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I'm getting ready to make some banana bread--the 6 black bananas in my kitchen are good for nothing else.
When I make a quick bread loaf, I also make a dozen Mini Muffins. They bake in about 15 minutes, and are very kid-friendly--much easier for little hands to handle than a slice of quick bread. A spoonful of batter per muffin cup won't even be missed in your loaf of quick bread.
If you put your Mini Muffin Pan on top of a cookie sheet, it's much easier for you to get the pan in and out of the oven.
And finally, when you spray your pans with baking spray, set the pans on the open dishwasher door instead of your countertop. The overspray will be washed away in your next dishwashing load, instead of making your counters all sticky.
Want the recipe?
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup applesauce
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Combine these ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup wheat germ or ground flaxseed (optional but it adds a great texture!)
Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
Add 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake 60 minutes at 350. Check center of loaf to make sure it's fully done before removing from oven.