Friday, January 25, 2013

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Since there will always be an overripe banana lying on a countertop somewhere, I'm a firm believer that you can never have enough banana bread recipes. This variety includes a swirl of cinnamon sugar throughout the center of the bread--delicious! Another bonus of this bread is that while it's in the oven baking, it fills your home with that comforting scent of baking bread, cinnamon, and bananas--all in one! Happy Friday:)

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
for the cinnamon swirl:
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended - about 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With a spoon, stir in the mashed banana, yogurt, and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Do not overmix. Batter will be thick.

Spoon half the batter into the prepared loaf pain. Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Top with remaining batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

source: recipe from sally's baking addiction, originally adapted from recipe boy

P.S. 7 other banana breads that I love!


  1. I think I'm going to make this today. I've got some bananas that need mashing and we're heading to the store for yogurt. Thanks for another great recipe!

  2. This looks so good. I definitely need to make this soon! I love banana bread...

  3. delicious :) once slice for my cup of tea.

  4. I have never thought to add cinnamon to banana bread, but that is a fantastic idea!

  5. Mmm I absolutely love banana bread and cinnamon coffee cake, so this looks like heaven!

  6. This is in my oven right now ... can't wait for breakfast tomorrow morning! :)

  7. oh man i am so excited about this. i love cinnamon and lately have been obsessed with it - i can't have my morning coffee unless it has some cinnamon in it. i can definitely see this in my future!