My friend Jessica recently shared a Banana Bread recipe with me that I just had to try because it was different! I love good banana bread, and I'm always up for something with a bit of a twist. When I got ready to make these I decided to make them into giant muffins instead of making it in a loaf pan, so I actually poured the batter in four round CorningWare dishes. (Hopefully you know what I'm talking about!) I ended up wrapping one in a cellophane bag and tying it with cute ribbon with a note about how my son was just "bananas" to have his teacher...forgot to take a picture of that...oops! Anyway, here's the crazy easy and delicious recipe!
Giant Banana Bread Muffins...with a Swirl!
3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
For the swirl:
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a loaf pan...or four CorningWare round dishes. Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together. Sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then, gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix. In a small bowl, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and tbsp cinnamon. Add 1/2 the batter to the loaf pan or round dishes and then sprinkle half, or a little more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan. Add the rest of the batter, and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top. If you are baking in a loaf pan, the recipe says to bake for 50-60 minutes. When I baked these in the round dishes, I baked them for around 40 minutes I believe. Just keep an eye on them!
Yummy!! These are seriously good and so easy! Enjoy! :)