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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. Jen @ How To: Simplify — May 13, 2010 @ 9:03 am

      I just made Banana Pecan Bread…great minds think alike! This bread looks like it melts in your mouth! Yum!

    2. Laura — October 25, 2010 @ 9:27 am

      A great website to buy cinnamon chips is They have reasonable shipping and handling and a wonderful variety of other ingredients for baking!

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    4. I just made this over the weekend – soooooo good! This recipe will definitely become one of my staples when looking to use up those brown bananas!

      • twopeas replied: — April 13th, 2011 @ 6:55 am

        Glad you enjoyed the bread!

    5. Brendan — June 14, 2011 @ 5:35 am

      Just out of curiousity, for the cinnamon sugar coating, do you use white sugar or brown sugar?

      • Two Peas replied: — June 14th, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

        I used white sugar.

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    7. Annette McMurrey — November 24, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

      Made these as 36 mini muffuns (baked 30 min) to tuck in with cookies for holiday gifting. They rose to an elegant height – perfect little bite-sized morsels of bliss, Delicious!

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