Whenever I was studying for an Oragnic Chemistry exam, the night before I would sit in Baker (student center at Ohio University) with a big old cinnamon roll from the food court. For some reason it would help ease the pain in my brain from studying material that I truly will never understand.
Cinnamon flavor in any type of dessert or sweet bread is my weakness. That’s why I was so thrilled when I came across a recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread, from Lovin In The Oven, who adapted the recipe from Sandwich Hoss. The bananas were getting pretty bad and I hate seeing them go to waste. So it was perfect timing that I found this recipe! You can click here to follow Lovin In the Oven’s recipe page, or continue to follow it on mine!
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
For the bread
- 3 over-ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup butter melted (I just put mine in the microwave for about 45 seconds)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1tsp baking soade
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
For the swirl
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
1. Preheat over to 350.
2. Butter and flour (or just use Pam) a 9×5 loaf pan (or which-ever size you have- you may have to adjust cooking time.)
3. Mix Bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together in a large bowl.
4. Sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of banana mixture and mix in.
5. Mix in flour slowly (I mixed 1/2 cup at a time).
6. In a small dish mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1 TBSP cinnamon- this is your cinnamon swirl!
7. Add half of the batter to your loaf pan and sprinkle a little more than half of the swirl mixture on top.
8. Pour in other half of batter. Spread batter to the edges of the pan with a spatula and sprinkle top with remaining swirl mixture.
9. Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes. (Mine took 50 with a 9×5 loaf pan- if using a different size, keep and eye on it!)
The bread was so good (especially straight out of the oven!). I will definitely be making this banana bread recipe more often (especially when there are no walnuts in the house- which is what I usually add).
Time to go check on the corned beef I have in the oven for tomorrow’s St. Patty’s Day festivities! Have a great weekend everyone and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!