Too Ripe Bananas, No worries……….

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I eat a banana daily so I have the occasional few that get way too brown for my (and Buddy’s) liking.  Instead of wasting them this time I made some delicious banana bread, but this was not your typical bread that we have had over and over again.  This called for some yummy cinnamon sugar goodness and let me tell you it was good.  Cinnamon is super good for you and you can read some of the health benefits here.  In my crazy mind I can forget about the amount of sugar in this recipe since it has CINNAMON = ) Enjoy!

 

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

* recipe can be found at Lovin’ From The Oven

 

For the Bread DSC_0035

  • 3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

 

For the swirl:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°.

 

Butter and four a loaf pan (9×5).   Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together. sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture.  Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!

 

In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbs cinnamon.

 

Add 1/2 of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle half, or a little more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan.  Add the rest of the batter, and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top.

 

Bake for 50-60 minutes, but remember, if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan, be careful and keep a close eyeball on it!

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