Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Nothing smells better than a freshly baked banana bread! Plus cinnamon...smells soooo gooood! I love Banana Bread, and so do my family. So when I told my dearest friend I would make her a recipe of Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread for her birthday. She was so excited to get her hands on it. When it comes to sharing, it's not an option! She was not going to share with anyone! (well she did share with me!)

Anyways I just had to bake up another Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread for my boy friend and I. I couldn't past this recipe by because of the cinnamon swirl sugar and the sugar glaze. Adds that extra goodness to your banana bread.


Biting into this was just like walking into heaven. This bread is so moist and delicious. The yogurt in this recipe will make for a really moist banana bread. So don't skip out on that! Like always I used coconut milk, instead of milk or yogurt. 

I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all-purpose flour. I love how whole wheat flour adds that texture to this banana bread. I also love how you can actually see the cinnamon swirl in this bread. Can you say Yummy!

If you have over-ripped bananas that are just about hitting that rotten stage, don't throw them away! There just about perfect for this recipe. Over-ripped bananas will bring out that sweetness in this bread. This is a simple easy recipe so give this a try!


Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
Makes 1 9×5-inch loaf


2 cups white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour) 
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1  tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
2 large eggs
1 and 1/2 cups mashed very ripe banana (about 3 bananas) 
1/3 cup vanilla greek yogurt (I used Chobani Vanilla 0%) 
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Swirl

1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Simple Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 Tbsp heavy cream (or half-and-half or milk)


Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.  In a separate large bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter with a stand or handheld mixer on medium speed until well blended – about 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With a wooden spoon, stir in the mashed banana, yogurt, and vanilla.  Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Do NOT over mix.  Batter will be thick.

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

While the bread is cooling, make the glaze in a small bowl by combining the powdered sugar and heavy cream.  Add more powdered sugar until you reached desired thickness.  Drizzle over banana bread.

Source: Sallys Baking Addiction

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