Easy, fast, and quick Chiquita banana bread recipe ready to eat in 50 min. This recipe is all made in one bowl reducing the number of items to wash. It only takes 5 active minutes to put the dough together. I love making banana bread as my entire house smells so good from the baking.
Chiquita Banana Bread Mix
I tried many store-bought banana bread mixes. By far, my most favorite one is the Chiquita Banana bread mix. The ingredient list is short, the first ingredient is wheat flour, and it also has banana flakes. It is also low-fat and has no preservatives added. My family loves the taste of the bread too. The mix is no longer available in my local Winco Foods, but Walmart has it. Just look in the banana (produce) section. Below is a link to Amazon as well. The 12 boxes pack seems to be the cheapest way to buy it.
No bananas, no problem. If you run out of bananas you are not alone. I often find myself with a banana mix but no bananas. Check out our banana bread without bananas recipe for an idea of how to make this delicious banana bread without having bananas.
Banana Bread Paired With Yogurt
When I eat banana bread, I like pairing it with yogurt. Not only I like the taste better, but also the yogurt and bread health benefits are boosted. Check out our homemade yogurt from scratch recipe that requires less than 5 minutes of active time to make. You don’t even need a yogurt maker!
Seeds interact favorably with yogurt and aid nutrients’ absorption. Hence, I usually grind all sorts of seeds and put them into the banana bread dough. My favorite seeds to grind are golden and brown flax seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Hemp seeds are a great addition too. They give the final bread a volume boost too!
Feel free to add other ingredients to the mix. We love adding chocolate chips, walnuts, blueberries to name a few. Also, check out our banana bread from scratch if you don’t have a Chiquita mix handy.
There are several kitchen equipment tools you need for this recipe. If you don’t have already those on hand, here is what I like cooking with. I love baking loaves of bread with this circle pan. I use my husband’s coffee grinder for grinding the seeds. The handheld mixer is just a plain one. You will also need some basics such as measuring cups, mixing bowl and a knife to cut the masterpiece with!
Banana bread from Chiquita mix and seeds
- 1 Chiquita banana bread mix
- 1 large egg
- 2 medium bananas over-ripe
1/4 cup of variety ground seeds
- 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 tbsp golden flax seeds
- 1/2 tbsp brown flax seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1/2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- Wash hands with soap and water. Check out our article about how to wash hands properly
- Gather all ingredients together.
- Scrub 2 bananas with a clean vegetable brush under running water.
- Grind all seeds of your choice with a coffee grinder or any tool you have available in the kitchen. You can also buy already ground seeds. You will need 1/4 cup of ground seeds to put into the batter.
- Peel and mash 2-3 well-ripe bananas with a fork (you can mash them into the mixing bowl where you will mix all ingredients later)
- Grease and flour the bread loaf pan with 1 tbsp avocado oil and some whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius)
- Add all wet ingredients together: 1 egg, 2 over-ripe mashed bananas, 1/3 cup warm water and an additional 1 tbsp warm water
- Mix well with a mixer or a whisk
- Add all dry ingredients: 1 Chiquita banana bread mix and 1/4 cup ground seeds
- Mix well with a mixer or a whisk for 1-2 minutes until all ingredients are wet and well mixed. Sometimes I won't split ingredients and will just add everything together and mix. I haven't noticed a huge difference in the final product.
- Pour batter in greased and floured bread loaf pan
- Bake in the preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about 50 minutes if using rectangular bread loaf pan or about 45 minutes if using the circle one
- I like using the circle cake baking pan for the banana bread because it bakes quicker (about 5 minutes faster) and also is better baked in the middle of the bread
- Check with wooden toothpick if the bread is done. Poke the bread with a toothpick and if there is nothing sticking to the toothpick (the toothpick is clean) then the bread is all done!
- I grind all types of seeds ahead of time and store in an airtight container for several days. I use the seeds in many recipes such as loaves of bread, pancakes, muffins, etc. It is easier and quicker to grind more seeds at one time versus every time I need them for a recipe.
- You can buy already ground seeds at the store too if you don't have a tool to grind them yourself or want to save time.
- I don't grind the hemp seeds.
- Sometimes I will also rotate the batter midway of the baking (around 20-30 minutes into the baking) to ensure the bread is baked evenly.
- We are extremely excited to announce we are now using the saferecipeguide.org guidelines to make our recipe safe-friendly. We will slowly be incorporating the safe recipe guidelines into our recipe instructions!
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