The Legit Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever


I have been making banana bread in some form or another for a very long time. It was one of the first things as a kid that I could bake all by myself without any parental guidance. As soon as the temperatures drop or I am trapped inside because of a rainy day, I know it is time to make banana bread. Being forced to stay inside because of Mother Nature only makes this banana bread recipe that more rewarding.

The Legit Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever

I found this recipe on Pinterest last year and it has since become my go to recipe. The bonus is the added cinnamon swirl which gives the bread a light crunchy topping all while keeping the bread super moist.

Pro Tip: I never finish a bunch of bananas in time so I always find myself with super ripe ones. If you don’t already, throw them in the freezer and save them for a later date. Just take them out and let them soften up and use them in recipes like these.

The Legit Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever


Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

A delicious rainy day treat
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes


For the bread

  • 3 over-ripe bananas smashed up
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

For the swirl

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350. Butter and four a loaf pan. I used a 9 x 5.
  • Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together.
  • Sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
  • In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbs cinnamon.
  • Add 1/2 of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle half, or a little 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 50-60 minutes.


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Paula is an old school goth with a riot grrrl heart. Self-proclaimed #mamaboss at Punky Moms. Born in Miami Beach with a background in music business, she followed love and moved to the UK in 2012. She has one little boy named Oscar, a dashing English husband, and a furball terrier at home. She is trying desperately not to miss the Florida sun. You can follow her on IG @riotmthrrr

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