Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Boy did this week get away from me.  It has flown by.  I had intended on posting a different banana recipe each day.  I'm so sorry about that!  Anyway, I'm posting our favorite banana bread recipe I've made this week!  Oh my goodness this is so good.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

3-4 overripe bananas, mushed
1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup pecans chopped

1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan.  In a large bowl mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.  Add the baking soda and salt mixing well.  Gradually add the flour.  Mix just until all the flour is incorporated into the batter.  Add the pecans or walnuts.

Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan.  Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the batter.  Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan.  Then add the remaining cinnamon and sugar to the loaf.  Take a knife and swirl the batter around gently. 

Bake the loaf in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes. 

This bread is by far the best banana bread I've made!!  Usually the loaf is very heavy and oily, this one is so light and full of flavor.

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Farmlife Chick said...

Oh the cinnamon and pecans sound so yummy!

A Joyful Chaos said...

It looks and sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it.

Thanks for sharing.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Wow I haven't been to your blog in a long time!
I just printed out this recipe and will make it for the hubby!

Wall-to-wall books said...

OK so I made this yesterday! And, yes, it was great!
Thanks so much, this is one I will keep and make over and over.

Jen said...

Wall-to-Wall~~ I am SO happy you liked this recipe. We love it here as well. I've also made it as muffins.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hey Jen -
I just made this bread again only used zucchini instead of bananas! Its sooo good.
Next week I will try pumpkin.

Thanks for this great versatile bread recipe!