Easy Cinnamon Banana Bread

Happy Friday friends! It’s been a long 9 days around here while I was handling the kids all by myself, and the hubs was traveling, but he comes back tonight and I couldn’t be more excited!!! Hello sleep! =) Any other mamas out their who have traveling husbands and basically cringe right when they bring up their upcoming travel? I feel like every time he brings it up, I run in the opposite direction, hide in the closet, and just start chugging wine. #nojudgies

Anywaaaaay…let’s move on shall we?? Ok, so real talk. We are fully guilty of buying bananas and then all of them not getting eaten because everyone in my household despises any banana that has spots on it. Too mushy…too sweet…You name it, there’s something wrong with that spotty banana. But, they were getting thrown away far too often. Or I would be the sucker in the house that would have to eat it and I hate a mushy, extra yellow banana. So to save myself from eating a dying banana, I knew I had to come up with a way to use them. Enter cinnamon banana bread!

One bowl, one loaf pan, and an hour later all those bananas have been put to good use, and my kids gobble it up uber fast when given to them. And oh yea, another plus is your house basically smells AHmazing!

I put it in their lunch box, give it to them for breakfast, or bribe them to finish their dinners and give them the banana bread for dessert! Works like a charm! =)

I also like to add fun variations to this bread! Throw in walnuts, raisins, slivered almonds, chocolate chips…seriously though, the possibilities are endless!

Easy Cinnamon Banana Bread
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 3 large over-ripe bananas
  2. ⅓ cup of melted butter
  3. ¾ cup of sugar
  4. 1 egg, beaten
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. 1.5 cups flour
  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 °F. Butter/grease and flour a 9X5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a giant bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the melted butter, sugar, egg, cinnamon, and vanilla into the bowl and give it a good stir. Sprinkle in the baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture.
  3. Slowly start mixing in the flour and make sure not to over-mix.
  4. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and place in the center of the oven. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick that has been inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
  5. Let it cool before you remove from the loaf pan!
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Alfa Sengupta http://www.alfasengupta.com/

Definitely whipping up another batch of this over the weekend as I have a few ugly bananas on my counter! If you try making it, leave me a comment letting me know how it turned out!

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The Comments

  • Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy
    September 8, 2017

    Oh my goodness! That looks so tasty! I’ve got some ripe bananas calling to me, so I may just need to make this!!

  • Mary Ware
    September 8, 2017

    Perfect timing! I have over-ripe bananas and was just thinking I need to make some bread! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Fawn
    September 8, 2017

    Yummy! Perfect recipe for fall I will have to try it out .

  • Angela Amores
    September 9, 2017

    This looks delicious, and I love that the recipe isn’t a huge amount of ingredients. I’m going to make this next week for my kiddos.

  • Aly
    September 9, 2017

    Oh my goodness, this looks totally divine! Saving so I can make some SOON!

    • Alfa
      → Aly
      September 23, 2017

      It’s absolutely delicious! Let me know how it turns out!

  • Amber Battishill
    September 10, 2017

    This was perfect timing! I have a bundle of overripe bananas that are dying to be used!

  • Meghan
    January 12, 2018

    Yum! I’m going to have to try this. This is right up my alley. Thanks!

  • platforms and pacifiers - hanna
    January 13, 2018

    This came at literally the PERFECT time! I have like 10 bananas waiting in my fridge to be baked into bread!