Cinnamon Swirl Banana Cake

Summer started not even a week ago, but I can already feel my brain mushing.

All I do is eat, eat, look at some food porn (yea, it’s a gross term for ‘poring through recipes’) and then eat some more.

I should probably read a book or something. Probably.

Anyways, since my brain is in summer mode so it can’t function at it’s best, I’ll keep this post short and simple.

I found this recipe on Lovin’ From The Oven. Her blog was the first food blog I have ever visited and it inspired me to bake! Yes, it’s that awesome of a blog, go check it out!

(I have yet to figure out how to insert links into posts, sorry folks)

I had some trouble trying to figure out whether to call this cake or bread. But I decided to go with cake in the end because I baked it in an 8×8 square pan. (I need to invest in a bread loaf pan ASAP!)

I’m a huge fan of banana bread (actually, that goes for everything else too). However, I did not enjoy this recipe as much as I have with other recipes. Maybe because I like to keep things simple; I’m a no frills kinda girl. The cinnamon sugar added a nice flare to switch things up a bit, but I think I prefer good ol’ unadorned banana bread/cake.

The cinnamon sugar created a crispy flaky top texture and it added a crunch in contrast to the soft cake part. If you like cinnamon and crunchiness, definitely try this out!

Cinnamon Banana Cake
source: Lovin’ From The Oven


  • 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
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon

How – To:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a pan. Just adjust the time as needed depending on what kind of pan you’re using.
  2. 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!
  3. In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbs cinnamon.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes, but remember, if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan, be aware that it might require a different baking time!

Join the Conversation

  1. Me me! I like cinnamon and crunchiness a lot! I have some bananas on hand…. maybe for this?;)

    1. oh u should definitely make this!

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