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Two Peas and Their Pod: Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake

Friday, March 06, 2009

Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake

I always have bananas in the freezer. I can never eat them in time...they always turn brown on me! Probably because we buy them at Costco and there are a ton in a bunch...and Josh hates bananas! But the good news is that I get to bake with them!

This time I made a banana snack cake with cinnamon chips. If you can't find cinnamon chips, I am so sorry! Luckily, I can find them at a couple different stores in Salt Lake. They are oh so good!

I thought the banana/cinnamon combo would be nice and I was right! I love it when that happens:) The cake was really moist...even though there is NO butter or oil in this recipe. I promise the bananas do their thing and the cake has a great texture. I added a cinnamon sugar topping to finish off the cake. I loved the cinnamon crunch it added. If you can't find cinnamon chips, try chocolate or peanut butter chips, I am sure they would be tasty too!!

Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake

3 very ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cinnamon chips

For topping:
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas well with a fork or potato masher. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Stir in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sugar.

Add ¾ cup of the cinnamon chips, and stir briefly. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together the topping ingredients. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter in the pan, and top with the remaining ¼ cup chips.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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Blogger Erica said...

YUM! I love baking with bananas. The cinnamon chips are amazing! Publix just started carrying them and I am thriled!

5:03 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Perfect use of the frozen bananas!! I REALLY need to find cinnamon chips around here...

5:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderfully delicious with cinnamon chips!

5:09 AM  
Blogger The Purple Carrot said...

Cinnamon chips sound fabulous ... I want some!

Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks delicious ... and I like that it has no butter or oil.

Have a great Friday : )

5:14 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

very original idea to combine banana and cinnamon!! I've never thought that way! it looks delicious!

5:26 AM  
Blogger A_and_N said...

Lovely cake! I also love the combination of bananas and cinnamon :) Your cake looks very moist even though it doesnt have any butter in it. Excellent!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

grrrr.I can never find cinnamon chips!!!

6:02 AM  
Blogger ♥Rosie♥ said...

I am always looking for baking recipes with bananas!! your cinnamon chips it sounds fabulous, brilliant bake!!

Rosie x

6:20 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOVE this combination :)

6:22 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Yay! Looks like it was wonderful. I made my loaf w/ half whole wheat flour and you couldn't detect the difference at all. Will have to try your healthier version!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks everyone!! I promise this is really good without butter or oil.

Veggiegirl and Leslie- Sorry you can't find the chips! Every store needs them!

Recipegirl-I will have to try whole wheat flour next!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

Ooooh, I love this! Great combo!

6:32 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

This looks delicious! I've never seen cinnamon chips here in Los Angeles, but might mail order for some...they sound fantastic!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Food Librarian-The cinn. chips are sooo good! They are worth ordering!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm not a big fan of banana bread inless you add another flavor. Cinnamon chips is enough to get my attention plus this is a cake. Now we are talking. And I just happen to have three, yes three rotting, ahh, I mean over ripe bananas. Yippee! Cake this afternoon. :-)
Love when I have all the ingredients!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Netts Nook said...

Maria This looks great a usual I say the cinnamon chips last week not I need to remember where thanks. Looks great.

6:46 AM  
Blogger kat said...

I have caramel chips in the cupboard & I bet they would be good too

6:52 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yum. I love banana cake and adding cinnamon chips makes it even better.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Kat-Caramel chips sound awesome! Let me know if you try it!

Pam-Cinnamon chips make everything better!

7:02 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

I love making banana cake without butter or oil, I made up a chocolate version just the other day. The cinnamon chips sound delicious!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Beth (jamandcream) said...

I've never seen cinnamon chips before - will have to go on the look out.

7:36 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

everyone has access to these wonderful cinnamon chips but me! I would love to make so many things with them, and now banana cake.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Can you mail this to me??? I would love some right NOW!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

We have a lot of Costco bananas around too. Sounds like a great way to use them.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

found this on etsy and thought of you! :)

7:50 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Dawn-Sorry you can't find the chips!! Hopefully they will turn up soon!

Kara-Thanks! I NEED that necklace. Too cute. Thanks for thinking of me:)

7:55 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

I may make this today, but sub with choc chips, as I have no cinnamon. I love baking with bananas. Thanks for the recipe. It looks fantastic!!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Elyse said...

First of all, those cinnamon chips are a total godsend. Amazing find. Love them! I'm with Josh--I don't like bananas, BUT, and that's a big but, I like them in baked goods. Soooo, this snack cake is the perfect way for me to sneak bananas into my diet (haha, not the healthiest way, I'm sure). This looks fabulous!!

8:44 AM  
Blogger jenniferhoiyin said...

this looks so yummy! i love cinnamon anything.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Mumsy said...


8:50 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

How strange, we were talking about banana cake in work the other day and I said I'd make one. Now, with cinnamon chips it sounds double yummy - although I've never seen them in our shops.
So - Chocolate chips and banana is the way to go!
Thanks for sharing it looks delish!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Very nice. Yeah, still haven't found cinnamon chips this way. Don't you have some clout with the cinnamon chip makers? :)

9:41 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

This banana cake rocks!! I love cinnamon chips! YUMMMMMMM!!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Yumm. This looks delicious with those cinnamon chips.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

Banana cake is a favorite here and I love this healthier version of an old standby.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Aggie said...

That looks SO good! I haven't found cinnamon chips yet, but have PB chips that would be good in there too...but cinnamon...mmmm...yum!!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

First off: I'm bookmarking this recipe to make it. Second, you had me at "banana cinnamon"

11:29 AM  
Blogger Momtothreebabies said...

oh my goodness this looks amazing!!! I just found your blog on mormonmommyblogs-- im a follower now!!
come see me!
thanks for the awesome recipes!!!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

Maria, your banana cinnamon chip cake sounds and looks simply wonderful!! I wish we could get cinnamon chips here in the UK but no such luck.


1:33 PM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

No oil or butter. You are a star! I love banana bread/cake, but since I can't eat a lot of bananas (for some reason they give me heartburn) I don't keep them around much to make stuff like this. If cinnamon chips aren't availalbe, I could see substituing another kind of like peanut butter (or chocolate of course, but who really needed to say that?)

2:12 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

Those melted chips look so good!

3:24 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

I cannot beLIEVE there's barely any fat in the recipe. It looks so moist and delicious! Then again I can't believe anyone would dislike bananas too.. :P

4:18 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Maria that is sooooooo good!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

ohh! banana cinnamon! so delicious! i still cannot find the cinnamon chips near me!

6:26 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

I have more brown bananas than I know what to do with. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

I actually have some cinnamon chips. They are difficult to find. I've been saving them for just such a recipe.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Love the combo of banana and cinnamon! I also love that this has no oil!

6:38 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

Ooooh, that looks so yummy, what a great combination!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

That sounds really good! I was just looking for cinnamon chips at my local grocery store and couldn't find them. I'm gonna look at a few more places. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

7:02 PM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Yum. Your cake sounds amazing.

I actually have the opposite problem. I have to buy bananas to deliberately let them go overripe if I want them for baking. I always eat all my bananas.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

I feel like bananas are either green or brown... they're never the colour I want them to be to just eat!
I love baking with them though, just hate waiting for them to turn brown when they're still green...

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love those cinnamon chips and stock up whenever I can find them. I've never thought of trying them with bananas, what a great idea! Looks super yummy!

8:07 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

It looks incredibly moist. I love that there is no oil or butter in there! Amazing. Definitely gonna give this one a try.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I love all things banana, as you can tell by my latest post--banana peanut butter cup cookies. These look great.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Sophie said...

A frozen banana on its own is quite tasty :). I love cinnamon chips, what an awesome invention.

Hope you're feelin' better, have a great weekend!

6:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This looks divoon! Would never think of the cinnamon chips, I bet that is incredible. I love banana cookies, cakes, etc so I'll be sure to try this!

7:54 AM  
Blogger grace said...

this is the second cinnamon-banana combination i've seen in the past ten minutes, and now i crave it. i LOVE the way the melted chips of heaven look in your cake. :)

9:10 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

YUM! Looks if only I could get bananas to hang around long enough to ripen enough. My roomie eats them like crazy! AND I can't find cinnamon chips around!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, this is seriously fabulous. What a unique but mouth watering combination!!!!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Michelle C said...

This looks SO good :) I love new ways to bake with bananas!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...


4:46 PM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Cinnamon makes everything it savory or sweet!

This just makes me wanna yell "YABBA DABBA DOOOOO"!

5:39 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

I love bananas, unfortunately, they hate me. would you believe I am allergic to them? I'm sure these tasted wonderful, but I will never get the chance to try them. (Sniff).

10:00 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

I borrowed your pic because I gave this cake my Holy Yum award! I hope that is Ok! Feel free to post about and/or display the award.

6:09 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

That looks so good! I am going to have to see if I can order some cinnamon chips online.

5:36 PM  
Blogger PheMom said...

This does look amazing! I really can't wait to try it. I'm so excited for you for Tuesday!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Michelle C said...

This is finally in my oven (with tiny fat loving alterations :p) ... Cinnamon chips are better than I would've ever imagined! Thank you!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

We really loved it! It is so fast to mix up. Thanks for sharing your creation.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Chris Simon said...

Just made this tonight. It was a big hit with my family. I truly could not tell that it had no oil or butter. Definitely a keeper!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I just posted this - it was SOOOOO good!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I've yet to try cinnamon chips, but they sound great, and this cake looks wonderful.

6:34 AM  

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