A friend of mine hosted a “games night” the other weekend, so I decided to make Bananagrams bread. I LOVE the game Bananagrams. If you’ve never heard of it, but like Scrabble, this is the game for you to buy!
I looked on-line to see if anyone else had attempted this feat & sure enough someone had! Here was my model photo:
Ingredients: 1 tub of cream cheese frosting (per loaf) and…I doubled this recipe because I made TWO versions of Bananagram Breads!
Measure out the flour
Pre-heat the oven to 375
Add the sugar
We used a standing mixer, but a handheld mixer is fine, too!
Mix together the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder)
Mash up the bananas in a separate bowl
Mash them up, but leave some bumps
Add the vanilla to the dry mixture
Add the eggs and (softened) butter & mix gently for a minute or so- until the ingredients have fully mixed
Lastly, add in the mashed bananas to the bowl and mix until gooey
Grease your small 8×8 inch pan(s) and add a little flour (not necessary, but not bad to)
Pour the mixture out into the pan(s)
With a spoon, distribute the mixture evenly out in the pan(s)
Put the pan(s) in the oven at 375 for about an hour- keep an eye on them, though, as every oven is a little different!
While the bread is baking, color the frosting
Scoop out the frosting into a small bowl & add a little yellow dye
Once the bread is done, set it out to cool for at least 30 minutes.
Frost the entire loaf of banana bread
Decorate the top with decorator’s tips and white & brown frosting tubes (Wilton’s):
Break apart graham crackers and write letters on the top, to look like Bananagrams letters
Draw the Bananagrams bag and decorate
Option 1 complete:
Cut out the banana bread to look like a banana
Frost the shape with the yellow frosting
With a damp cloth or paper towel, gently wipe away excess frosting from around the bottom of the bread
Decorate broken apart pieces of graham cracker and decorate with decorator’s tips and frosting to look like Bananagram letters
With the decorator’s tips and frosting tubes, decorate the top of the banana bread to look like a Bananagrams bag
My finished product!