Last year I purchased some really cute little loaf pans from Walmart. They are similar to muffin pans only instead of being round muffin cups they are little loaf size. Here is a pic I took of the pans to give you and idea of what I am talking about:
I made some banana bread with the pans on Monday and am hoping to make pumpkin bread today.. these little loaves are so cute and would make great gifts. I have given them to neighbors and friends:
And here is my banana bread recipe:
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp. baking soda
Â½ c butter (1 cube or stick)
1 c cane juice crystals
2 c whole wheat pastry flour
Â½ tsp. salt
Mix together bananas and baking soda and set aside. In a stand up type mixer or with a hand held mixer, cream together butter, sugar. Add eggs and banana mixture and mix this well then add the flour and salt, mixing well.
Spray a loaf pan with a little non-stick spray and pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
You can also make muffins. This recipe will make approx. 1 dozen muffins. Spray the muffin tins with non-stick spray and fill muffin cups with batter. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes.