I’ve got a secret to share with you…I don’t eat bananas! I love banana bread, banana nut scones, banana bars, and I put bananas in my smoothies, but I have no memory of ever eating a plain banana. My family loves bananas though, so when I buy them, I always buy extra so that I can use them in my smoothies and my baked treats. Today I am sharing an Easy Banana Bread recipe with a secret ingredient: MIRACLE WHIP!
Over the past few months, I’ve learned that MIRACLE WHIP Dressing isn’t just a must-have for giving dips and salads a kick; as the weather cools down, you can take your holiday and seasonal menus – whether for a fall party with friends or Thanksgiving dinner with the family – to the next level with the one-of-a-kind bold, tangy flavor of MIRACLE WHIP in apps, entrees and even desserts. It was a delicious addition to the banana bread. Everyone in my family loved it!
To make the banana bread, start by whisking together mashed bananas, an egg and the MIRACLE WHIP.
Mix the flour, sugar, walnuts, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until just moistened. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean.
Oh my…did we ever enjoy this banana bread! I made it last Saturday which was a beautiful fall day with a chill in the air. My kids could smell it baking in the oven and couldn’t wait to try it. I took the banana bread out of the oven, quickly took my pictures and we were able to savor the bread while it was still warm!
- 1 egg
- ½ cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
- 1-1/3 cups mashed fully ripe bananas about 3
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- HEAT oven to 350ºF.
- BEAT egg, dressing and bananas in large bowl with whisk until blended. Mix remaining ingredients. Add to banana mixture; stir just until moistened.
- POUR into 9x5-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.
- BAKE 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min.; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
Be proud to entertain your family and friends this season and make things easier by planning a menu that takes dishes up a notch with one of these amazing recipes that has MIRACLE WHIP as an ingredient! From kicking off a holiday bash with Curried Chicken Appetizer Bites to topping off a great dinner party with a Heavenly Chocolate Cake, add the sweet and tangy taste of MIRACLE WHIP to your menu. When I looked at the recipes on the MIRACLE WHIP website, I couldn’t believe that MIRACLE WHIP was a key ingredient in some recipes – who knew you could add it to banana bread, Curry-Roasted Cauliflower and Creamy Homemade Mac N Cheese with Bacon!
Seasonal and holiday recipes don’t have to feel expected or be a time suck to prepare – sometimes a savory pizza (Mediterranean Pizza) or delicious dip (Bacon Cheddar Onion Dip) can be both surprising and quick party hits during the busy holiday entertaining season.
For more ideas on holiday fare and menus that won’t go unnoticed, visit www.MiracleWhip.com. MIRACLE WHIP and Proud of It #proudofit