Banana Bread Mini Loaf Favors

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Your guests will go bananas for these banana bread mini loaf favors!

I’ve tried numerous banana bread recipes over the years, and this is definitely one of my favorites. It has a slew of rave reviews over at (where I found it). I used 4.5? x 2.5? loaf pans for this recipe. If you double the recipe, it will make 9 mini loaves. Simply place the loaves inside 1/2 lb. candy treat boxes (5-1/2″ X 2 -3/4″ ). Read on for instructions on how to make the cellophane window.


Ingredients for Banana Bread (Adapted from

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas (about six bananas)

3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease four 4.5? x 2.5? loaf pans or one 9×5 inch loaf pan.In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.

banana bread Stir in eggs, mashed bananas and walnuts until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.

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homemade banana bread Pour batter into loaf pans.
banana loaves Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes ( 60 to 65 minutes if using large loaf pan) or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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Meantime, get out the xacto knife. Cut a 12 cm x 5 cm rectangle out of top of 1/2 lb. candy treat boxes (5-1/2″ X 2 -3/4″ )

favor box

Cut a 12.5 cm x 5.5 cm cellophane rectangle.

favour box

Tape the cellophane to the inside of the lid, creating a cellophane window.

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Place loaf inside box. I created a label to keep the lid closed.

banana bread favors

Aren’t they adorable?

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  1. Posted by Catherine on August 23rd, 2011 at 2:25pm

  2. Posted by Julie Gaudet on August 24th, 2011 at 3:26pm

    This is such a great idea. I love banana bread and what better way to show your personality through the gifts you give your wedding guests. Plus I love giving things that people will use... and if they don't eat it I am sure someone close to them will.
  3. Posted by Dulce DeLeon on September 8th, 2011 at 4:25pm

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I wonder how long will they last? Couple of day maybe?
  4. Posted by Christina on September 8th, 2011 at 9:49pm

    A few days, but you can freeze them also.
  5. Posted by Sarah on December 24th, 2012 at 4:20pm

    Making these to bring to my significant others parents house for christmas tomorrow...fingers crossed! If these are delicious and wonderful, I owe you my life :) Sounds like a fantastic recipe!
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