Pineapple Banana Bread

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This week I leave on my Euro Trip baby!!! I am so excited and so blessed to be able to visit my family in England again AND go on a cruise around the Mediterranean. Does life get much better? I think NOT!

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Needless to say this week I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  There is never enough time in the day. But that’s okay because come Thursday night I will be on a plane headed to London. Whenever we are in London we HAVE to go to Ben’s Cookies. We are those obnoxious people that buy loads of cookies. Everyone else buys one and then there is us…. “Can I have two of those, three of those and let me take 4 of those ones” LOL oops. We’re on holiday so calories don’t count. But when your holiday lasts as long as mine that is probably not the best motto… YOLO

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Back at home I have been trying to not splurge as much…but then things like this happen and how can I not?

I’ve also been trying to use up alot of my ingredients, insert Pineapple Tidbits from Trader Joes. I had a half open bag I wanted to get rid of so I thought to myself why not throw it in banana bread?! I love how moist and delicious pineapple is in carrot cake. So I added it. And BAM! I loved it. What a wonderful flavor.

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Pineapple Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, at room temp.
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 bananas, smashed
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 6oz Chobani greek yogurt individual size container (banana, pineapple or plain flavor)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and heavily grease a 9X5 baking loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine melted butter and sugars. Mix in vanilla and eggs until combined. Add in flour, baking soda and salt mixing until just combined. Fold in bananas, pineapple tidbits and greek yogurt Pour into pan and bake for 65-70 minutes, stick a knife in the middle to test for wet batter. Let cool on wire rack and enjoy 🙂
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I kinda have a thing for banana bread…

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Banana Bread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I debated on sharing this recipe. When I first tried them I questioned whether or not I liked them. But I kept eating them. And kept eating.

The more I ate these bars the more I liked them. They stayed fresh for days. And they had cream cheese frosting slathered all over them. Cream cheese frosting makes EVERYTHING better, well at least that’s my motto.

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These are moist, fluffy, and they make a HUGE batch! You will LOVE them. Enjoy

Banana Bread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves: 40
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¾ cups ripe bananas (3 or 4 bananas), mashed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 8oz block cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extra
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 10X15 inch jelly roll pan with non stick cooking spray. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge and set it on the counter to come to room temperature.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs.
  3. Blend in the bananas and vanilla.
  4. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Spread into prepared baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Use the toothpick test.
  6. Once bars have cooled make frosting.
  7. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  8. Add in the heavy cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Mix on low at first and when the powdered sugar is incorporated beat on high for 3 minutes.
  9. Spread on top of bars. Enjoy 🙂

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Skinny Banana Bread

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Skinny Banana Bread

I always find myself wanting to be healthy. I think most people like that thought. But then that chocolate bar and Biscoff Spread are staring at me and I find myself dunking chunks of chocolate into Biscoff Spread… terrible I know. But so delicious! 🙂 Anyways lately I have been on this  Banana Bread kick and I decided to try making some with greek yogurt. You know get some protein in there and get rid of some butter and sour cream and make a Healthy Banana Bread.

I began to make my banana bread. First I emptied out my oven which stores a few extra pans. Then I turned it on. Next I whipped up the banana bread. Poured it into a pan and then went to put it in the oven. Only once I put the pan in the oven it felt cold. I didn’t get that rush of heat I normally do.

So I double checked went to turn it off and on again. (That works with almost everything else) And nothing. It wasn’t lighting and I was pissed!!!

Luckily I was going into work so I was able to bake it there.

Anyways this turned out good it was SUPPPER moist. Some even said a little too moist. Maybe it should have cooked a little longer or maybe it was acting up since it was made and didnt bake for 2 hours. Who knows? Anyways all I know is that it was devoured at work and everyone loved it. Including me. I will defo make this again and next time I might even omit some sugar! AHHH scary thought for me!

 

Ingredients:

4 TBSP Butter (Melted)

1/8 Cup Chobani Greek Yogurt (Vanilla)

3/4 Cup Sugar

2 Eggs

2 TSP Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Cup of Flour

1 TSP Baking Powder

1/2 TSP Baking Soda

1/2 Cup of Chobani Greek Yogurt (Vanilla)

3 Large Bananas (Mashed)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.

2.  In a large bowl mix together the melted butter, greek yogurt and sugar. Once combined add in the eggs and vanilla extract.

3. Mix in flour, baking powder and soda.

4. Fold in mashed up bananas and greek yogurt. Be careful not to over mix. Just combine.

5. Bake for 1 hr 15 minutes. Or until toothpick comes out clean. (**I used a large commercial oven so my baking time might be a bit off, I would start checking at 55 minutes)

 

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Reeses Penaut Butter Cup Banana Bread

I have seen this idea on Pinterest for ages. It always sounded like the perfect combination. And making plain banana bread last week had me still in the mood for banana bread. So here we are. I used the same recipe from last week but adjusted to make peanut butter and peanut butter cup banana bread. 

This bread was great. Everyone seemed to like it more than me. I like peanut butter. And I do enjoy it with chocolate and dessert. But I don’t like a lot of peanut butter in desserts. I can’t do peanut butter frosting, something about it just doesn’t sit right with me. I know its weird.
Anyways next time I think I want to make a plain banana bread and mix in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and no actual peanut butter in the batter. But this was still wonderful, I highly suggest you give it a go!
Reeses Penaut Butter Cup Banana Bread
Prep time: 
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Butter melted
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ Cup Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • ½ TSP Salt
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 Smashed Bananas
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
  2. Melt butter. In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugar. Add in peanut butter, mix until well combined. Then add eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a bowl mash bananas. Fold in bananas and sour cream into the bread mixture.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. If you are a fatty like me slice butter thin and place on top of batter sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Let cool.
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Banana Bread



Banana Bread

Banana Bread
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1/ 2 Cup of Butter
  • 1 Cup of White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ Cups Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • ½ TSP Salt
  • ½ Cup of Sour Cream
  • 3 Very Ripe Bananas
  • Optional:
  • 3 TBSP Butter
  • ¼ Cup White Sugar/Brown Sugar Mixed
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
  2. Melt butter. In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugar. Then add eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a bowl mash bananas. Fold in bananas and sour cream into the bread mixture.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. If you are a fatty like me slice butter thin and place on top of batter sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Let cool. Devour.

So there I was again, an abundance of over ripe bananas sitting on the kitchen countertop. Banana bread would be made tomorrow I thought. The banana bread recipe we use in our family is good, not great, but good. 


I set out to find a recipe with sour cream, because, well sour cream makes everything better. I found one that claimed to be the best and and it did include sour cream. So I went for it. And yes it was amazing. SOOO moist. If something is moist I am in love. Moist baked goods are the best. The moisture level and can make or break a recipe. 


Anyways, Yes I will make this every time I want banana bread. And I do look forward to making a peanut butter version, chocolate version, biscoff.. you get the point. 🙂 Anyways this was a one bowl, five minute kind of recipe so get to it! 



Recipe adapted from: MrsWebersNeighborhood
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Biscoff Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Biscoff Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Today was supposed to be a day of cleaning and organizing. This all changed on my way to take the trash out when I saw two very ripe bananas sitting on the counter. Banana bread would be made and that was that. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted regular plain old banana bread or chocolate peanut butter banana bread but then an idea struck to add Biscoff Spread to the batter and of course some delicious chocolate chips! It was quite a fabulous idea, and am quite pleased with the results!! 

Ingredients: 


2 Ripe Bananas 
2 Eggs
2 Cups Flour 
1 Cup Sugar 
1 TSP Salt 
1 TSP Baking Soda 
1/2 Cup Biscoff Spread
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips


Directions: 
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer mash bananas, then add two eggs and mix together. 
2.In a separate bowl combine flour, sugar, salt & baking soda. 
3. Alternate mixing dry ingredients and Biscoff to the banana/egg mixtures. 
4. Add chocolate chips. 
5.Pour into buttered & floured pan. Sprinkle some brown sugar on top of batter and bake for 1 hr-1hr 15 minutes. Enjoy 🙂 


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