Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mini Banana Swirl Cinnamon Bread

I come across this recipe via Pinterest. Where do I start with my love of Pinterest? They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I believe this reflect it. It allows me to check out other interesting photos and recipes, ideas for the home... and when I feel like I need some inspiration of any kind, it's there.

So Lovin from the Oven posted this recipe and I know that this would be the one that my new oven would be debuted. The first EVER dish my oven will cook.

This was my thought process when I was deciding what dish I should cook first in our oven.
- It has to smell heavenly. (ie cinnamon, something sweet probably)
- It has to make our home smell like a home (cookies, cakes?)
- it has to be fast (check out the dust that countless trades bring in)
- it has to make use of what I have in my pantry... as I had no time to grab anything from the shops
- it is to be made on the day I want to have treats
- something that is in my 10% of guilt free treats. got to make the most out of it. It has to be WORTHWHILE.

And so I decided on a simple cinnamon swirl banana bread. It smells fantastic, it's a measure and mix recipe, and it took me 20 minutes to whip it up. Easy. And then I threw all my equipment in my dish washer, made us a cup of tea...

and enjoyed it with ice cream.

I halved the recipe as I didn't want too many treats lying in our house. I made 4 of these mini loaves and savoured every bite of mine.

Mini Banana Swirl Cinnamon Bread (Makes 4 mini loaves)
3 bananas
1/6 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt
3/4 cup flour

1 tablespoon of cinnamon (yes I'm crazy)
1/6 cup of brown sugar

Preheat oven 180C.

Mash bananas. In a jar, mix melted butter, egg, vanilla and banana together. In a bowl, mix flour, pinch salt and sugar together. Fold banana mixture to dry mixture.

For the swirl- small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together.

Spray oil in small loaf tin. Spoon the banana mixture into the tin-fill to half. Sprinkle sugar/cinnamon mixture and then spoon the rest of the mixture on top. Repeat for 3 more loaves. Sprinkle the remaining mixture on top of each loaf.  Bake for 15 minutes.



lena said...

i felt like i could almost smell the cinnamon from your loaf here!So you already settled at your new place? Chuckling at that 'home smells like a home' statement :D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Yes, i can smell cinnamon aroma from here too, hehehe..sound so good!

Shu Han said...

yumm! I love cinnamon in baking. it's almost a sin not to use it haha. looks gorgous, love that crust on top.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great and the mini ones look so cute!

Joanne said...

Pinterest really is the best! These mini banana loaves look SO tasty!

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