Baby Banana Bread Bundts

How cute are these? And, they’re insanely delicious. They start with, what else, overripe bananas! Seems this time of year I always have a lot of way too brown for the kids to even think about eating bananas sitting around. As I hate to throw any food away I try to re-purpose, and with bananas that means it’s time for banana bread!

My banana bread is really light & moist. Love it! Normally I make it into loaves but I wanted to shake things up a bit.

As you may have read I’m doing the The Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge. And as I’ve been baking A LOT lately I’ve been digging through my baking cabinets (which up until this point haven’t gotten much love except for the cupcake pans LOL) and I found the cutest baby bundt pan (it made 6 nice size baby bundts).

I can’t remember where on earth I got it but am so happy to have found it. If you don’t have a baby bundt pan you can use a muffin pan or even a regular loaf pan. I’m all about using what I have! The toppings couldn’t be simpler: a vanilla bean ice cream & caramel sauce! If you want to get fancy you can even garnish with some chopped walnuts!


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Baby Banana Bread Bundts
What you’ll need:
5 over ripe bananas
2 cups flour – all purpose – I like King Arthur
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter -room temperature
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 cap fulls of pure vanilla extract – I really like Madagascar
For topping:
Ice Cream
Caramel Sauce
Walnuts – chopped for garnish (optional)

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine: flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set a side.

2. In a separate bowl, mash your bananas. In your mixer with the whisk attachment, mix: bananas and sugar until creamy (3-4 minutes). Add butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add in dry ingredients (little by little you don’t want flour all over your kitchen) until well blended.

3. Spray your baby bundt pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter into bundt pan equally (this pan made 6 nice size bundts). Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. NOTE: If you are using loaf pans or muffin pans you’ll need to bake them accordingly. Keep an eye on them you don’t want to over cook them.

4. Allow to cool slightly on rack before serving. Add a scoop of ice cream (I used vanilla bean) and then drizzle warm caramel sauce over. You can also garnish with chopped walnuts if you feel like a nut that day !

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    These are very cute yet elegant. What a lovely dessert!

    • 1.1

      Thanks Rachael! They’re oh so easy & perfect for entertaining. You can make them ahead and just warm them slightly before adding the ice cream & caramel sauce!

  2. 2

    The mini bundts are a nice a idea. Cute shot. Can’t wait for some nice ripe bananas!

    • 2.1

      Hi Kim! Thanks so much! That’s a nice compliment coming from you. They’re perfect when you have extra ripe banana’s laying around! So sweet & simple.

  3. 3

    I love those little bundt cake pans. What a great way to serve an elegant banana bread. Great adaptation!

  4. 4

    These look so cute and delicious! I have some over ripe bananas to use up today and was thinking muffins but might have to dig out my baby bundt pan too 🙂

    • 4.1

      Thanks Andrea! I’m glad you’re going to give the baby bundts a go! I make the muffins all the time as well. Great little breakfast item!

  5. 5

    Paula, these look so delicious (and beautiful)! I might just have to have these for breakfast this morning – they look that yummy!

    • 5.1

      Thanks Kristy! They are delish. Sometimes when I make it in a loaf, I slice it thick like French Toast & add a dollop of fresh cream. Oh so good for breakfast.

  6. 6

    Adorable! And sounds absolutely delicious!

  7. 7

    I love bananas in desserts and cakes. And these mini cakes sure do look moist and delicious.

    • 7.1

      Hi Jo! They’re extremely moist & delicious. The trick is whipping them.

  8. 8
    Mylynka /

    mmmmmmmm looks delicious! Lupe <3s banaba bread, so these will have to be made soon!

  9. 9
    Mylynka /

    … BANANA bread, too…. sigh, I should really spell check my posts! 🙂

  10. 10

    How cute is this?! I LOVE it! Now I gotta go get me some of those mini bundt pans!

    • 10.1

      Thanks Kendra! The baby bundts are adorable. If you don’t have a baby bundt pan, you can make it in a muffin pan, a large bundt pan or even a loaf pan. Just be sure to adjust your cooking time!

  11. 11

    that’s a cute banana cake, different from others out there!

  12. 12

    These are just screaming at me….Eat me, eat me, eat me!

    • 12.1

      Well then by all means you MUST make them immediately & eat them! 🙂

  13. 13
    Shannon Gateood /

    Paula… Banana bread is a favorite of my family. We make it often but our quickie recipe starts with a boxed cake mix – it too is very moist. We usually make them in loaves (easy to give away) but I love the idea of serving them as individual bundts. I already have a similar “mini-cakes” pan so I think I will definitely try it this way next time. Thanks for the idea! For Father’s Day, I’m making Todd’s favorite: Bread Pudding!
    I’ve decided to try a chocolate variation this time. Are you a fan of BP? if so, do you have a favorite recipe you use?

    • 13.1

      Hi Shannon! I’m glad you’re going to give the mini version a try! I <3 Bread Pudding but haven't had any in forever. My Grandma used to make it all the time (I'll have to see if Mom has the recipe & will share with me LOL). You know I've been doing all this bread making & that would be a great idea to whip up some bread pudding! I'm sure your chocolate version will turn out fab! What's not to love about chocolate!

  14. 14

    So cute! These would the perfect hostess gifts.

  15. 15

    I absolutely love banana bread. When I became vegan, at the begining baking was a challenge for me. How I was going to bake without eggs?? (milk was easier: just substitute it with soy, rice, almond or any other non-dairy milk). I discovered that the easiest way to substitute eggs were…mashed bananas! In fact, banana bread is the easiest of the vegan baked goods you can do.
    Now I learnt to cook all kind of vegan recipes, not only banana bread, but at the begining it saved my life =)

    • 15.1

      Hi Ksenia! I didn’t know that you could substitute eggs for bananas! Although I’m not a vegan, it’s a great tip. Thanks 4 sharing 🙂

  16. 16

    LOVE mini bundts – your banana bread sounds fab, too! 🙂

  17. 17

    I love bundt cakes! Especially mini cakes! Fun..!

  18. 18

    This is a wonderful recipe. Every time I’ve made it, my guests ooooh and ahhhh and ask for the recipe!

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    Judith /

    Mini banana bundt cakes….perfect for tea time with the grandchildren. Yummy!

  20. 20
    Mylynka /

    This makes me want to go bake some bundt cakes for National BUNDT day! and winning the cookbook would be an added bonus, of course!

  21. 21

    Looks yummy! Bundt cakes are always soooo good.

  22. 22
    Ali /

    Looks so yummy! I’d love to win the cook book to try out some new bundt cakes 🙂

  23. 23
    Marilyn Purcell /

    What a cute idea….I’m thinking of making them as early Christmas presents for my book club…we have a meeting December 3rd…sweet!

  24. 24
    Anna /

    I hope to make this recipe, it looks delicious! As always, your photos are superb!

  25. 25

    I would love to win the cookbook!


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