Coffee Filter Banana Bread


bb0.pngI woke up today craving homemade banana bread. Sadly I had to face the tough reality; I only had one ripe banana, and I was feeling too lazy to run to the store just for bananas. Luckily cravings for me breed creativity, so I came up with the genius idea of making a mini loaf of banana bread in a coffee filter! 

I sized down my go-to banana bread recipe, and lo and behold, I created this amazing banana bread loaf that basically looks like an oversized muffin! It’s so cute that I just want to make mini banana bread all the time! Who needs full-sized anyways!

This recipe is super easy to make, and pretty healthy as far as banana bread goes!

Coffee Filter Banana Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes.

Cook Time: 20 minutes.


  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used canola, but you can use any oil; coconut oil works great!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use himalayan salt)
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar (optional; I actually left this out because my banana was very ripe and sweet)
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Place coffee filter in oven-safe glass bowl, and brush with a little oil to help remove the banana bread more easily.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, and egg. Add banana and vanilla extract, and whisk until smooth – I like having small banana chunks left!
  • Next, add in baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg. Lastly, add flour and mix well to avoid lumps. Do not overmix.
  • Fold in chocolate chips using a silicone spatula, then pour the banana bread mixture into the coffee filter, and place in the oven.
  • Cook for ~17-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.


After 20 minutes or so, remove from oven and let cool for ~5 minutes.


The banana bread should come out of the filter pretty easily. Enjoy!


Let me know if you try out this recipe or the crazy coffee filter method!



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