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Healthy Banana Bread – Cake Pops

It is no surprise that I have a mild addiction great love for my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker.   Since I discovered the little jewel back in July I have used it to make everything from quick cinnamon rolls for breakfast to cornbread muffin pops for dinner and even corndog pops for snacks in between.    There is no doubt in my mind that everyone needs a Cake Pop Maker – and not just for cake pops, even though these reindeer and snowmen were a huge hit at our Christmas Parties – but for quick, easy, fun eating at every meal.

With my New Years Resolution to be “Eating Clean” by the end of the year, I knew I was going to have to make a few adjustments to my Cake Pop Making Madness – and set out to find delicious, healthy Cake Pop recipes.  I am excited to share my favorite one so far – Healthy Banana Bread, Cake Pop Style!

Healthy Banana Bread Pops

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 slightly beaten egg whites
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 3/4 c organic sugar cane crystals
  • 1/4 canola oil
  • 1/8 c water

Start by mashing your bananas with a fork.  Over-ripe browned bananas work best.  To ripen them more quickly you can put them in the refrigerator overnight.   In a medium bowl combine mashed bananas, sugar crystals, oil, and egg whites and mix well.

In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients until evenly distributed.   Then pour dry ingredients directly into banana mixture and stir.   Add water to thin batter to a cake batter like consistency for easy scooping into your Babycakes Cake Pop Maker.

Heat your Cake Pop Maker until the green light comes on, and then scoop one heaping teaspoon of banana bread into each hole.   Close the lid and cook for 3 minutes or until center is completely cooked.

Pop each Banana Bread Pop onto a plate and let cool.   Now you can enjoy “just a bite” of yummy, healthy banana bread whenever you like!

These Pops were another huge hit at our house, and something I know I will cook again and again – next time probably adding in a cup of chopped walnuts to make Banana Nut Bread Pops.   I love that these are more “clean” than some of the other Cake Pops I have made, so I can feel better about eating a few alongside the ones I made for my family.

Just add this to the list of reasons I believe EVERYONE should own a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker!

 


Comments

  1. Love it! Pinned it!

  2. These I am excited to make!!!!

  3. Looks soo yummy!!

  4. Ok. THIS recipe nearly convinces me that I need one …. Which would make my four year old happy. She has been asking for one for months!

  5. Hello! Thanks for posting this recipe. I’m dying to use my Babycakes maker again but can’t really justify making another batch of chocolate cake pops if I don’t have anyone else to share them with! The Banana Bread ones should do the trick. :) When you make other batters in the Babycake maker, do you adjust the recipe for the pop maker or keep it as is? I have many cake recipes that I would like to try but I am worried they will not come out correctly. Thanks for any info you can provide!

    • Hey Amy! I have used all kinds of stuff in my Cake Pops maker and have had success with everything using the original recipe – EXCEPT Duncan Hines cakes and double fudge brownies LOL I think they are too “heavy” so they do not rise properly. Pillsbury Funfetti works the best for cake pops, but I have used pancake batter, blueberry muffin mix, and even canned cinnamon rolls and they have all been perfect. OH – and the Jiffy mix and cut up hot dog for bite sized corn dogs… sooo yummy. If you click at the top of my blog on “Cake Pops” you can see all of the different recipes and stuff I have tried out – but for the ones that have worked, I have not changed the recipe :)

  6. little bite sized banana bread – yes! This makes me want a cake-pop maker!

  7. Wonderful!, my bf just bought me this machine and i began to look for more recipes and this one i will definetily be making… i am just curious about how many cakepops do you make with these ammounts?, we are only 2 at home so, i don’t know if making 48 is a good idea…
    Thank you for your really inspiring recipes :)

    • HA! Yes, I have not quite figured out how to NOT make a TON of pops! One Pillsbury Funfetti box (which is what I use most often for the cake kind since it works best) makes like 72 pops! LOL The banana bread is better with 48 – BUT they also freeze nicely. I put 6 of them in the little snack Ziplock baggies, and you can microwave them for like 15-20 seconds and it is like you just pulled them out of the maker :)

      • Thanks for your answer, but i live in Holland and i don’t think i can find Pillsbury’s… i do like making my own mix and for now i am trying to collect nice recipes for this really nice machine…

        But i like the idea of freezing them… :)

        Have a nice sunday

  8. Hey btw, i looked on a website that sells products from the US here in The Netherlands and they do sell pillsburry’s funfetti mix and frosting… is a little expensive but at least i know that the option does exist.

    Also, even going a bit off topic, i’ve just made “churros” balls… i made a bisquick clone recipe found on another website and followed a betty crocker churro recipe that i altered a bit to use it on the cpm… they taste quite similar, but the sugar and cinammon do not stick as well as with churros and i needed to keep them a bit longer than 6 minutes, not sure how much, but i was using a toothpick to check that they were cooked through, and they are nice and crunchy…

    Your recipes have really inspired me to go and try! thanks!

  9. Well, another addict here! LOL…
    I’ve just made these wonders… absolutely fantastic!!
    but i did alter the recipe a bit… i only use normal flour and some rolled oats, i used less sugar, 1 whole egg and instead of oil, i did use applesauce again and i did add walnuts to the mix and ooooh my…

  10. I had no idea it was so versatile! These would be perfect for b’fast on the go.

  11. I just got the flip over babycakes cake pop maker and cant wait to try some of your recipes! I made pancakes this morning and my one year old son loved them!

  12. Tracie Brown says:

    First off, I have never seen a cake pop maker and that is AWESOME! I might just have to get one myself! I also love the idea that this is healthy banana bread, instead of cake! What a great idea :)

  13. Mya Murphy says:

    a cake pop maker??? Sounds interesting!!! myamurphy@mail.com

  14. Well, I just made these Healthy Banana Bread cake-pops with fresh bananas from my yard :-) They turned out wonderful! After the 1st batch, I tried adding some semi-sweet chocolate chips – only 3 per cake pop – just to get my chocolate fix! My husband had several of them – actually lost count – and plans on taking a couple dozen into his co-workers tomorrow!

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