I know it’s time to make banana bread when I see some over-ripe bananas in my bowl of fruits. Not surprisingly, I have more banana bread recipes than any other kind of bread in my collection. So far I have made banana bread with blueberries, with chocolate chips, with coconut and there’s even one cooked in a slow cooker. This banana bread recipe is simple and yet incredibly good. Cinnamon sugar was spread in the center of the batter and sprinkled on top as well. The result was moist banana bread with a delicious crunchy top. My husband loves this bread; one slice is not enough for him. I know it’s really good when my family asks for more.
- 3 large over-ripe bananas
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1½ cups flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease and flour 9X5 inch loaf pan.
- Mash bananas in large mixing bowl. Add butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together; mix well. Sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
- In a small bowl, mix together the ⅓ cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon.
- Add ½ 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.
- Bake in the center of the oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on rack before removing from pan.
- Serve and enjoy!
This is my go-to recipe. My teenage boys require I make two loaves so they can each have one! I make it probably once a month. It’s perfect!
I can relate; I have three boys 🙂 Take care!
Loved it!! Easy and so delicious! Best banana bread I’ve baked. Will certainly keep making and sharing. I followed the recipe exactly and was surprised that no milk was needed. Thanks!
Glad you were able to try this recipe and had success with it. Take care and thanks for writing!
The only other banana bread recipes that I typically bake are my Grandmother’s and or Joanna Gaines’. Tried this one out tonight for a yummy, cinnamon filled change up—and I’m in love! Adding this to my usual rotation. Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome Sarah!
Thank you so much for the recipe. So delicious. I made one Wednesday night, it was gone that quickly so i made another one Thursday evening, adding one more banana, decreasing amount of flour. Thx again.
You’re welcome Dina! Glad you liked the recipe. Take care and thanks for the feedback 🙂
This banana bread is so so delicious! Hubby and I just sampled it warm, and we both loved it! I’m not the biggest fan of banana bread normally, but I am definitely planning to make this again. The cinnamon swirl does it for me. Thanks so much for sharing it!
You’re welcome Shannon! Glad you and your hubby loved it. Take care and thanks for the feedback 🙂
Just took it out of the oven and I am anxious ly waiting for it to cool! House smells delicious! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome Babette!
I have made this recipe a few times now and actually have this in the oven again as I’m leaving a comment. This time I have swirled the cinnamon sugar mixture throughout the batter and topped it was crushed pecans. Can’t wait to try to this version.
I made this banana bread recipe and followed it to the T and it came out really good.
I made a double batch of this recipe and ran out of regular flour and used almond flour instead. I hope that it comes out just as good as with regular flour.
Today is my second time making this receipe! Its a great treat for someone who isnt a fan of raw bananas. Ive even gone so far as to create it as a recipe in my fitness pal so I can track it for a snack/desert!
Hi, my name is Norma. I am from Solomon islands. As a mother of my two beautiful girls age 9 and 1years old, I always enjoyed and love cooking. All your dishes are looking delicious. I often find recipes on the internet when I like to cook delicious meals for my family. So I came across your website. I baked your cinnamon swirl banana bread recipe for our picnic last weekend and it came out perfect and delicious. I will try to cook your all banana bread in the future because we have many bananas in the Solomons. My family always love the cinnamon flavors. I will try to cook your curry chicken next time and some of your dishes.thank you for sharing your lovely dishes.
Thanks so much Norma for taking the time to write your experience. I am glad you liked my cinnamon swirl banana bread recipe. Take care 🙂