Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Diana Banana Bread Mini's

Dirty is just one of the many nicknames I've acquired over the years. One of the original nicknames I had was...you guessed it... Diana Banana given because of my bleach blonde banana curled hair. Why would you would call a curl in your hair after a fruit I have no idea but I digress.

This has become one of my favorite items to bake- not only is it simple and sweet but it's a forgivable batter that allows room for error and improvisation. Basically you can't mess it up unless you try, so please don't :)

 Remember the more ripe and gooey means the better ingredient for Diana Banana Bread.

This is the fun part- peel and mash the bananas! I use my hands but that's why I'm Dirty ;) 

Next add 10 tablespoons of MELTED butter- a nice mug full. 

I used my coffee mug to melt the butter via microwave. 

And mix...

Add brown sugar

Two beaten eggs + vanilla extract.

Sprinkle cinnamon and baking soda- think fairy dust.

Three cups of flour- don't they look pretty?

Mix, mix, mix! 

Now that your batter is prepared it's time for Dirty's Little Secret.... 

Dark. Chocolate. Morsels. 
*Note morsel NOT chip = chip on steroids

Nom. Nom. Nom. 

Next prepare the vessels! 

I know it's not fall but this pan makes the perfect mini sized Diana Banana Bread!

And because I made A LOT I used my silicone cupcake liners to make even more! 

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean from the center. 

Remove from pan to cool completely before... 

Gift wrapping! My talented friend and owner of LaRose Media is road tripping to Colorado to film a wedding and I wanted to make something she can snack on on the way out. Hopefully these Diana Banana Bread Mini's make it past Chicago and she can snack in between filming :) 

Diana Banana Bread  *double batch
  • 6 very ripe gooey mashed bananas
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 10 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 package of dark chocolate morsels
Combine in a large bowl.
Mix with a wooden spoon.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.