cinnamon swirl banana bread

Let’s talk about banana bread for a sec, k? It’s delicious, check. It makes your entire house smell incredible, check. Annnnd I was totally craving it the other night. Plus! Bonus! We had these bananas that had just been sitting in our fridge for a few days too long and made me cringe every time I looked at them. A.K.A. the perfect bananas for the job. Because, as everybody knows, that is the purpose of old bananas. To make delicious banana bread. Just like stale bread’s only purpose is to make french toast. And soft avocados are perfect for guacamole. Capiche? Capiche. Anyway, those old bananas, man. It was fate. So I googled a recipe for cinnamon banana bread, because I was in the mood for something a little fancier than just plain ole’ bananer bread (“not that there’s anything wrong with that!”) ((name that t.v. show)) and found a good one. Okay, a reeeeal good one. And I followed the directions down pat and it was incredible, and so! I thought it would only be right to share the recipe with all of you, my dear friends. I used this recipe from For the Love of Cooking and the only difference was that I left out the cloves. The reason being? I didn’t have any cloves. I know.

So. Yes. Make this. And thank me later. Also, we ate slices of the banana bread with ice cream and holy cow. It brought it to the next level. Do it.

Have you made anything delicious lately?



  1. Maria Moklestad says

    Wow. This looks a-mazing and as a fellow lover of banana bread I will have to make this a.s.a.p.! This week I baked pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. With it being October and all I just had to get into the fall mood by making something pumpkin. The cookies are my favorite…so delicious. Also, I will remember the ice cream idea for the banana bread. :)

    • Katie says

      Girlll you HAVE to make this. SO much better than regular banana bread!! I have never made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but I pinned a recipe last year, so I guess I should probs get on that ;) Especially since you love them so!!

  2. says

    oh man, i have been in the same “fally” (that’s a word right haha… it is now ;) ) kind of mood. alas! my pots, pans, and all other kitchen goodies are packed away. can’t wait to get this move over with so i can cook and bake up a storm! and you best believe i will be trying this recipe out because it looks amazballs :)

    • Katie says

      Fally is totes a word. And you haaaave to make this! Hoping your moving goes smoothly and quickly so you can get all settled in!! :)

  3. says

    Oh. my. I need to make that this weekend. It looks way too amazing to not make it now! I don’t think I have ever ate banana bread with ice cream…coming from a dessert addict, this is unacceptable! I must change it!

    Xo, Kelsey

    • Katie says

      YES, you have to make it! Let me know how you like it! It’s seriously so good and makes your whole house smell like heaven.

  4. Kay Kay says

    I am a GIANT bread fan! Banana is great and yours looks AMAZING!!!!!!
    Have you ever tried Zuchini Bread?
    xoxo, Kay Kay

  5. Ann says

    That looks SO good! I love banana bread! I made carrot-coconut-orange bars for a weekend breakfast this past weekend and they were AMAZING!

  6. says

    Oh my gosh! This looks amazing!!! Now I need to go get some bananas to rot on my counter haha.

    I would Love if you joined my Flannel Friday link-up today!


    • Katie says

      That is so crazy- I’m literally making pumpkin muffins (using a pumpkin bread recipe) right this moment!! It smells amazing, I’m pretty excited about it!

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