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Banana Cinnamon Chip Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Banana Cinnamon Chip Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Happy Friday! What is on your weekend agenda? We are going to see Iron Man 2 tonight. Josh loves super hero movies and has been anxiously awaiting for this movie to come out. We loved the first one and hope the second is just as good. “I AM IRON MAN”-that song always gets stuck in my head:)

Now onto the bread. I’ve always enjoyed baking banana bread. It makes me feel domestic. I think it is the combination of using up brown bananas so nothing goes to waste and the inviting aroma the bread produces as it bakes. Banana bread is also the perfect gift to share with family, friends, and neighbors.

If you are a cinnamon fan, you will love this banana bread. It is similar to my banana cinnamon chip cake, but in bread form. I added cinnamon chips to the bread and sprinkled the bread with a cinnamon sugar topping. Eat a warm slice of bread with a dab of butter and indulge in banana cinnamon goodness.

I hope all the Mother’s out there have a fantastic Mother’s Day on Sunday. Here are a few brunch ideas:

Stuffed French Toast with Brie and Berries
Lemon Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Asparagus, Spinach, and Feta Cheese Frittata
Bruleed Steel Cut Oats
Rhubarb Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Mom’s- don’t do the cooking or the dishes. This is your day to be spoiled:)

Banana Cinnamon Chip Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Yield: 1 loaf

Cook Time: 50-60 minutes


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup cinnamon chips

For the cinnamon sugar topping:

1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 loaf pan with cooking spray. Dust it lightly with flour and set aside.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Mix the bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Add in the flour mixture and carefully stir. Don't over mix. Add in the cinnamon chips and gently stir.
  • In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon.
  • Add the batter to the loaf pan and smooth out with a spatula. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping generously over the batter.
  • Bake bread for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to cooling rack.
  • Let bread cool for 1o minutes and then remove from pan. Cool, slice, and enjoy.
  • If you like this banana bread, you might also like:

    Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod
    Dorie’s Classic Banana Bundt Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod
    Butterscotch Banana Bread from Vanilla Sugar
    Brown Butter Roasted Banana Bread from Guilty Kitchen
    Banana Cinnamon Chip Muffins from Bake at 350

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    50 Responses to “Banana Cinnamon Chip Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Topping”

    1. Jessica @ How Sweet — May 7, 2010 @ 5:28 am

      Banana bread makes the house smell HEAVENLY. I can only imagine what the cinnamon would do!

    2. Meghan — May 7, 2010 @ 6:02 am

      I still have never tried cinnamon chips!! This sounds like a great way to have them! Love that you added a cinnamon sugar topping as well :)

    3. Michelle — May 7, 2010 @ 6:20 am

      My husband is a super hero kinda guy too! Im sure we will hit Iron Man 2 as well! I have bags of cinnamon chips in my freezer begging to be used. Im sure they will be happy to be in a yummy bread like this!
      I noticed when baking with them you do not need a lot. They have a very strong cinnamon taste.

    4. Rosa — May 7, 2010 @ 6:26 am

      Wonderful! I’d love to find cinnamon chocolate chips here…



    5. Traci — May 7, 2010 @ 6:36 am

      You’re awesome. I have a fridge full of bananas that need to be made into banana bread. Will be trying this recipe! Thank you!

      Have fun at Iron Man 2 tonight. We see it tomorrow night.

    6. Dee — May 7, 2010 @ 6:56 am

      I will have to make this. My girls love banana bread. You come up with such fun recipes keep up the good work.

    7. megan — May 7, 2010 @ 6:57 am

      I made this very bread just a few weeks ago and my daughter asked me to make more! It’s delicious! I hope you have a great weekend Maria. Say Hi to Josh.

    8. Julie @ Pickley Pear — May 7, 2010 @ 7:01 am

      This is amazing. My mom would LOVE it – and probably be upset for making her fat!! Thanks again for a fabulous recipe to add to my collection.

    9. Heather — May 7, 2010 @ 7:02 am

      So yummy! This bread has all my favorites ingredients….cinnamon, more cinnamon and bananas.
      My husband is the same way with superhero movies. We are dying to see Iron Man 2. I hope it’s as good as the 1st one! Have a great weekend!

    10. Steph — May 7, 2010 @ 8:07 am

      I have to try making banana bread next time with cinnamon topping

    11. Barbara Bakes — May 7, 2010 @ 8:09 am

      Reminds me of my Snickerdoodle Bread only with bananas. It sounds wonderful!

    12. DessertForTwo — May 7, 2010 @ 8:30 am

      Oh yum! Just the perfect use for cinnamon chips! thanks!

    13. Sara — May 7, 2010 @ 8:57 am

      Whoa Maria…this sounds awesome! I need to find some cinnamon chips. I’ve seen them on other blogs and wow, I bet this year so great…especially in this recipe.

    14. Erica — May 7, 2010 @ 9:15 am

      What a great treat- my mom would love this! unfortunately, I haven’t seen the cinnamon chips around here for months= blahhhh!

    15. Love the inclusion of cinnamon chips in this banana bread!

    16. Cupcake Activist — May 7, 2010 @ 9:40 am

      That sounds delicious! Cinnamon sounds like a great addition to the bread, but what are cinnamon chips?

    17. emily s — May 7, 2010 @ 9:52 am

      This sounds great! I wish I could get cinnamon chips here, but I’d settle for the bread without them too : ) I’ve been wanting to try a different banana bread recipe and this is going on my list! : ) Thanks!

    18. Sarah — May 7, 2010 @ 9:56 am

      Where do you get cinnamon chips? I have looked at a multitude of grocery stores and can not find them anywhere.

      • twopeas replied: — May 7th, 2010 @ 10:06 am

        Thanks everyone! I find cinnamon chips at Fresh Market-which used to be Albertson’s in Utah. I have also seen them at Dan’s Market. If you can’t find them in stores, you can order them here:

    19. vanillasugar — May 7, 2010 @ 10:42 am

      that crunchy topping is the best part ever.

    20. Live.Love.Eat — May 7, 2010 @ 10:45 am

      If I can find those cinnamon chips I would love to make this. I bet it fills the house with an amazing aroma.

      And we will be watching Iron Man tonight as well! Have fun!!!

    21. Joanne — May 7, 2010 @ 10:58 am

      So funny, I felt so domestic the other day using up blueberries from my freezer that I had frozen last summer! Something about not letting things go to waste.

      This banana bread looks fantastic! I love the abundance of cinnamon.

    22. the country cook — May 7, 2010 @ 11:59 am

      Just the name of this bread sounds heavenly.

    23. grace — May 7, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

      looks properly sturdy and delicious! methinks some compound cinnamon butter would go quite nicely. :)

    24. Cookin' Canuck — May 7, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

      This is making my mouth water. This would be perfect with a cup of tea.

    25. Krista — May 7, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

      Mmm, that looks so homey and warm and wonderful. :-) Perfect weekend food all slathered with melty butter. :-)

    26. Megan — May 7, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

      I love banana bread! I usually add chocolate chips to mine, but I definitely need to try it with cinnamon chips now!

    27. karen — May 8, 2010 @ 5:09 am

      Just found your blog, LOVE IT!!! Awesome recipes …. will be happy to follow along…

    28. I just made a banana spice cake last night for the first time. I’m the same way with Bananas. Any time I find a few brown bananas sitting in the kitchen I get excited because it means I get to bake with them (I love, love, love bananas)!

      I plan to go hog wild this weekend too and make way too many of my mom’s favorite dishes! I might try a few of your mom’s day suggestions too as each look scrumptious.

      p.s. enjoy Iron Man!

    29. Sharlene — May 8, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

      I’ve never tried cinnamon chips! This bread sounds like a wonderful alternative to the standby banana bread. I’m a sucker for cinnamon.

    30. Two of my favorites combined. Cinnamon and banana bread-yum!

    31. leslie — May 8, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

      make you feel domestic? LOL..does look might yummy!
      Happy Mothers Day to you!

    32. Love the bread… It looks wonderful!

    33. pigpigscorner — May 9, 2010 @ 5:21 am

      I love banana bread, always smell so good in the oven!

    34. Dana — May 9, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

      Shoot. I just threw away two bananas that I forgot about. I would have loved to make this bread. I like making banana bread but I don’t really like eating it. To me, it’s boring. But the cinnamon addition here looks terrific!

    35. Mags — May 9, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

      I’ve got a bag of cinnamon chips in the pantry with this recipe written all ove it. Can’t wait to try it… sounds delicious! I might even do it in muffin form.

    36. Emily — May 10, 2010 @ 1:32 am

      Wow, this bread sounds incredible! I love those flavors together.

    37. Great recipe! I love bananas and cinnamon. I bet this smells so great when it is baking!! xo

    38. Maggy — May 11, 2010 @ 3:36 am

      I love sweet cinnamony sweet breads. This looks so good, wish I had some for breakfast!

    39. Deborah — May 11, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

      My biggest problem is that my bananas never get ripe enough for banana bread anymore because my daughter loves them so much! But this definitely does look like a winner!

    40. Peggy — May 13, 2010 @ 6:46 am

      I definitely agree… banana bread ALWAYS makes a house smell warm and inviting!

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