Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

If you’ve been around my blog long enough you know that I am a lover of banana bread.

I have tried many different banana bread recipes, all good, but none is as delicious as my Mom’s secret banana muffin recipe…which will remain a secret for now, sorry!

BUT, you don’t have to be sad because this is a close second and it is absolutely delicious.

I love cinnamon.

Therefore, what could be better than banana bread filled with a cinnamon sugar swirl and topped off with a crunchy and melted cinnamon and sugar crust?!

As much as I love banana bread, I hattteeeee when I bite into a piece and find it has nuts in it. Ew.

I can almost promise you will never find a nut in any banana bread recipe I post (but don’t hold me to that.  Sometimes, when I’m not feeling selfish, I make things for others).

You may remember when I made my semi-similar banana bread with cinnamon and sugar crumble.  It’s a healthier option with honey and oil.

I also made a more cake-like butterscotch banana bread.

And then back when I was on my coconut kick, I made a coconut banana bread as well.


I need to stop making so much banana bread.

The picture below introduces you to your ingredients:


Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread


3 Over-ripe/frozen bananas

1/3 Cup Melted Butter

3/4 Cup Sugar

1 Egg, Slightly Beaten

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/2 Cups Flour

Dash Of Salt

For the Swirl/Topping:

1/3 Cup Sugar

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour a 9×5 loaf pan.

Combine bananas, butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl and combine.  I just used some elbow grease and a spoon.  Sprinkle salt and baking soda on top of that mixture and combine.  Finally, add in flour stirring until just combined.  Don’t over mix.

Pour 1/2 the batter into prepared dish and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Reserve about 1/4 of the cinnamon and sugar mixture to sprinkle on top of loaf.

Spoon the remaining batter on top of cinn/sugar mixture and finish it off with the last of the cinn/sugar.

Place into the oven for about 50-60 minutes until the top has browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

There are a ton of different things you could do with this banana bread.  You could add any fruit you like.  Apples, pears, blueberries.  You could also add any type of nut you may prefer, as well as any kind of chip: milk, white or dark chocolate, butterscotch or cinnamon chips.  You can omit the cinn/sugar swirl or top it off with a simple streusel.

I found this recipe on pinterest, and was brought to the blog lovintheoven. It’s super cute, you should check out all of the lovely recipes over on her site!


10 thoughts on “Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

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  2. This banana bread was delicious! I made it a second time with chocolate chips in it, and that was fabulous to;) great recipe;) also easy to follow so thanks for that since I am new at baking

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