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a slice of cinnamon swirl banana bread

Cinnamon Banana Bread

  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


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!



Banana Bread

Cinnamon Swirl


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  5. 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.
  6. Mix in the eggs, then the vanilla and yogurt. Finally, mix in the banana.
  7. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  8. 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.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean with a few moist crumbs.
  10. 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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