Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

This is my favorite banana bread. It is packed with flavor and very moist and I love the crunch from the cinnamon sugar topping... mmm.  It's really yummy. You should definitely try it!!

-Banana Bread-
3 very ripe bananas, smashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, room temperature and beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups flour

-Cinnamon Swirl-
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and four a 9x5 loaf pan
  2. Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together. Sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture.
  3. Gently and gradually stir/fold in the flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
  4. In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to create the cinnamon swirl mixture.
  5. Add 1/2 of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle half, or a little 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.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes, but remember, if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan, be careful and keep a close eyeball on it! It's ready when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


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