Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

The smell coming from the oven while this cinnamon swirl banana bread was baking was simply amazing.

This banana bread, with it’s incredible moistness and sweet banana flavor has tons of very very ripe mashed bananas, this is what makes the bread so sweet and moist and generally very yummy, also yoghurt for freshness (and less butter) and a cinnamon brown sugar swirl in the middle.
Lots of vanilla in it too, because I just love real vanilla, I love it almost more that chocolate.
Making this (and from this day forward your favorite 😉) banana bread is so simple. It’s very straight forward, however it is necessary to have all the ingredients at room temperature.
Get everything out, measure correctly and throw it together.
First mix the dry ingredients and set aside. Then in a stand mixer, mix the wet ingredients.
Mixing the dry with the wet should be done with a rubber spatula because over mixing will turn your banana bread into rubber. And that would be such a shame. Just about 8 strokes with the spatula until all the flour is absorbed. No more.


⏰ Prep time : 10 min
🍧 Cooking time : 40-45 min approx.
🍴 Makes : 1 loaf


INGREDIENTS:

• 2 cups (250gr.) all purpose flour or half whole wheat and have plain or even spelt flour.
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• pinch of salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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• 3/4 cup (150gr. ) packed coconut sugar or regular light brown sugar
• 1/2 cup (115 gr.) unsalted butter, room temperature
• 2 large eggs, at room temperature
• 1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
• 1/3 cup plain yogurt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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• 2 tbsp. coconut sugar or light brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350° F. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar and butter on medium speed until well blended and creamy– about 3 minutes.
4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5. Add the mashed banana, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix on the lowest stand for just a minute or so.
6. Remove bowl from mixer.
7. Add the dry ingredients in one go and gently fold to mix with a spatula. Do not overmix. Just until all the flour is no longer visible, about 10 folds.
8. Mix the cinnamon and the sugar for the center swirl.
9. Spoon half of the batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar in one straight line on the batter. Cover with more batter and make swirls or zig-zags with a knife.
10. Top with remaining batter. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely on the wire rack.
11. Slice and enjoy.
12. Banana Bread will keep for about a week in an airtight container.

Enjoy!
Myra XO

If you make this, don’t forget to snap a pic and post it on Instagram. Remember to tag me in your picture @thecookingspoonblog so I can see your delicious creations.

Banana Cake

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This Banana cake is a hybrid between a banana bread and a cake. It’s super healthy and even wheat free.  We love having it for breakfast with some peanut butter or nutella and toasted it’s absolutely amazing.

It also happens to be fat free and has very little sugar in it.

Pre heat the oven to 310° F./160° C.

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 C. Mashed Bananas
  • 3 medium eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 C. Honey
  • 1/4 C. Coconut blossom sugar
  • 1 1/2  tsp.pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4  C. Yogurt regular or soy
  • 2 C. Spelt flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Plus: 1 tbsp. Coconut blossom sugar  + tsp Cinnamon mixed for sprinkling over the top

INSTRUCTIONS:

Spray a loaf tin with cooking oil, line  with parchment paper and lightly spray with oil again.

In a large bowl combine the first 6 ingredients.

In an other bowl sift together the flour with the baking soda and powder.

Add the dry mix to the wet mix and stir together with a spatula, do not over beat.

Pour into loaf pan. Sprinkle with the coconut sugar and cinnamon mix and swirl through a knife.

Place  in the middle of the oven and bake for about 60 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing.

TIP: serve with some Chocolate-Hazelnut spread or Peanut butter. Sprinkle over some toasted Coconut shavings.

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Looking for more great recipes to try?  Be sure to check out this Raspberry & Almond Breakfast Loaf             IMG_7972