valentine's day banana bread

Valentine’s Day Mini Banana Bread Hearts

The kids have really shown an interest in baking lately so we wanted to come up with a fun Valentine’s Day treat that they could help with. People always compliment my banana bread and the recipe is incredibly easy so I decided that would be a good and delicious place to start. Instead of using a loaf pan, we used a non-stick mini heart cake pan for these little hearts. Since these hearts are much smaller than a loaf, one batch of this recipe should yield about 18 mini banana bread hearts. I only used one of these pans and just kept re-filling it after they were baked and cooled (which was a long process!) but if you’d like a smaller batch, just divide up the recipe!


Banana bread ingredients:
1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c butter/margarine
1 c white sugar
1 c mashed overripe bananas
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease and flour each cavity of your heart pan. Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda into one bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until it is smooth. Stir in the bananas, eggs, and walnuts until it is well-blended. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, and stir it all together. Pour into each heart about 3/4 full. Bake about 15 minutes. (Keep an eye on this as I’ve learned different ovens may vary your baking time!) Once completely cooled, pop out onto parchment paper.

Valentine's Day banana bread

Frosting ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toppings of choice

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and drizzle over banana breads. Decorate with sprinkles, colored frosting, anything you desire! The kids absolutely had the most fun with this part!

Valentine's Day banana bread with kids

mini banana bread kids Valentine's Day

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