This super moist cinnamon banana bread has a ribbon of buttery cinnamon swirled throughout. It’s easy to make and is a banana bread recipe that everyone will love!
- 1 cup ripe and mashed banana (about 2 large bananas)
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Watkins Organic Ground Cinnamon*
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp Watkins All Natural Organic Gourmet Baking Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
- Preheat your oven to 350F and grease and line a 9×5 loaf pan. Place a strip of parchment paper along the width of the pan so it’s easy to lift out once baked.
- Prepare the swirl mixture by combining all ingredients with your fingers. You’re sort of “mooshing” the butter into the sugar and spices, leaving a few small butter lumps in the mix. Set aside.
- To start, make sure you have exactly 1 cup of mashed ripe banana. If you’re a little short, fill the rest with sweetened apple sauce.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars and butter until you reach a paste-like consistency. This requires fast whisking for about 1-2 minutes.
- Mix in the eggs, then the vanilla and yogurt. Finally, mix in the banana.
- Fold in the dry ingredients.
- Pour 1/3 of your banana bread batter into the pan and spread it even. Sprinkle half of your swirl mixture on top then pour another 1/3 of the batter. Spread it even and sprinkle on the rest of the swirl mixture. Top with the remaining batter and spread it even one more time.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean with a few moist crumbs.
- Let the bread cool in the pan then lift it out and slice. The best time to eat it is when it’s still warm. Enjoy!
*The Watkins Organic Spices and Extracts are available in-store at select stores nationwide and online. I find mine at WinCo Foods, but they’re also available at Menards, Hannaford, Food Lion, Super Valu (County Market, Cub Foods, FoodLand, Sentry Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Festival Foods), or online.
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