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
Write a review
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
2482 calories
448 g
349 g
69 g
30 g
41 g
901 g
1504 g
261 g
2 g
22 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2482
Calories from Fat 608
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 69g
Saturated Fat 41g
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 349mg
Sodium 1504mg
Total Carbohydrates 448g
Dietary Fiber 18g
Sugars 261g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the bread
  1. 3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
  2. 1/3 cup melted butter
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 egg, beaten
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. dash of salt
  8. 1 1/2 cups flour
For the swirl
  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. 1 Tbs cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and four a loaf pan. I used a 9 x 5.
  2. Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together.
  3. Sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
  4. In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbs cinnamon.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
Adapted from Lovin' From The Oven
Punky Moms - A Parenting Website For The Alternative Parent

About Paula 176 Articles
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

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


CommentLuv badge