Elevate your banana bread experience with the heavenly aroma and irresistible flavor of cinnamon swirl. This delightful twist on the classic banana bread recipe will fill your home with the comforting scent of cinnamon and leave your taste buds craving more.
To get started, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a loaf pan by greasing it lightly. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. These dry ingredients will provide the perfect base for your bread.
In another bowl, mash 3 ripe bananas until smooth and creamy. Add 1 cup of granulated sugar, ½ cup of softened butter, 2 beaten eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix well to combine the wet ingredients.
Now, it’s time to create the irresistible cinnamon swirl. In a small bowl, mix together ⅓ cup of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon. This cinnamon sugar mixture will bring a burst of warm, aromatic flavor to every bite.
Pour half of the banana bread recipe batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the batter. Add the remaining batter on top and finish by sprinkling the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over the surface.
Use a knife or a toothpick to gently swirl the batter and cinnamon mixture together, creating a beautiful marbled pattern throughout the bread.
Bake for approximately 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The irresistible aroma of cinnamon will waft through your kitchen, making it difficult to resist the temptation to dig in right away.
Once baked to perfection, remove the cinnamon swirl banana bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
With each slice, you’ll discover a moist and tender banana bread infused with swirls of sweet cinnamon goodness. Enjoy a warm slice with a cup of tea or coffee, or savor it on its own.
This cinnamon swirl banana bread offers a delightful twist on the classic recipe, creating a heavenly combination of flavors and aromas. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to indulge in the irresistible allure of this cinnamon-infused treat.