Banana Bread Three Ways (Part 2)

As promised here are two twists on the simple banana loaf recipe from yesterday. I decided to also do them as muffins, but you can pour the same batter into loaf tins and make them as a normal loaf as well! Hang on until the end because I had never tried the second twist before and it was AMAZING!!!!

I have rewritten the recipe for each version, so it should be easy to print out the section you want if you are making the recipe yourself!

Follow the same simple recipe as before and just make these little twists!

The original recipe:

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*If you want more details, you can check out the Part 1 post!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (muffin-style)

This recipe makes 12 muffins (or two loaves).

Each muffin (or slice) is 165 calories!

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The only change to this recipe is just after step 4!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 2/3 cup castor sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana*
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 tbs. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preparation:

This recipe is incredibly simple and very forgiving so have fun!

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C
  2. Combine all dry ingredients together in a stand mixer.
  3. Separate the bananas from their skins and mash with a fork.
  4. Add mashed bananas, melted butter, milk and eggs and mix.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips!
  6. Line a muffin tray with silicone or paper muffin cups and pour batter in evenly.dsc_9468
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes for muffins or 30-35 minutes for loaves until the tops are brown and if you insert a toothpick, it comes out clean.

dsc_9488Like I mentioned earlier you can just add the chocolate chips and then pour into normal loaf pans as well! This is the way I usually make my banana bread, because chocolate always makes things even better!

 

Crumble Topped Cinnamon Banana Bread (muffin-style)

This recipe makes 12 muffins (or 2 loaves).

Each muffin (or slice) is 176 calories.

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This recipe requires one extra ingredient in the mixture, plus an extra crumble topping to be made.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 2/3 cup castor sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana*
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 tbs. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 1/6 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs and 1 tsp. butter

Preparation:

This recipe is incredibly simple and very forgiving so have fun!

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C
  2. Combine all dry ingredients together in a stand mixer.
  3. Separate the bananas from their skins and mash with a fork.
  4. Add mashed bananas, melted butter, milk and eggs and mix.
  5. Add 1 tsp. of cinnamon to the mixture and stir well.dsc_9470
  6. Pour batter evenly into 12 muffin cases or two lined loaf tins.
  7. Make the crumble topping by combining the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl.
  8. Using your fingers, mix in the butter until the mixture resembles a wettish crumb.
  9. Sprinkle mixture over the tops of the muffins/loaves. 
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes for muffins or 30-35 minutes for loaves until the tops are brown and if you insert a toothpick, it comes out clean.

dsc_9491These were absolutely ridiculously good and I will be making them again and again. I might try them as a loaf next time too!

 

Last Note:

The recipes above are done in the amounts that would make 2 loaves or 12 muffins each (depending on what you pour them into). While I was baking though, I split the plain recipe in half and did the chocolate chip version for 6 muffins and the crumble topped version for 6. You can do this too if you want to have a variety!

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Enjoy!!!!

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