Banana Bread Marshmallows

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These Deceiving Names!

These Banana Bread Marshmallows are soft, pillowy, and delicious treats with a breathtaking aroma of ripe bananas and spices. It’s like a slice of banana bread in you…coffee!

Well, banana bread in your coffee doesn’t sound very appealing to me. If it does to you, I cannot judge you, we are only humans (But…wait…seriously?)

As you can assume ain’t bread being involved in these marshmallows. It’s just another deceiving name. Like no monkeys or bananas being involved in Monkey bread.

I’ve already had some thoughts regarding this culinary issue. Recently, David has shared a recipe for delicious Italian Cream Cupcakes, and that post reminded me how food names could mislead us.

A coffee cake which doesn’t have any coffee? I don’t get it! Tea cakes or biscuits (Which are a very common thing in some countries including Russia) don’t make sense either. Would you like to say you cannot have a tea cake with coffee or milk or a coffee cake with tea? Count me out.

Next, pumpkin spice latte without any pumpkin (However, last year I found some places adding real pumpkin puree along with spices). Apple pie tea which has nothing to deal with a cake. Seriously, once I bought something called Apple Pie *** which had only cinnamon from all spices being used in a pie.

Banana Bread Marshmallows

On the other hand, I get it. Adding a few additional words to the name might sound and look eye-catching. Banana Bread Marshmallows sound more intriguing rather than just Banana Marshmallows. Also, SEO said this name was too short:)

Besides, these marshmallows are quite damn tasty. Please note that thanks to using banana mash, the marshmallows will have slightly heavier and less airy consistency than any other version. Like a banana bread!

Talking of banana bread, I’ve made it only once, and that was the recipe…David shared. What a coincidence, David!

Anyway, whatever you name these marshmallows, their taste will be great! For a summer version, grill some banana bread and top it with Banana Bread Marshmallows.

P.S. I also need to thank David for this post inspiration. I had been delaying with this recipe for a month cause I didn’t have any ideas for the post:)

14 thoughts on “Banana Bread Marshmallows

  1. Shashi at Savory Spin says:

    So, Ben, while I might not want a slice of banana bread in my coffee, I would LOVE a slice of banana bread WITH my coffee – or, what would be even better than a slice of banana bread with my coffee? Why a half dozen of these delicious marshmallows! What a brilliant idea to add mashed bananas to marshmallows! Brilliant!

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    Haha…so glad I was able to be your muse for this post, Ben! And what a perfect post topic since I happen to love banana bread! I grew up eating banana bread quite often as my Mom was always baking a loaf…but I don’t think I’ve ever had banana bread in marshmallow form. Now with that said, I have had banana’s foster flavored coffee. That might sound a little funky, but I’m here to tell you that it was good! Anyways, I need to give these marshmallows a try! Hope you had an awesome weekend, my friend! :-)
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  3. Marissa says:

    First of all, how had I never thought about there being no coffee in coffee cake? duh. ;) These look incredibly good. They’d be a fun twist for smores too…and the scraps would be awesome in brownies or as a jazzed up rocky road ice cream. As you see, you’ve got my wheels turning.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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  4. Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says:

    Banana bread marshmallow? Wow! You are so right, indeed names can be deceiving. But whatever be the name I am in love with these. They look really soft. I can seriously imagine the delish aroma of bananas and spices. Banana bread and top it with Banana Bread Marshmallows sound like a great pairing, Ben. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
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