Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

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Sometimes I think I buy bananas so they can sit on my counter and get over-ripe just so I can make a delicious treat.  With how amazing this cinnamon swirled banana bread was, I might just buy bananas every week so that I always have over-ripe bananas on hand!  This bread was AMAZING!!  My hubby took a bite of this and was screaming, This is the best banana bread you have ever made!!  This honestly felt like to me that it was a snickerdoodle banana bread.  The cinnamon was swirled through the middle AND the top of the bread had like a cinnamon sugary crust.  Wow.  Enough talking.  Use us those over-ripe bananas and make this as fast as you can!  Or go and buy some and let them get over-ripe.  You will love this!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed:  Nothing
Things that I would do differently next time: I would put more of the cinnamon sugar in the middle than on top.  The top was awesome but I did have a little excess cinnamon sugar.  I am also going to try a glaze on top.  1/2 powdered sugar and 1 TBS heavy cream.  Doesn’t that sound heavenly?
Will I make this again?  Heck yes

3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
1/3 Cup melted Butter
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon Swirl:
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs Cinnamon

1.  Preheat your oven to 350.  Grease and flour a loaf pan.  I used a 9×5.
2. Mix bananas, sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla together.
3. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt on top.  Gently mix in the flour.  Be careful not to over-mix!
4.  Add half of the batter in the greased pan.  Spoon the cinnamon mixture on top of this.  Use most of it, only leaving a little to sprinkle on the top.
5.  Add the rest of the batter and then sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar on top.
6.  Bake for 50-60 minutes.  (Mine took 50) and adjust the baking time if you are using a smaller loaf pan.  

Recipe from Lovin in the Oven



  1. mila says

    This recipe is a keeper..sooo good! It is perfectly moist ..only thing I did different was put more then one layer of the cinnamon sugar in the middle. Thanks for a perfect recipe! Oh..and chocolate chips in the bread make it more amazing :)

  2. Pioneer Girl says

    I made this on a day ago and my 10-year old ate it up. Sooo good! I did add some brown sugar to my cinnamon mixture. Also I substituted some of the white flour with flax meal and whole wheat flour. Now he wants more, so I am going to continue to experiment. I am using coconut oil instead of butter, and I am adding walnuts to the swirl (a request from my son.

    I looked at several other recipes but came back to this one. It is delish! and had fewer ingredients..

  3. Michelle says

    I am new to baking so I wanted to verify one ingredient , is it baking soda like arm & hammer or baking powder?

  4. Scarlet says

    Made this bread…DELISH! Then made it into muffins… Wowza!
    I also added pecans to the swirl in the muffins.
    I’m finding myself buying more bananas than I know will be eaten just to make this recipe!
    This is my favorite banana bread recipe, thanks for sharing!


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