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Mini Banana Bread

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Lately, Bryan and I have tried to be very conscious of our food waste and one way we aim to do that is to repurpose some of the foods we can’t eat before they expire.

Deeply red strawberries perfect for frozen for smoothies or sorbet. Wilted leaves are wonderful for pestos.

My favorite repurposing is spotty, or black bananas for mini loaves of banana bread. Mini banana bread loaves are quite literally as adorable as they sound.

mini banana bread loaves

This recipe is adapted from my Chocolate Chip and Almond Banana Nut Muffin recipe. It uses the same basic ingredients with a few edits – namely using fancy chocolate, toffee and walnuts as the main ingredients. I love this recipe because it’s easy, but it also holds up whether you’re making a large loaf or miniature ones.

In my area, Central Market is a really wonderful store (with so much to offer), and I buy a lot of my chocolate there, including the chocolate I used in this recipe. I would highly encourage you to find a fancy chocolate you like, and use it in this recipe – it’s worth it.

I also use coconut sugar instead of white sugar. Not only is coconut sugar low GI, it also carmelizes very well, so you get a deep, rich flavor without a quick spike in your blood sugar.

Check out the recipe below.

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Mini Banana Bread


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  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 mini loaves 1x
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Description

Mini loaves of banana bread are great for portion control and gifts. 


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped chocolate bar with toffee
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup walnuts


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line thirteen 1/3-cup muffin cups with foil muffin liners. Mix mashed bananas, egg, olive oil, coconut sugar, honey and milk in medium bowl. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture until just blended (do not overmix). Stir in chopped chocolate, toffee and walnuts.
  2. Divide batter in your loaf pan, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake muffins until tops golden and a knife or toothpick inserted into the center comes out with some melted chocolate attached but no wet batter.
  3. These bake for about 30 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack; cool. Or eat warm with a glass of milk, or coffee.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Bread
About Mila

Hi! I'm Mila.

I’m earning my Master’s degree in Applied nutrition.

I’m a journalist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living with  LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, a slow-progressing form of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes) I love food, travel, and my kitchen, and teaching you about diabetes self-management.

I’m here to help you live your best life possible diabetes by showing you how to create simple, blood-sugar friendly and delicious meals and tips on diabetes self-care.

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