Raspberry Banana Bread

4.38 from 8 votes

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I am literally obsessed with this bread. And so are my kids, luckily! It is only 5 ingredients, has NO added sugar, and is so so yummy. I hope you and your littles enjoy this recipe as much as my family has! There is no blending, which makes it quick and easy to just stir all the ingredients together and bake!

The aroma of freshly baked banana bread is enough to make anyone’s day brighter. And when it’s a toddler-friendly Raspberry Banana Bread that only requires five basic ingredients, you’ve got a real winner on your hands. In this blog post, we’ll explore why this bread is a fantastic option for toddlers, provide you with easy step-by-step instructions on how to make it, and share tips for storing this delicious and healthy bread.

Why Raspberry Banana Bread Is Great for Toddlers:

  1. No Added Sugar: This recipe relies on the natural sweetness of ripe bananas and the delightful burst of flavor from raspberries. There’s no need for any added sugar, making it a healthier choice for your little one.
  2. Fruit-Packed: With three mashed bananas and a generous portion of raspberries, this bread is rich in essential vitamins and fiber, supporting your toddler’s growth and development.
  3. Simple Ingredients: The recipe is incredibly straightforward, using ingredients commonly found in most kitchens. It’s a convenient and budget-friendly option.
  4. Kid-Approved Taste: The combination of sweet bananas and juicy raspberries is sure to be a hit with your toddler’s taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 3/4 cup raspberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

Note: If you don’t have self-raising flour, you can create your own by using 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and adding 2 1/4 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a standard loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Prepare the Wet Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, mash the three ripe bananas until they become smooth and free of lumps. Then add the two eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix these wet ingredients well until they are fully combined.
  3. Incorporate the Dry Ingredients: Add the 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour (or the equivalent with added baking soda) to the wet mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated and you have a consistent batter.
  4. Add Raspberries: Gently fold in the 3/4 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries into the batter.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Baking times may vary, so keep an eye on your bread in the last few minutes.
  6. Cool and Serve: Allow the Raspberry Banana Bread to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, slice and serve to your hungry toddler.

Storage:

To store any leftover Raspberry Banana Bread:

  • Room temperature: Wrap in plastic wrap, and leave on the counter for 2-3 days.
  • Refrigeration: Place the bread in an airtight container or wrap it in plastic wrap. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: If you’d like to save some for later, wrap slices or the whole loaf in plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container or a freezer bag. It can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator before serving.

To Make Into Muffins!

You can easily make these into muffins! To do that, make them the same way but put them into muffin tins. Cook for 20-25 mins.

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4.38 from 8 votes

Raspberry Banana Bread

Ingredients 

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 3/4 cup raspberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour, if you don't have self raising flour, you can do 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 2 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt.

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a standard loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and stir together until you have your batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Baking times may vary, so keep an eye on your bread in the last few minutes.
  • Enjoy!
  • To make into muffins, make them the same way but put into muffin tin. Cook for 20-25 mins.

Notes

Storage information is above!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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7 Comments

  1. Came out quite dense, is that supposed to be the way it comes out? I did use AP flour, 2 frozen ripe bananas, and 1 fresh ripe banana. Just checking to see what texture you got.

  2. 5 stars
    Turned out great! I made a double batch with all purpose flour and the recommended baking powder/salt. I made one loaf of bread and 12 muffins. Both were very light and fluffy.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this recipe today for my 18mo old. She loves berries so I did both raspberry and blueberry. She absolutely loves it. Thank you ☺️