Irresistible Cinnamon Banana Bread Recipe

Who can resist the delicious aroma of Cinnamon, especially when it comes to banana bread? The flavor will make you drool for the recipe as the warm scent spreads all over the room. Banana Bread is one of the most mouth-watering snacks that can go with so many side dishes.

Furthermore, the Cinnamon Banana Bread is like celebrating the spicy sweetness. The unique combination will surely give multiple surprises to your taste buds. Banana breads are obviously a popular snack and dessert worldwide. The addition of a flavourful substance like cinnamon can undoubtedly enhance the taste of this amazing recipe. 

This content will focus on the irresistible banana bread with cinnamon that will make you crazy to get a lovely bite. Wait for more to get the full recipe here. 

The Ingredients

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The cinnamon banana swirl bread is something you cannot afford to miss. How about knowing the beautiful recipe to taste the aromatic dish at any time? I will introduce here the whole process, including the exact time to prepare the bread. Before we jump to the step-by-step guide, let me tell you the average duration to cook the marvelous recipe. 

Preparation time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour 5 mins (approx.)
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins 
Type: Snacks or dessert
Cuisine: American cuisine
Recipe Yield: 1 loaf
Calories: 421

The ingredients necessary for the recipe are;-

  • 1/2 cup Butter– Preferably unsalted butter to reduce the calorie count of the recipe. However, if you do not have the unsalted one, salted butter can also serve the purpose. It is better to it to 1/8 teaspoon in such a case. 
  • 2-3 Eggs: This is an important ingredient to prepare the bread batter. Please use eggs kept at room temperature only. 
  • Bananas: These are the most important ingredients for the banana bread. 3 to 4 large over-riped bananas, all smashed well. 
  • 1 tablespoon each of Baking soda and baking powder: The addition of these ingredients helps in making the bread rise while baking. 
  • 1 cup of All-purpose flour: Most people love to use gluten-free flour to make the recipe healthier. Please be careful while taking scoops of the flour. A spoon is preferable to a measuring cup for the correct quantity. 
  • 1 teaspoon each of Cinnamon and salt: Cinnamon is indeed the star ingredient for the cinnamon banana bread. You must use this in the batter and add a pinch of salt according to taste. 
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract: Use only pure-quality vanilla extract to enhance the taste and flavor of the bread. 

Preparing the Batter

Preparing the Batter
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We must prepare the batter first to go ahead with the recipe of banana and cinnamon loaf. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Prepare the pan first. Spray some cooking oil on the loaf pan, or brush some butter. Use parchment paper for lining. 
2. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 180 degrees Celcius (or 350°F)
3. Take the bananas and mash them with a fork. Keep on mixing till it is free from chunks and lumps. 
4. Now add other wet ingredients, like eggs, sugar, butter, etc. to prepare the wet batter
5. A handheld mixture or blender can be used to prepare a cream with sugar and butter. Put the eggs and vanilla extract before adding the mashed bananas. 
5. Mix the dry ingredients and finally put them into the dry batter of the bananas
6. Continue beating till the mixture is smooth

Mixing the Dry Ingredients

You must follow the under-mentioned process to prepare the dry batter. Take a separate bowl and add flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. You can add cinnamon in this step, too. Now, whisk together until everything gets blended nicely. After it is ready, mix it with the wet batter prepared earlier. Whisk well. 

Importance of Proper Batter Consistency

It is crucial to maintain a proper consistency while preparing the batter for the banana bread with cinnamon. The ultimate taste depends on the thickness of this mixture. Moreover, there will be excessive bubbling if the batter is too thin. Similarly, excessively thick batter will result in a hard load.

To retain the softness of the bread, check the consistency well. However, this mixture must not be thicker than the cookie dough, yet not thinner than the pancake batter. 

Art of Adding Cinnamon

Art of Adding Cinnamon
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A flavorsome banana bread provides you with more satisfaction with the addition of cinnamon. You can show your creative skills to give an impressive texture to the tasty loaf. 

Creative Ways to Incorporate Cinnamon into the Batter

You can sprinkle the cinnamon on top after the whole batter is ready. On the other hand, you may also opt for swirling to get the irresistible cinnamon banana swirl bread. 

Tips for Achieving the Perfect Balance of Cinnamon

Adding too much cinnamon powder can damage the whole taste of the bread. Therefore, you must be cautious while adding this power ingredient. Perfect balance is very important to get the desired output. It must not overpower the original flavors of the banana. 

Here are some tips to maintain this balance successfully. 

  • In case of swirling, put 1/4th of the cinnamon mixed with sugar on the first layer of batter. Cut through a table knife and make the swirl in the loaf pan. Now, add 1/3rd of the remaining batter to prepare the next layer. Repeat swirling with 1/3 of the leftover cinnamon mixture. Evenly spread the rest of the batter and top it with the remaining cinnamon. 
  • Sprinkle only 1 teaspoon of cinnamon mixed with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar to give the proper taste. 

Baking and Aromas

Assemble the bread after the mixture is ready. 
Step 1: Pour 1/2 of the banana batter into the loaf pan
Step 2: Top with some slices of banana and sprinkle the cinnamon powder mixture. In the case of a swirl, you have to follow the step-by-step process as described above. 
Step 3: Pour the other half on top of this batter 
Step 4: Now, put the pan into the oven. 
Step 5: Bake it at 200 to 206 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour 5 mins. 
Step 6: Take it out and cut the loaf from the pan after cooling
Step 7: Check with the fork whether the bread is well-cooked and soft before removing the pan from the oven. 
Step 8: The mouth-watering, strong scent of baking will fill the room throughout the process. The aroma makes the recipe a must-try for all age groups. 

Serving and Enjoying

It is time to serve the delicious bread on your plate. However, you must do it in style to enjoy it fully. 

Cooling and Slicing the Bread for Maximum Enjoyment

  • Remove the load pan from the oven and ensure that it is not overcooked.
  • Let the cinnamon banana bread cool for 10 minutes (minimum)
  • This cooling will support quick solidifying
  • Remove the bread from the pan carefully so that it does not stick to the lining. 
  • Cool for another 10 minutes
  • After removing the bread to the cooling rack or another plate, wait for another 10 minutes
  • Finally, make proper slices of the load with a butter knife and serve hot
  • You can also serve frozen bread after keeping it in the refrigerator for some time. 

Suggestions for Serving 

You can combine the banana bread with cinnamon with several side dishes. Your sweet tooth will definitely get heaven as you enjoy a beautiful combination of banana bread and some suitable companions. A few such tasty side dishes may include;-

  • vanilla yogurt
  • Rice pudding
  • Fondue
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Banana cream custard
  • Peanut butter
  • A cup of coffee (hot or cold)
  • A scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Fruit salad
  • Tempura, and many others as you please. 

How to Store Leftovers for Lasting Freshness

You can preserve the delicious banana bread for a long time. The warm and fresh bread will last for 3 to 4 days without any change in the texture. However, you must keep it a room temperature. Furthermore, for long-lasting freshness, you can refrigerate the bread. This will let you enjoy the recipe for 3 months.

Variation and Customization

You can experiment with several add-ons to give different tastes and flavors to the recipe. Cinnamon Banana Bread comes in a lot of varieties. I will specify here some ideas for customization to make it more palatable. 

Experiment with Additional Ingredients

You may put ingredients like

  • Choco chips
  • Walnuts
  • Honey
  • Cashews and raisins
  • Dry fruits
  • Jam, etc. 

Catering to Dietary Restrictions

In the above recipe, I have used gluten-free sugar and brown sugar. However, you can use normal granulated sugar and ordinary flour. I will suggest you change your tastes and give it a try with healthier ingredients like me. This will combine health and taste at the same time. Having banana bread will not fall under your dietary restrictions if you prepare it in a healthy way

Closing Thoughts 

Banana and cinnamon loaf will automatically make you crave one more slice. Even if you are on a restricted diet plan, this recipe is something you cannot resist. Be it the texture, flavor, or scent, your stomach, and taste buds will just want it badly. 

Do you want such a delicious treat for an evening snack or intermittent munching? Try this recipe for sure, and let us know how you like it. 

A banana bread with a spicy touch of cinnamon will enhance your snacking experience greatly. So, stop waiting and have a big bite after preparing this lovely bread at home.