Banana muffin loaf

Mini banana loaf with knife

It’s a nice dilemma to have, banana loaf or banana muffins? Sometimes you just don’t have the time to makes individual muffins so a loaf has a convenience factor. Just mix up the batter and pop in a loaf tin before baking in the oven. Done! Well, done after an hour or so. It doesn’t exactly cook very quickly.

Sliced banana loaf

Muffins on the other hand take a bit longer to prepare but then cook in as little as 25 minutes (even less if you use mini tins). Perfect if you need a snack in a hurry i.e. if a friend is dropping by for coffee.

While pondering this, the ultimate question, it struck me that it might be possible to switch up the recipes. Banana muffin loaf? Banana loaf muffins? I just had to try!

First up, I made my basic no-frills banana muffin recipe but instead of putting the mixture into my muffin tin I popped the whole lot in a loaf tin. The result is a tasty and convenient sweet snack.

Mini banana loaves

Have you tried this with any other muffin recipe?


4 thoughts on “Banana muffin loaf

  1. I love to turn recipes for loaves into muffins! (It’s so much easier to eat a big honkin’ muffin than half a loaf of bread…) ๐Ÿ™‚

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