Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread #Giveaway

When you need a little something sweet for breakfast, a thick slice of this Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread will do the trick!Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread | A dense, moist banana bread generously topped with cinnamon sugar

Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread

Some days, I just want to keep the oven on whether I’m baking or not. The weather forecast is full of words like sub-zero, wind chill and polar vortex.  My house is drafty I’m dressed in layers. Many layers. The hubby tries not to giggle when he finds me sitting at the computer, early in the morning, donned in a fleece jacket over my bathrobe with both feet nestled in my Uggs. Not exactly fashion forward. This is a day to make cookies. Or banana bread. And to make my loaf a little more special, I sprinkled the top with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar. The hour and 15 minute baking time helped raise the kitchen temp a fraction of a degree. Every little bit helps!

Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread | A dense, moist banana bread generously topped with cinnamon sugar

Save Those Overripe Bananas

The hubby will occasionally buy a few bananas for his breakfast. Invariably, the last one will get bruised or overripe and it sits on the counter for days. Well, just wait until the skin is spotted with brown and then toss it, unpeeled, into your freezer. When you have accumulated four, it’s time to bake up some banana bread! Give this recipe a try. Half the bananas are pureed and the other have mashed so there’s a little more texture. Feel free to add nuts if you’d like, about a half cup of your favorite. Toast them a bit first to intensify their nuttiness. And warm up your kitchen a bit more! How do you keep warm on chilly days???

Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread | A dense, moist banana bread generously topped with cinnamon sugar


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Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread

Serves 1 large loaf     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hour 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins

A moist, delicious banana bread with a cinnamon sugar topping adapted from 2 banana bread recipes. Bread recipe from Tyler Florence.



    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 very ripe bananas
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla


    • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


    1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with Baker's Joy or another flour and oil non-stick spray. Place a rectangle of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan and spray the top also. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    3. Mash 2 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture. Beat the remaining bananas and sugar together for about 3 minutes, until they are light and fluffy. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl,
    4. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Over-beating will cause tunnels in your loaf. Fold in the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, then give it a couple taps on the counter to eliminate any large air pockets.
    5. Mix the topping ingredients together. Sprinkle over the top of the batter. You may not need to use it all (I did!).
    6. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Don't get nervous if the banana bread develops a crack down the center of the loaf; that's no mistake, it's typical.
    7. Cool the bread in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Carefully turn the pan on its side and try to slide the bread out onto a wire rack. Some topping will fall off. Turn right-side up and cool completely.


    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 3643kcal Calories from fat 1353
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 150g231%
    Saturated Fat 91g455%
    Transfat 6g
    Cholesterol 686mg229%
    Sodium 2863mg119%
    Carbohydrate 548g183%
    Dietary Fiber 20g80%
    Sugars 305g
    Protein 43g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g
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    When you need a little something sweet for breakfast, a thick slice of this Cinnamon Topped Banana Bread will do the trick!


    1. Rana Durham says:

      i say i do them all equally but i would say if i had to pick it would be cooking . the bread lookds great by the way.

    2. What a beautiful cinnamon banana bread! That cinnamony sugar topping sounds heavenly.

    3. I cook the most, but do love to bake!

    4. That banana bread looks sooo good! I haven’t made that in years – it’s been banana muffins of late! I can relate about warming up the kitchen with the oven during these cold, dark and dreary winter days. Love those oven mits – I could really use a new pair. Wouldn’t want anyone to see the ones I am using now – eek!

    5. We LOVE banana bread – I always seem to have spotty bananas around! Yours looks wonderful with all that cinnamon – a piece of this is a great way to start the day!

    6. Happy New Year , Lizzy !!! Better late than never , right ?! lol Winter here in HK is tame but at 15ºC , I usually wear fleece , puffed jacket , scarf and socks at home , yup , even when I’m cooking 😀 Re banana bread , one of the best-looking I’ve seen yet !

    7. We’re always buying bananas, which means we often have some bananas that are a bit too ripe. So we make lots of banana bread! Yours looks great — like the idea of cinnamon. Thanks!

    8. I love banana bread and that cinnamon sugar topping sounds fab. BTW I thought of you because I can’t find Safe Eggs anywhere and am dying. I need to pasteurize my own.

    9. Just delicious Lizzy!!

    10. I love how cinnamon and banana taste together yummy combination

    11. I bet that had some delicious sugary crunch to it!

    12. Banana Bread is always good:@)

    13. One banana in the freezer, a few to go. Love banana bread and the cinnamon is a great touch! I hope it has warmed up. It was super cold over the weekend but now it is unusually warm for this time of year.

    14. Such a gorgeous loaf, Liz! Can’t wait to try your cinnamon-sugar topping on my next banana bread!

    15. I bake 2-3 times a week, but I cook pretty much every day, so cooking wins.

    16. I really enjoy baking. Often I’m baking a goodie when I should be cooking dinner! Thanks for the chance to win!

    17. I do more cooking, but love the finished product of baking…Cake, Cookies, Brownies, Pie, Etc.

    18. I am more of a savory cook than a baker, but my cakes are very good!

    19. Yum! I LOVE to bake, so I can’t wait to try your cinnamon banana bread.

    20. I do a lot of baking and coooking, but baking is my favorite!

    21. Susan Christy says:

      I’m known for my baking, especially brownies and bars.

    22. Debra Bartels says:

      I’m the baker in the family. I bake someting for my husband to take to work and share each Saturday. He is a pro at BBQ. His ribs are to die for! Maybe I’ll send banana bread to work next Saturday.

    23. Of the three I cook the most but during the summer we bbq often.

    24. could’ve used a pic of the gloves, but i’d try them. thanks

    25. I definitely bake more than anything else. It’s one of my fave hobbies!

    26. I love to bake!! It is a stress reliever for me. When I have a stinky day, I wander into the kitchen and get out the mixer.

    27. Susan Grupe says:

      I think I probably cook more, but tomorrow I may say baking!

    28. Michele Pineda says:

      I cook the most, but I love to BBQ in summer and I try to bake 2 times a week.

    29. It doesn’t get as cold as Indiana here, but there are plenty of days I want to leave the oven on to keep warm. This banana bread sounds delish. I made a banana cake using my frozen bananas yesterday – they go brown so quickly in the hot weather.

    30. Hotly Spiced says:

      We are living opposite lives. It is so hot here I can’t get anything done. I’m wearing as little as possible. I don’t want to have my oven on at all. And I’m sitting here with my lap top on my lap and it’s generating so much heat I’m in a sweat! But I could manage a slice of your banana bread xx

    31. I thought you were giving away your luscious banana bread sprinkled with cinnamon!! Tee hee. Only kidding. Serious though about an invite to Santa Monica where you won’t need Uggs or a jacket over your bathrobe =)

    32. Lateley I’ve been cooking more but I want to start baking again!

    33. I love cinnamon and this sounds AMAZING!

    34. The recipe does not indicate how to mix the topping and when to incorporate it in the recipe. Any hints would be helpful. Beginner baker’s need to know.

    35. I cook the most and I wish I had more time to bake!

    36. I have some Chamomile tea just waiting on this bread!

    37. I could the most and bake the least!

    38. Melissa Storms says:

      I cook more because I have to make daily meals but I bake a lot because I love to.

    39. Looks delicious! I definitely cook more as it’s required for dinner but when it’s just for fun, it is definitely baking! I leave the bbqing to the husband!

    40. Made this last night, and I’m currently enjoying it for breakfast. I think next time I’ll start checking for doneness at the one hour markers, mine is crispier/crunchier on the edges than I prefer. Love the cinnamon topping! Thanks for sharing!

    41. Love banana bread! I like the sound of the crispy edges, Charity. 😉

    42. Awesome! The photos are amazing. I used one of them for my last post about different types of cinnamon bread. Hope you like it!

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