Fall in Love with these Mini Banana Bread Loaves With Brown Sugar Glaze

These sweet and delicious banana bread loaves are perfect for dessert, breakfast, or a gift for a loved one! They can also be altered to become a “skinny” version. I will include those substitutions in this recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 35 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 8 mini loaves

Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas, mashed

1 egg

1 tbsp vanilla

3 tbsp brown sugar (coconut sugar for skinny version)

2 tbsp white sugar (truvia sweetener for skinny version)

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt (optional)

1 1/2 AP flour (whole wheat flour for skinny version)

2 tbsp butter, melted (coconut oil for skinny version)

Brown sugar caramel ingredients: 1/4 cup of butter, cubed

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup of milk

1/2 cup of powdered sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray your mini loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl using a fork or masher.
  3. Add all of the other ingredients to the bowl with the bananas, and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan, filling each loaf space about 3/4 of the way up.
  5. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before adding caramel sauce.
  6. Add caramel sauce and enjoy!

Brown sugar caramel instructions:

  1. Using a small sauce pan, melt together butter, brown sugar and milk until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla and powdered sugar whisking continuously to avoid lumps until well combined and smooth.
  4. The sauce will start to firm up and become sticky right away, so drizzle it over your bread immediately.

Recipe Notes: You may add walnuts, pecans, or the favorite of my family: chocolate chips, to your banana bread. You may leave the caramel sauce off of your banana bread if you are baking the skinny version, it is delicious by itself or topped with cream cheese! Store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Healthy Cookies That Are Surprisingly Delicious

These deceptively healthy breakfast cookies are perfect for a quick on the go breakfast or snack, and your picky eater will love them! They are made with all healthy and organic ingredients, but they definitely do not taste like it!

Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 8 cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups old- fashioned oats or quick oats

1 cup pumpkin puree

3 tbsp coconut sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or sugar free)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a cooking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until everything is well combined and has a consistency of really thick cookie dough.
  3. Use your hands to form cookie dough into a shape of your choosing. Note: These cookies will not spread once baked.
  4. Place formed cookies onto prepared cooking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from oven and let cool completely before moving them off of the cooking sheet.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes: You may also use maple syrup in place of coconut sugar. Chocolate chips are not needed for this recipe but highly recommended if you are feeding them to children. These cookies will store in the refrigerator for a week and in the freezer for 3 months.