Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

My kids were having friends over to play so I decided to make them some banana bread. I wanted to try something different and found a recipe for a cinnamon swirl banana bread at Lovin’ From The Oven that looked and sounded delicious. I adapted the recipe a bit by adding cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to the batter. It was quite easy to make and made my house smell absolutely incredible while it baked. I served the bread with a big plate of fresh fruit for a tasty and fun afternoon snack that all of the kids loved.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small loaf pan with cooking spray.

Mix the mashed bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together with a beater until creamy.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together in a separate bowl then mix well. Gently add the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Don’t over mix.

Mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.

Add half of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle 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 for 55-65 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven then let it cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Slice and serve with butter if desired. Enjoy.

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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 55-65 min.

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Banana Bread:

3 very ripe bananas, smashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of salt

Cinnamon Layer:

1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small loaf pan with cooking spray.

Mix the mashed bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together with a beater until creamy.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together in a separate bowl then mix well. Gently add the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Don't over mix.

Mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.

Add half of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle 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 for 55-65 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven then let it cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Slice and serve with butter if desired. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Lovin' From The Oven

 

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22 Responses to “Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread”

  1. 1

    gloria — June 16, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    Pam this look delicious I love banana bread!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — June 16, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    I love some banana bread, but with added spice – even more delicious!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — June 16, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    Looks AMAZING Pam! I’m always looking for new banana recipes and this is perfect! Will be giving this one a try –pinning!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 17, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    I love this cinnamon swirl touch!

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    Carmen Rosa — June 17, 2013 @ 1:28 am

    Good morning Pam, That bread looks fantastic, gorgeous!!!! yum yum!!!!!.

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    Jenn — June 17, 2013 @ 5:28 am

    I make a banana bread very similar to this…it’s soooooo good. Great twist on the classic version!

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    Lindsay — June 17, 2013 @ 5:49 am

    I always have over ripe bananas and I’m always looking for different ways of making banana cake and muffins. I love the idea of using cinnamon sugar in the middle. Can’t wait to try it.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 17, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Wow, Pam! This looks amazing… perfect for a long, lazy breakfast!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — June 17, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    Banana bread is one of my all time favorite breads to make! I bet the cinnamon swirl in it makes it extra special!

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    Marjie — June 17, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    I left my guys with regular banana bread when I went to Florida last week, and it was long gone when I returned. I’ll bet they would love the cinnamon swirl option!

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    Joanne — June 17, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    That cinnamon swirl is definitely enticing!

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    Jovina Coughlin — June 17, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    I make cinnamon swirl bread often but I never thought to add banana. Great idea. Thanks for the reicpe.

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    Blond Duck — June 17, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    Is there anything better?

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    Words Of Deliciousness — June 17, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    I love banana bread and the spices would make it taste even better.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 17, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Love the cinnamon sugar swirl! The banana bread must be very delicious!

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    grace — June 18, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    you sure know how to get my salivary glands a-workin’! this is one of the most magnificent versions of banana bread ever created.

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    Chris@TheCafeSucreFarine — June 18, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    What a great mom you are serving something so yummy (and fairly healthy!) at a play date. I’ll have to try this next time, I predict the little ones will gobble it up in no time.

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    Rhonda — June 19, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    what a fun and tasty twist on banana bread. I have never made it from scratch before!

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    Helene — June 20, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    I like to try different banana bread recipes. I should try this version with cinnamon next time.

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    Tammy Bondiskey — February 28, 2014 @ 6:57 am

    Have to make this today for my 4 wounderful kids before they get home from school! It looks and sounds delicious:)

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