Cinnamon-Topped Banana Bread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a moist, nut-free banana bread with a caramelized cinnamon sugar topping that gets rave reviews every time I make it. The cardamom is optional, but adds a really nice, unique flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour 9x5" loaf pan.
  2. Cream butter with sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cardamom in a medium bowl. Mix banana with yogurt and vanilla in small bowl.
  4. Gradually dry and banana mixes to butter mix alternately, stirring till smooth.
  5. Pour batter into pan, then top with sprinkle stuff and bake 45min.-1hr. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool.
Most Helpful

This recipe is great! I added some chopped apple to mine. Very moist, and freezes well... If it makes it to the freezer!

canoepaddlerswife August 28, 2011

My house smells wonderful and the warm bread tastes delicious! 2 bananas = 1 cup and I had to use nutmeg instead of cardamom. The topping almost all came off when I flipped the bread onto the cooling rack, so I would only bother making half of it, at most. But make sure you do use it - it's tasty! Made for my adopted chef for Fall PAC 2009. Thanks Super Wifey! :)

Nif September 20, 2009