Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

This banana bread was ri-diculous. Possibly the yummiest bread I've ever eaten, and that's no small statement. The cinnamon and banana make an unbelievable combination and totally satisfy your sweet tooth in a Cinnabon-esque kind of way. The banana bread could stand on its own even without the cinnamon, its that moist. You must make this, like right now.
picture courtesy Lovin' The Oven
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
Lovin the Oven

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 flour a 9x5loaf pan. 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- if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan, be careful and keep a close eye on it!


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