Unicorn Banana Bread
UNICORN BANANA BREAD
This simple to make banana bread filled with SPRINKLES makes for a FUN way to start your day!
Unicorn everything is super popular right now, and I’m kind of embarrassed that this is my first unicorn recipe. I mean, with the name Deliciously Sprinkled…the unicorn could be my mascot.
To make this Unicorn Banana Bread, I used my grandma’s famous banana bread recipe but rather than adding walnuts, I added SPRINKLES! I then topped the banana bread with vanilla icing and even more SPRINKLES!
This Unicorn Banana Bread is the perfect way to start your day, I mean how could you have a bad day when you have SPRINKLES for breakfast!
JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:
✓ BAKING TRICK: Want to know the trick to get the big, fluffy top!? Well, it’s easy, all I do is bake the banana bread at 375F for 15 minutes, then I REDUCE the heat to 350F and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. I then let the bread completely cool before removing from loaf pan.
✓ DON’T LET THE TOP BURN: Don’t let the top of your bread BURN! About half way through baking this bread, make sure to check to see if the top of the bread is getting too brown and if it is just place a piece of aluminum foil over top of bread for the rest of the baking time to avoid burning the top of the bread.
✓ MAKE AHEAD: This bread freezes very well for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, place bread in refrigerator overnight to thaw. Then place the bread on your kitchen counter top for about 30-60 minutes to allow it to come to room temperature before slicing and enjoying.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THIS UNICORN BANANA BREAD:
Unicorn Banana Bread
Yield: 2 Loafs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- sprinkles, for topping
PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray two 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
STEP 1: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer with paddle attachment cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
STEP 2: In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined.
STEP 3: Add mashed bananas and mix until combined.
STEP 4: Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!
STEP 5: Fold in sprinkles.
STEP 6: Pour banana bread mixture into prepared loaf pan and bake at 375F for 15 minutes. REDUCE heat to 350F and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes or until edges are slightly brown or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from loaf pan.
MAKE VANILLA ICING:
STEP 7: In a large bowl, beat together the butter with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
STEP 8: Fill a zip-lock bag with vanilla icing, lock it shut and snip off a corner of the bag. Ice top of bread and sprinkle with additional sprinkles.
*STORE: Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
☕ UNICORN BANANA BREAD + COFFEE= ONE AWESOME MORNING
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