Indulge in the irresistible fusion of campfire nostalgia and home-baked goodness with our S'mores Banana Bread. This delectable treat combines the sweetness of overripe bananas, the richness of melted butter, and the gooey delight of marshmallows and chocolate chips, creating a perfect harmony of flavors. Baked to golden perfection, this banana bread is a delightful twist on a classic, promising a gooey, chocolatey, and marshmallow-filled experience with every slice.
S'mores Banana Bread Ingredient List
- Overripe bananas: Infuse natural sweetness and moisture into your banana bread with ripe bananas.
- Unsweetened oat or almond milk: Choose a non-dairy option for a plant-based twist or opt for almond milk for a nutty flavor.
- Regular or vegan melted butter: Add richness to the batter with melted butter, choosing a vegan option if preferred.
- Maple syrup: Sweeten the loaf with the natural goodness of maple syrup.
- Vanilla extract: Enhance the flavor profile with a touch of aromatic vanilla extract.
- Baking soda: Ensure a light and fluffy texture with baking soda.
- Baking powder: Contribute to the leavening process with baking powder.
- Salt: Elevate the flavors and balance sweetness with a pinch of salt.
- Almond flour: Introduce nutty goodness and a moist texture with almond flour. Our favorite brand of almond flour is Bob's Red Mill.
- Regular or gluten-free all-purpose flour: Achieve the desired consistency and structure with all-purpose flour. For gluten-free, we like King Arthur Measure for Measure.
- Regular or vegan marshmallows, plus more for topping: Experience the gooey delight of marshmallows, generously folded into the batter and sprinkled on top.
- Regular or vegan chocolate chips, plus more for topping: Infuse the bread with decadence by adding chocolate chips throughout the batter and on top.
How To Make S'mores Banana Bread
Step 1 - Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Alternatively, you may grease the loaf pan.
Step 2 - Prepare Batter: In a large mixing bowl, mash 3 overripe bananas with a fork. Add non-dairy milk, melted butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until fully combined. Add almond flour and all-purpose flour, mixing until a silky yet lumpy batter forms.
Step 3 - Fold in Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips: Gently fold in marshmallows and chocolate chips. Transfer the batter to the lined loaf pan. Top with additional marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Step 4 - Bake: Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the loaf is thoroughly cooked. If marshmallows begin to brown, loosely cover with aluminum foil halfway through baking.
Step 5 - Cool and Serve: Allow the S'mores Banana Bread to cool completely before slicing and savoring this gooey, chocolatey delight.
Frequently Asked Questions
Store your S'mores Banana Bread in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to preserve its moisture and flavors. Keep it at room temperature for up to two days, or extend its freshness by refrigerating for up to a week. If storing for a more extended period, consider freezing slices in a sealed container for a delightful S'mores Banana Bread treat whenever the craving strikes. To serve the frozen banana bread slices, simply remove from the freezer and microwave for about 30 seconds.
This S'mores Banana Bread delivers a heavenly combination of sweet, moist banana bread infused with the gooey goodness of melted marshmallows and decadent chocolate chips. The ripe bananas bring natural sweetness, while the marshmallows add a delightful chewiness, and the chocolate chips contribute rich, indulgent layers. The result is a flavor symphony that marries the familiar comfort of banana bread with the irresistible allure of classic s'mores, creating a deliciously unique and satisfying treat.
S'mores Banana Bread
- Large Mixing Bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
- fork for mashing
- whisk for mixing
- metal loaf pan
- parchment paper
S'mores Banana Bread Ingredients
- 3 overripe bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened oat or almond milk
- ¼ cup regular or vegan melted butter
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup regular or gluten-free all purpose flour
- 1 cup regular or vegan marshmallows plus more for topping
- ⅓ cup regular or vegan chocolate chips plus more for topping
S'mores Banana Bread Recipe Instructions
- Begin by preheating the oven to 375. Line your loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl use a fork to mash 3 overripe bananas. Add the non-dairy milk, melted butter, maple syrup, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and whisk until completely combined. Then, add the almond flour and regular flour and mix until a silky (but lumpy) batter is formed.
- Fold in the marshmallows and vegan chocolate chips. Transfer the batter into the lined loaf pan. Top with more marshmallows and chocolate chips. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the loaf is completely cooked through. If you notice about halfway through that the marshmallows are beginning to brown - loosely drape a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the banana bread.
- Remove the pan from the oven and allow the smores banana bread to cool completely before slicing and serving.