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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Apple-Bacon-Cheese Mini Loaves

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Don’t let the title scare you, these Apple-Bacon-Cheese Mini Loaves are very moist and very delicious. They would be the perfect addition to any brunch! apple-bacon-cheese mini loaves This is a fabulous quick bread for breakfast, brunch, served with a salad, or anytime at all. This would also be good with a bowl of soup in the Winter. Not only is the flavor excellent, but it’s always nice to have a good bread or two for brunch that isn’t oozing sweetness. Some people simply prefer savory over sweet, so it’s always nice to have a good go-to recipe when baking for those people. Think of this as a savory bread with a touch of sweetness. That’s exactly how it’s suppose to be. :) You have to try this one, it’s something different and delicious! [Read more…]

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Chocolate-Banana Mini Loaves

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Do you like banana bread? No, I mean do you really like real banana bread? When I make banana bread I always use plenty of real bananas.

I’m not a fan of the recipes that make two or three loaves, and there’s like one banana in the entire recipe. You know what I mean?

I get that everyone likes something different, and that’s fine. It makes the world go around. But you will notice, whenever I make something with banana in it I use plenty of real bananas, unless there’s a reason not to. In which case I will let you know why.

I probably use about twenty different banana bread recipes. I kid you not! The recipe I use depends on who I’m making it for, and what I want that day. You know how it is, on different days, I like different things.

So let’s get started. :)

before baking

See those wonderful pieces of bananas? We love those!

cooling on rack

After they’ve been cooling upright for a while, I like to rotate the loaves. Now they are turned on their side for cooling. Just be sure they aren’t too hot when you rotate them or they will break.

cooling without tinsThe tins are off for just a little more cooling.

cooled and glazedNow they are completely cool and the glaze has been added. You can go thicker with the glaze, or thinner with the glaze. That’s just personal preference. They’re your loaves, so you get to decide. :)

Either way they are delicious!

Chocolate-Banana Mini-Loaves                       

Ingredients                                                            

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1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 or 3 medium sized bananas, mashed

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

GLAZE

3/4 powdered sugar, make sure there are no lumps

1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream

*I used Coffeemate Natural Bliss Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer. Why? Because I love that stuff and I always have some in the fridge!

1/2 teaspoon imitation banana extract

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray either one 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan or three Mini Loaf Pans (I used 5-in. X 3-in. X 1 7/8-in.) with cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, mash ripe bananas to desired consistency; set aside. In a bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to the banana mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips if desired. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan or divide evenly among Mini Loaf Pans.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center come out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

*MM Note: I know this is a big difference in time, but it really does vary depending on the size of the pans, and of course the oven being used.

4. For glaze, in a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, heavy cream (or Sweet Cream flavor Natural Bliss), and banana extract until a glaze consistency. Drizzle glaze over loaves. Allow to dry completely.

Servings: 1 regular loaf or 3 Mini Loaves

Adapted from: Taste of Home

 

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