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Two Peas and Their Pod: Banana Bread with a Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Friday, August 28, 2009

Banana Bread with a Cinnamon Sugar Topping

I love bananas, but Josh is not a fan. I buy a bunch with good intentions, but I can never eat them fast enough. I don't really mind though, because when they go brown that means I have an excuse to bake:)

I usually make my banana cinnamon chip cake because everyone loves it, but this time I went back to the old fashion banana bread. Banana bread is a classic, there is just something comforting about it. I love the way it smells up the house and of course I enjoy eating it too!

This is an easy recipe that everyone will love. I added a cinnamon sugar topping to make it a little extra special. If you have friends, family, or neighbors to bake for, don't forget about the good old fashioned banana bread. It is always a winner.

On a side note, my S'mores cookies were featured on Baking Bites this week! Yahoo! Check out the post here.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Banana Bread with a Cinnamon Sugar Topping
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3 medium bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
Cinnamon and Sugar-for the topping

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Whisk the flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl to combine. Set aside.

On medium speed, beat the sugar and vegetable oil to combine. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each until combined. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla extract; beat to combine. Alternatively add the flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Beat just until the flour is incorporated and finish mixing with a spatula.

Spread batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping evenly over the batter. Bake until a thin knife inserted in the center comes out almost clean, about 60 minutes.

Cool the cake on a wire rack for for ten minutes. Remove loaf from pan and let cool...or eat it warm. That is the best:)

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Blogger Jennifer said...

We both love bananas in our home, it's often times hard to keep up with stocking them. I always have to buy several extra if I plan on baking with them and then hide!! ;) This banana bread looks so good, especially the cinnamon topping!!

4:14 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Gosh- I love nanas too and I think its so fun that there are SO many different banana breads out there! This one sounds great- I love a crunchy topping. Enjoy your weekend girl! Let me know about combat

4:37 AM  
Blogger Kalyn said...

I have to admit I'm with Josh on this one. I'm not a big fan of bananas, but banana bread is always good!

4:38 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Yep..banana bread is my FAVORITE. I love the topping

4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The banana bread looks excellent, love the cinnamon sugar topping!

4:56 AM  
Blogger Engineer Baker said...

My problem is that I like bananas when they still have a bit of green on the peel - just a little bit though. So prime eating time is sort of abbreviated :) This looks like a good use for them, although I might go with the cinn chip idea since some hopped into my grocery cart a couple weeks ago...

5:03 AM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum, there is nothing better than the smell of fresh banana bread baking in the oven.
(Something to remember if you are even trying to sell your house!)

5:13 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

i always buy extra bananas... on purpose :) great looking bread!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Delicious-looking bread! Yum!

6:02 AM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Your banana bread looks wonderful! I love the cinnamon sugar topping - makes it extra special. I think it would make a great gift!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Banana bread is a favorite at our house. I like the cinnamon sugar topping idea!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I saw your post on Baking Bites! Congrats sweetie!
And yes, I'm with you, I love my banana bread--I will never tire of it.

6:59 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious combo! Mmmhhh, I'd love a slice of that bread with some butter!



7:31 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

O.M.G. I love this idea - it looks delicious! I love banana bread - and the cinnamon sugar sounds wonderful!

7:33 AM  
Blogger ♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

I have never had this bread before, but I have to admit that it looks FAB!!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

We perpetually have overly ripe bananas too, so this recipe is great! Love your cinnamon sugar topping!!!

8:03 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

I could probably eat banana bread every day LOL love it!

8:23 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

This looks perfect for these chilling mornings!!!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I'm the same way with bananas. I buy them and one or two always go brown because I can't eat them fast enough...but then I get to bake! This bread sounds delish. Cinnamon toast + banana bread. Yum!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

who knew such a simple addition could make me crave banana bread? it’s not like i’m partial to cinnamon or anything… :)

8:58 AM  
Blogger Divina Pe said...

Thank you for visiting my blog the other day. Hope you'll visit soon. I think remember I dropped by your blog last year but I forgot to bookmark it. Now, I already did. Oh, that's a really nice looking banana bread. Nice to have found your blog again. Divina

10:03 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm a big fan of banana bread and this one looks and sounds exceptional. Very nice!

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Fat Dietitian said...

I have a couple of bananas at home just waiting to be turned into bread...

10:30 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I love the idea of a cinnamon sugar topping!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

One of my favorite things--banana! I've got something in the oven right now with nannies in it! ;) I saw you on Baking Bites. Woohoo!

1:55 PM  
Blogger Chef Jeena said...

I am just the same.... buy bananas with good intentions!

This looks really good and I can well imagine the aroma as it baked in the oven YUM!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Looks good especially that wonderfully cinnamony top! I never have much luck with baking banana bread. It's either undercooked or the top is over browned!

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

All I heard was cinnamon sugar topping...

5:37 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Mmm... I love banana bread! I usually put chocolate chips in mine and do a cinnamon sugar topping like yours. I need to check out your recipe with cinnamon chips.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Now that's my kind of banana bread. The cinnamon topping is the best idea!

8:25 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh i love the crust on this! this looks delicious!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

i love banana bread and make it often!!! but i will have to try my next loaf with cinnamon sugar! YUM!

8:50 PM  
Blogger DawnK said...

That looks delicious! Might have to buy bananas the next time we are at the store!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

oh this looks so yummy. I love banana bred the extra cinnamon topping makes it even more delicious!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Yummy! This is like my recipe! I love your cinnamon-sugar topping! Yum! toss in a handful of mini chocolate chips and they can't get enough of it around here. Love having something super easy to throw together when the bananas turn to mush!

12:31 PM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Maria, I love all your banana recipes so I'm looking forward to making this! - mary

3:39 PM  
Blogger KM said...

Ooh I love the twist on it. Pretty loaf! Have a splendid weekend!

6:44 PM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Sounds delicious! I love bananas, but I eat them too fast to get super ripe.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

I love that crunchy topping! Cinnamon is just so great with bananas.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

That bread looks good! Love the idea of the cinnamon and sugar topping.

2:31 AM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

This is a huge fav in my house and my one son begs for me to make him banana bread but it seems everyone eats all the bananas and I never have any go over ripe- I need to hide some don't I? Love your cinnamon sugar topping!

5:19 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

I love banana bread too..sorry your man doesn't but I guess that means more for you!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Yum! The bread looks awesome. Congrats on being featured on Baking Bites!

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just lurv.. banana bread-- yours looks amazing, and you even topped it off with CinaSugar... lol Yummers

12:49 AM  
Blogger Tasty Eats At Home said...

We must be on the same wavelength...the other day I baked banana bread. Well, actually, it was banana-zucchini bread, becuase I didn't have enough bananas left over. But yours looks so good...cinnamon sugar topping? Yum!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Mmmmm, I love the way this smells up the house too. So good.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I love banana bread and anything with cinnamon-sugar topping is a winner in my book!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Dana Treat said...

Sometimes my kids love bananas and sometimes I can't get them to eat even a bite. So we often have brown bananas in our house. I don't have a bread recipe that I love but this one looks terrific! I'll try it next time.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Where do you find cinnamon chips locally? I love them but haven't found them since I arrived in SLC?

11:41 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Oh yum, banana bread is delicious but add a cinnamon sugar topping and it just takes it over the top! I'll have to try this with some of the bananas in my freezer!

5:20 PM  

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