast!

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I have been wanting to make this baked pancake for a while now. I’m just not sure why I didn’t do so sooner.

This is not a Dutch baby, nor is it supposed to be. What is it? It’s an absolutely wonderful baked pancake! My Banana Biscoff Chocolate Chip Baked Pancake is a wonderful change of pace!

There may seem like a lot of flavors going on with this baked pancake, but the flavors are very well balanced and they compliment each other so well. That’s exactly what I was hoping for when I put my Banana Biscoff Chocolate Chip Baked pancake together!

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Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars

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My Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars make the perfect quick fix dessert any night of the week! Sweet ripe bananas and delicious chocolate swirled together, so yummy!

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know we love bananas around here! If you haven’t been with me long – we truly LOVE bananas! They’re usually available in the grocery store, and I hope it stays that way. :)

Because we usually have bananas around I love to experiment and try new recipes with bananas pretty frequently. So, today I bring you my Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars that make a great dessert any night of the week!

The nice thing about these bars is like banana bread, they get better in the fridge after they sit a bit. Don’t you just love it?

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This recipe starts with a cake mix, which always makes things easier. From time to time I like to bring you guys recipes that start with a mix for those times when you just don’t have the time or desire to make something from scratch.

I don’t judge! Being a wife and mom, I get it! Personally I think it’s always good to have a combination of from-scratch and from-a-mix recipes in your collection. You decided what recipes you want to use and when. :)

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These bars are super-moist and just so delectable. My Chocolate Banana Swirl Bars are great by themselves for those who want just a bar for dessert, and they’re absolutely fantastic with a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey (banana ice cream with chocolate chunks and walnuts). Just saying!

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Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars

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1 regular yellow cake mix

1 stick butter, melted

1 large egg

3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas, (about 2 small)

1 cup miniature chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.

2. Mix the cake mix, melted butter and egg in a large bowl with a heavy spoon until well blended (dough will be thick). Measure out about 1 cup of the dough and set aside. Mix the mashed bananas into the remaining dough until blended, then spread into prepared pan.

3. Microwave 3/4 cup of the miniature chocolate chips in a medium microwaveable bowl on High for 30 seconds at a time until chips are melted and smooth. Mix in the reserved 1 cup of dough with heavy spoon until blended. Drop by large spoonfuls over banana dough, then spread to mostly cover. With the tip of a kitchen knife, lightly swirl the doughs. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of miniature chocolate chips, using more if desired.

4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack and cool completely. Cut into bars, top with ice cream if desired, serve.

Makes 12 Bars.

 

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