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Something Sweet! Banana Recipes!

So  instead of a “normal” blog , I think I’ll chat about something else for this post.

The other day I got the baking bug, and decided to do up a whack load of banana  muffins.
Super tasty and surprisingly healthy, also good for the colon (which is a plus sometimes).
So while in the midst of my baking spree I realized  I accidentally made too much batter, what to do? I didn’t really want to waste it so I had two options. Make another dozen muffins, or turn it into something else.  I had already made a dozen muffins and was all muffined out so I decided to get creative.

The original recipe for the muffins were as followed.

banana muffins


Now what to use my left over batter for? Hmm, well it’s already banana-y, so let’s make this a little more classy (and add a little something extra for the adults).

So, here’s what I did.
I took a medium-sized round cake pan and layer the bottom with thinly sliced bananas.
Next, I covered all the bananas with about one cup of brown sugar, you can add a little extra if you need to. The bananas should be completely covered in order to caramelize. I then added two shots of rum into the leftover batter. I just swirled it in like you would pour maple syrup on your pancakes. Add the batter on top of the sugar and bananas and bake on the middle rack for 20-30 minutes at around 320-350. It depends on how your oven heats, but mine took around 25 minutes. I occasionally checked with a fork to make sure the batter was rising properly. The result is a slightly fancier banana bread, with a gorgeous caramel sauce on top. It was destroyed in under 5 minutes and I’ll definitely be making it again. 🙂

Banana upside down cake


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Category: Desserts, Food, Friday Food Frenzy, Recipes, Weekly Themes

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A number of years ago I went blind, and as a result found out I had Multiple Sclerosis. After my diagnosis, I attended a new high school for the visually impaired. That is where I met the love of my life, my husband Dylan. Dylan helped me get through becoming blind and find joy in life again. Shortly after graduating, we moved to Ottawa together and in December of 2011, we were married. A year later we welcomed our beautiful son Marshall to the world. In 2015, after two miscarriages we welcomed our beautiful rainbow baby Charlotte into the world. It hasn't been easy adjusting to being blind and living with M.S on a daily basis , and being a mom of two on top of everything. Life has been... lets say challenging! But oh so worth it!

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  1. Brenda A says:

    Very creative and looks delicious! I love to make big double batches of banana muffins. Freezing them is the best way to always have quick and healthy snacks and lunch treats for the kids.

  2. Julie Bolduc says:

    Yummyyyyy this sounds so good im going to try it

  3. Laurie P says:

    Will have to try this out the next time we do banana bread. Grandma’s recipe is similar, we’ll have to show her your version!

  4. Karen E. Hill says:

    That looks so yummy I am now having to go and make it tomorrow.

  5. KD says:

    A banana upside down cake! That’s such a neat idea!

  6. Wendy Jabkowski says:

    Such a great idea and my baby loves bananas!

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    Oh yum, your banana bread looks like such a treat!

  8. Tara Gauthier says:

    This looks so delicious, can’t wait to make it as my family loves banana bread!

  9. Heidi C. says:

    My kids are big banana fans so I am definitely going to make the muffins!

  10. Cate B says:

    Oh my, that banana “bread” looks devine – no wonder it was devoured! 🙂 Thanks for sharing these yummy recipies.

  11. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Love anything baked with banana – love the idea of a banana upside down cake! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Suzie M says:

    I like making big batches to have on hand

  13. Lynda Cook says:

    Oh wow your upside down cake looks awesome! I think I’m going to make this. I love the little twist you did by adding rum, thanks for being so creative and sharing with us!!

  14. kathy downey says:

    omg banana upside down cake,this look amazing.A keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  15. JaimeeM says:

    Creative! Although I dont think my hubby would dig into this recipe.

  16. D Black says:

    Interesting. Never heard of Banana Upside Down Cake before.

  17. Anne Taylor says:

    These sound like delicious recipes! I especially love the bottom one!

  18. kathy downey says:

    Tried it and i tastes as good as it looks

  19. kathy downey says:

    We had this over the holidays everyone love it

  20. kathy downey says:

    This is my grandsons favorite recipe

  21. Sumeet says:

    Amazing recipe. My baby loves bananas and this would make it more fun to feed her. I love homemade stuff as it is healthier. Thanks for sharing the recipe

  22. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I LOVE this recipe especially because I love banana bread which is similar. The muffins make it easy to be able to pack it in my lunch

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