Monday, May 6, 2013

Salted Caramel Mini Banana Breads

I decided to make this into individual cakes, so I used some pans I have that make mini fillable cakes.

Yield1 medium loaf or 8 mini cakes

4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt

Caramel sauce
Coarse sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mix butter into mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.  Add the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.  Sprinkle baking soda, spices, and salt over the mixture, then mix in the flour.

Pour the batter into buttered pan(s).  For the small cakes, I baked this for about 20 minutes, but for a larger portion it would take about an hour - I recommend checking it with a knife inserted in the center after about 20 minutes.

Once the cakes are set, remove from oven.  Drizzle or fill with caramel sauce and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.  Serve while warm.

This was even more delicious the next day, when the caramel and salt had soaked into the cake.  Enjoy!

Tips:  If you don't have a pan like this, you could use a cookie cutter to cut a small hole in the center of the cake to fill.  Or use a fork to make pinholes in the top of the cake and then pour the caramel sauce over it.  Or just pour the caramel sauce right on top!  Whatever works!


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