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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

My kids were having friends over to play so I decided to make them some banana bread. I wanted to try something different and found a recipe for a cinnamon swirl banana bread at Lovin’ From The Oven that looked and sounded delicious. I adapted the recipe a bit by adding cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to the batter. It was quite easy to make and made my house smell absolutely incredible while it baked. I served the bread with a big plate of fresh fruit for a tasty and fun afternoon snack that all of the kids loved.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small loaf pan with cooking spray.

Mix the mashed bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together with a beater until creamy.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together in a separate bowl then mix well. Gently add the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Don’t over mix.

Mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.

Add half of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Add the rest of the batter, and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven then let it cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Slice and serve with butter if desired. Enjoy.

 

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Banana Bread:
  • 3 very ripe bananas smashed up
  • cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp ground cloves
  • tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon Layer:
  • cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Mix the mashed bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together with a beater until creamy.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together in a separate bowl then mix well. Gently add the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Don't over mix.
  • Mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
  • Add half of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan. Add the rest of the batter, and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven then let it cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Slice and serve with butter if desired. Enjoy.
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23 Comments

  1. Looks AMAZING Pam! I’m always looking for new banana recipes and this is perfect! Will be giving this one a try –pinning!

  2. Good morning Pam, That bread looks fantastic, gorgeous!!!! yum yum!!!!!.

  3. I make a banana bread very similar to this…it’s soooooo good. Great twist on the classic version!

  4. I always have over ripe bananas and I’m always looking for different ways of making banana cake and muffins. I love the idea of using cinnamon sugar in the middle. Can’t wait to try it.

  5. I left my guys with regular banana bread when I went to Florida last week, and it was long gone when I returned. I’ll bet they would love the cinnamon swirl option!

  6. I make cinnamon swirl bread often but I never thought to add banana. Great idea. Thanks for the reicpe.

  7. you sure know how to get my salivary glands a-workin’! this is one of the most magnificent versions of banana bread ever created.

  8. What a great mom you are serving something so yummy (and fairly healthy!) at a play date. I’ll have to try this next time, I predict the little ones will gobble it up in no time.

  9. what a fun and tasty twist on banana bread. I have never made it from scratch before!

  10. I like to try different banana bread recipes. I should try this version with cinnamon next time.

  11. Tammy Bondiskey says:

    Have to make this today for my 4 wounderful kids before they get home from school! It looks and sounds delicious:)

  12. If I am falling short of a banana sometimes … how can I substitute or alter the recipe ?? Pls suggest