Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
1 hr

Banana bread is pretty impossible to resist, and the cinnamon swirls add both flavor and visual appeal.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease and flour two 9x5 loaf pans. Set aside.
  2. Mash bananas with vanilla in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in another medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugars. Beat on high 3-5 minutes, until very light and fluffy.
  5. Add one egg at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  6. Alternate adding banana mixture and flour mixture (about three additions each).
  7. Fill each loaf pan in 3 layers; after each layer, sprinkle on cinnamon. When loaf pans are full, use a toothpick or skewer to swirl cinnamon (do not overmix or the swirls will not be apparent). It is not necessary to use all of the cinnamon; use only as much as is desired.
  8. Sprinkle each loaf with sugar (it will bake into a crunchy, sweet crust).
  9. Bake at 350F 45-60 minutes, until a knife inserted in middle comes out clean.