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
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!