Mini Rum Raisin Banana Breads

Mini Rum Raisin Banana Breads

Golden rum-soaked raisins stud these moist baby loaves of banana bread.

25 min. prep time
15 servings
252 Ratings



3/4 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup rum*
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 large (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons rum**
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons turbinado (raw) sugar, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease bottoms only of 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.

Combine raisins and 1/3 cup rum in bowl. Microwave 1 minute. Set aside to cool slightly.

Combine 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add bananas, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed just until flour is moistened. Stir in raisin mixture.

Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove to cooling rack. 

Combine all glaze ingredients except powdered sugar and turbinado sugar in bowl. Microwave 30-35 seconds until butter is melted; stir until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar until well mixed. Spread glaze over warm loaves. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if desired.

*Substitute 2 teaspoons rum extract and enough water to equal 1/3 cup.

**Substitute 2 teaspoons milk and 1/8 teaspoon rum extract.

Recipe Tip

- Raw brown sugar, or turbinado, is a coarse sugar that is nice for topping baked goods. Look for it near the other sugars in the baking aisle of the supermarket.

- For easy gift giving, bake loaves in mini aluminum foil loaf pans.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 150

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 25g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14688©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This turned out great. Definitely use rum forvraisins and glaze. 1/3 cup of rum is not to much.
The mini loaves turned out great. I used the exact amounts of ingredients and got 4 mini loaves (12 x 5cm). They were moist and soft, not dense. And the aroma was incredibly good. I'll sure bake these loaves again. The mini sizes are nice too because you can easily share one loaf or two. Thanks Land O'Lakes for this recipe.

By the way, I used only 65ml rum because I felt that 1/3 cup was too much. And the loaves were still moist enough.

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