Snickers Banana Bread~A homemade gift from the kitchen

There is nothing like a homemade gift from the kitchen. A banana bread loaf is a great offering as it can be served for breakfast during a busy season of entertaining.  It can easily be frozen by  the recipient to be enjoyed long after the holiday season, if preferred.  Adding your favoirte candy bar chopped up into the batter of your go-to  recipe is an indulgent addition befitting the holidays.  In this recipe I  added chopped Snickers bars as they have peanuts, caramel and chocolate, perfect partners for banana bread!  Decadent?  You bet!  At the end of the post I will share several wrapping ideas for the gifting of banana bread loaves.image

SNICKERS BANANA BREAD

  • Servings: Makes 1 loaf
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Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas, peeled

2 large eggs

1/4 c safflower oil

1/2 c sugar

1 3/4 c flour

3/4 t baking soda

1 1/4 t cream of tartar

1/2 t salt

3/4 c coarsely chopped Snickers chocolate bars

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 F

In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, mix the bananas, sugar, eggs and oil until smooth.  Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar together and gradually incorporate into the banana mixture.  Using a wooden spatula, fold in the chopped candy.  Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 50-60 minutes.  Cool on a rack.

Bananas, oil, sugar and eggs

Bananas, oil, sugar and eggs

Flour mixture incorporated

Flour mixture incorporated

Chopped Snickers!

Chopped Snickers!

Ready to bake!

Ready to bake

IT’S A WRAP!

1-  Use a pretty tea towel to wrap around your loaf and it can becomes  a gift within the gift!  I used a liner of parchment paper underneath so the towel would not get greasy.

Vintage tea towel

Vintage Christmas tea towel

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Tea towel folded in thirds; loaf wrapped in parchement secured with twine.  Sit your loaf on top of the towel  top side down.  Fold the towel over, tucking the ends in back.

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A pretty ribbon with red berries and evergreens completes the offering and secures the ends of the tea towel.

 

2-  Present the loaf  in a nice container.  Three versions.

Birch bark container filled with shredded paper nestles the parchment wrapped loaf.

Birch bark container filled with shredded paper nestles the parchment wrapped loaf.  Greenery and a mini ornament complete the look.

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The same container with a bolder plaid French ribbon and fresh evergreens and ornament.

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Red and silver Ribbon and greenery topper on the loaf within the same container.

3-  KISS ~wrap the loaf in parchment with a festive ribbon and present it simply like this or on a pretty platter.

Simply festive

Simply festive

Melamine platter(Threshold at Target), ribbon, greens and an ornament

Melamine platter(Threshold at Target), ribbon, greens and an ornament

Ready to give!

Ready to give!

Of course the secret ingredient in all these gifts is love and nothing could be sweeter than that.  Happy gifting from your kitchen!

 

11 thoughts on “Snickers Banana Bread~A homemade gift from the kitchen

  1. I like to give homemade gifts too, especially from the kitchen. Or rather I prefer too. I have been happy with all of my banana bread recipes but I have to try your version with snickers in it. I have a cookie I make using the mini snickers but bread – yum 🙂

  2. We give loaves of my mother-in-laws special nut bread for holiday gifts. I’m going to use you idea of wrapping in a pretty towel. That’s genius! Everyone can use one and it is really pretty. We usually wrap them in foil and stick a bow on top–not really cool enough for a special family tradition. Thanks!!! (Too bad I didn’t see this BEFORE Christmas…)

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