Irresistible Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
Picture this: a warm, golden loaf emerging from your oven, filling your kitchen with the irresistible aroma of ripe bananas and fragrant cinnamon. This Irresistible Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread is not just a recipe; it’s a comforting hug in dessert form, perfect for lazy weekend mornings or as a delightful afternoon treat.
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl and add the granulated sugar. Stir until well combined.
- Pour in the melted butter and vanilla extract, mixing to create a smooth batter.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture in thirds, alternating with the buttermilk. Mix until just combined.
- Gently fold in the chopped walnuts.
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon for the swirl.
- Pour half of the batter into a greased loaf pan and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Add the remaining batter and top with the rest of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Use a knife to create a swirl pattern in the batter.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the banana bread to cool before slicing and serving.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 delicious loaf
A delightful twist on classic banana bread, this recipe features a tender crumb, the sweetness of ripe bananas, and the warmth of cinnamon in every bite.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 240, Total Fat – 9g, Carbohydrates – 36g, Protein – 4g
Make this Irresistible Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread once, and it will become a beloved staple in your baking repertoire. Whether enjoyed as a comforting breakfast or a delightful dessert, its flavors and aromas are sure to create lasting memories.