Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
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Recipe type: Bread/Dessert
Serves: 1 loaf
Banana Bread
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
Cinnamon Streusel Filling
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cocoa powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray or butter; set aside.
  2. In a stand-alone mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (hand-held mixer works too), cream together butter and granulated sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time and vanilla, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
  3. Next add mashed bananas and mix. Mixture may be lumpy.
  4. Finally add the bowl of dry ingredients and buttermilk in three additions by alternating the bowl of dry ingredients with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Scrape down sides of bowl if necessary.
  5. In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon streusel ingredients.
  6. Pour ⅓ of batter into the loaf pan and then sprinkle half of the cinnamon streusel on top. Add another ⅓ of the batter and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon streusel on top. Finally pour the last of the batter on top of the streusel. Some of the streusel may show. Use a knife and swirl the batter around so the cinnamon streusel mixes into the batter.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes then gently tent a piece of aluminum foil on top of loaf pan to prevent the top from burning. Continue to bake for 30-40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted into the center of the bread. Mine baked for 69 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from pan.
If you don't have buttermilk, regular milk will do. You can make your own buttermilk by mixing a ¼ teaspoon of distilled vinegar with the ¼ cup milk and let sit for a few minutes.
Recipe by Stuck On Sweet at