Banana Chocolate Cinnamon Snack Cake

Banana Chocolate Cinnamon Snack Cake

I came across Laurie’s recipe for a Banana Snack Cake over at A Taste of Morning.  I knew I wanted to make this cake the second I had overly brown bananas.  I’m always looking for new ways to bake with bananas and I have to say, I think this maybe a new favorite!

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Banana Chocolate Chunk Mini Loaves

Banana Chocolate Chunk Mini Loaves

I promise, this will be the last banana recipe for a while.  I finally used up the last three bananas in my possession —yay! What a relief! I thought my last couple of bananas were black but these were super black and ripe! But the outcome of these cute little mini loaves were delicious.  Who doesn’t like banana and chocolate with crunchy almonds? I shared these loaves with my neighbor Angela and my dear friend Lisa, who I’m having lunch with today.  Happy hump day!

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Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

I had more bananas I needed to use up and came across Pam’s recipe for Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins. It looked so yummy I had to make a batch! I also wanted to include some buttermilk in here so I added some, and I added a half more cup of flour as I wanted to make more than 12 muffins (I got ~20 with these measurements).  These came out so delicious and moist.  You can really taste the banana and peanut butter.  The chocolate chips and the turbinado sugar sprinkling were an added bonus.  Fantastic for breakfast or snack in the afternoon —yum!

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Cinnamon Ricotta Banana Cake

Cinnamon Ricotta Banana Cake

I finally finished up the last couple of black bananas —yay! They were really ripe but that’s OK.  The recipe calls for ripe bananas! This cake has all my favorite ingredients —bananas, cinnamon, ricotta, and chocolate chips.  I added the pecans in here to give it texture but you can totally leave it out if you are not a nut person.

Had it for dessert after dinner and it was the perfect ending to the meal.  Of course, you can have it before dinner or for dinner if you choose to. I won’t judge. 🙂

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Buttermilk Banana Bread

Buttermilk Banana Bread

This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake) was mentioned in The Guardian UK! Thanks to the lovely and talented Claire over at Under the Blue Gum tree for submitting her adaptation of this recipe to tailor towards the 5:2 Diet.  If you haven’t been to her site, head over there now to check out some of Claire’s mouthwatering recipes!

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Banana Crumb Cake

Banana Crumb Cake

It’s that time again when I have leftover bananas that’s overly ripe and no one here will touch them.  They’re at the point where they won’t last another day.  When I peeled it, half of it fell off —that’s how overly ripe it was.  To be honest, I prefer banana cakes, bread, muffins, etc. over the actual bananas.  If you make this you’ll see why I prefer to bake with them.  This will also be a great addition to your Easter brunch, if you’re hosting one.  Happy Friday!

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Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread + Giveaway!

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

I had some ripe bananas I wanted to use up but I didn’t want to make just banana bread.  I also had some milk and dark chocolate peanut butter cups on hand too.  Which makes for a nice jazzed up banana bread! And who doesn’t like peanut butter cups?

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Marbled Nutella Banana Bread

Marbled Nutella Banana Bread

Overly ripe fruit is constant in my household.  I had a couple of bananas left sitting in my fruit basket.  They’re way past its prime and it doesn’t appear that anyone will be reaching for it anytime soon so I decided to use them in this recipe.  Chocolate and banana go so well together, why not pair it with Nutella? I used an 8-inch square pan for this because I wanted to be able to cut them in squares but feel free to use an 8-inch or 9-inch loaf pan for this.  Baking time would still be the same.

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