Banana Bread….with a Twist!


Hey Gang!

So, like I said before, I am an avid foodie! I am up to trying basically anything and I enjoy cooking in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes I find on cookbooks or on the internet (especially pinterest). As a typical poor college student, my summers and spent back at my parent’s place. My father does the majority of the cooking and I work to pay for college. I don’t get lots of time in front of the stove making suppers and desserts. While my kitchen time is very limited, I still am able to try out a new recipe every now and then, and I will let you guys know how it goes…….like today!!

So, yesterday, my brother wanted me to make something with all of his overripe bananas (8 in total!) and he wanted me to add cinnamon to it. I went searching on my handy dandy pinterest and came across this recipe! It was super easy because no mixer is needed and all of the ingredients were right in my brother’s kitchen. It used enough bananas so I only had to make a double batch! The end result was a yummy hit and I will show you how to make it. Check out the photos below the recipe!

Banana Bread with a Cinnamon Swirl.
Adapted from:
What you need:
*1 cup (2 Sticks) of melted butter
*1 cup of granulated sugar
*2 large eggs
*1 teaspoon vanilla
*2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 teaspoon baking soda
*4 ripe bananas (about 1.5 cups)
**optional** I also added 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cinnamon Sugar Swirl:
*2 tablespoons melted butter
*3 tablespoons granulated sugar
*3 tablespoons brown sugar
*2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

How to put it all together:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9×5 bread pan
  2. Take your trusty large bowl and melt your butter. Let it cool for a bit before whisking the sugar, eggs, and vanilla into it. Then, stir in the flour and baking soda. Finally, fold in the mashed bananas (and chocolate chips), but just only until they are combined
  3.  To make the swirl: use a fork to mix the sugars, cinnamon, and the butter together until it is thick and combines
  4. Into the bread pan, pour out half of your batter into the pan. Then, scoop out half of your cinnamon-sugar mix on top. Finish it off by pouring the rest of your batter on top, then the rest of your cinnamon-sugar mix. Take a knife and swirl in the batter to get that funky swirl in the bread 🙂
  5. Place your pan in the oven for 60-70mins, or until it’s golden brown on top. Take out and let it cool at least 30 mins before putting on a cooling rack or cutting.

Enjoy! Here are some photos of my cooking adventures

Batter all mixed together, good enough to eat from here :)
Batter all mixed together, good enough to eat from here 🙂
put in pan and ready for oven!
put in pan and ready for oven!
Yum! Fresh out of the oven! Can't wait to dig in :)
Yum! Fresh out of the oven! Can’t wait to dig in 🙂

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