If you grew up eating sliced bananas on your bowls of cereal then you're going to love this simple colorful banana bread and Fruity Pebbles recipe!
This is a moist banana bread packed with a tropical flavor that requires no additional effort to achieve and then topped with a glaze and colorful cereal pieces.
Every bite of this banana bread with cereal is packed with fun flavors, colors, and sweetness. If you love bananas and cereal then this fruity pebbles recipe should be right up your alley.
Even better is that you can use up the leftover cereal at the bottom of the bag that no one wants to touch (it happens at your house too, right?) Once baked, the cereal doesn't feel stale but instead gets a brand new take on life and a new chance to be reborn as something delicious- a fruity glazed banana bread.
Why This Recipe Works
- Simplicity at its finest. Made with just a few simple ingredients and without dirtying every dish in the house, it's as easy to make as you can imagine.
- Quick prep. It's so fast to throw together that the batter can be ready in the same time it takes for the oven to preheat.
- It's always popular. Banana bread doesn't need a time of the year to make an entrance at your house. It's evergreen and always well-received.
For the bread, you will need:
Ripe bananas- You will need some ripe spotted bananas to make this banana bread well flavored and sweeter.
Vegetable oil- Adding in vegetable oil will give the bread the necessary fats needed to stay moist.
Baking soda- Use baking soda as a leaving agent to help the bread puff up nicely as it bakes.
Salt- This is a natural flavor enhancer and will make the bread taste delicious!
Vanilla extract- You will need some vanilla extract to help with the flavor enhancement.
Egg- Use an egg to help bind the bread together so it doesn't turn out too crumbly.
Sugars- You will need a combination of granulated sugar and brown sugar to make this bread sweet and to give it a nice depth of flavor.
All-purpose flour- This is the structural base of the recipe.
Fruity Pebbles cereal- To scatter color throughout your loaf and to add a nice tropical fruity flavor to every slice, you'll want some Fruity Pebbles cereal.
For the glaze, you will need:
Powdered sugar- For a sweet and smooth consistency, you'll want to use powdered sugar.
Vanilla- This is a flavor enhancer.
Milk- Use milk (or water) to get the icing to the perfect drizzling consistency.
Fruity Pebbles cereal- Topping the glaze with some Fruity Pebbles cereal will make your loaf look so much more colorful and inviting.
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make Fruity Pebbles banana bread with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8x4 bread pan. Set it aside.
Add peeled ripe bananas to a mixing bowl.
Use a fork to mash them well until no large chunks remain.
Add the cooking oil.
Stir well to combine.
Mix in the baking soda and salt.
Add in the vanilla, egg, and sugar and stir until well mixed.
Add the flour.
Stir until just blended and no white streaks remain. Do not overmix.
Add fruity pebbles.
Fold together until well distributed.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.
Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
While the banana bread is cooling, add the glaze ingredients to a bowl.
Whisk together until smooth.
Drizzle over the top of the banana bread.
Sprinkle the top with additional fruity pebbles cereal.
Let set for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
🍴 Recipe Tips
When making this easy banana bread recipe you could (if desired) add up to 1 additional cup of Fruity Pebbles into the banana bread. Adding in one cup more would change the flavor for a stronger Fruity Pebbles taste and add even more color to every slice.
You can choose to do this or not, personally, I feel that 1 cup is perfect but with this recipe being pretty versatile there's no reason not to try it in different ways and see what tastes best to your own tastebuds. You're sure to love banana bread with fruity pebbles either way.
If you keep the cereal banana bread well covered or in an airtight container at room temperature, you can expect it to last about 3-5 days and still taste great. Do note that the cereal on top may become a bit stale as the bread ages.
Yes, you can freeze this bread but if you do it then I recommend not adding the glaze and Fruity Pebbles on top until after the bread has thawed. This will keep it tasting great without any glaze-thawing issues.
More great banana recipes to try
- Eggless Banana Bread
- Banana Pound Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze
- Mango Banana Bread
- Red Velvet Banana Bread
Fruity Pebbles Banana Bread
- 1 ½ cups Mashed bananas (about 2-3 ripe) ($0.75)
- ⅓ cup Vegetable oil ($0.18)
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda ($0.01)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt ($0.02)
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract ($0.04)
- 1 large Egg ($0.08)
- ½ cup Granulated sugar ($0.11)
- 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour ($0.12)
- 1 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal ($1.00)
- 1 cup Powdered sugar ($0.23)
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract ($0.01)
- 1 ½ Tablespoon Milk ($0.01)
- 2 Tablespoons Fruity Pebbles for decoration *optional ($0.01)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8x4 bread pan. Set it aside.
- Add peeled ripe bananas to a mixing bowl.
- Use a fork to mash them well until no large chunks remain.
- Add the cooking oil. Stir well to combine.
- Mix in the baking soda and salt.
- Add in the vanilla, egg, and sugar and stir until well mixed.
- Add the flour. Stir until just blended and no white streaks remain. Do not overmix.
- Add fruity pebbles. Fold together until well distributed.
- Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.
- Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
- While the banana bread is cooling, add the glaze ingredients to a bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
- Drizzle over the top of the banana bread. Sprinkle the top with additional fruity pebbles cereal.
- Let set for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!