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Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake

I always have bananas in the freezer. I can never eat them in time…they always turn brown on me! Probably because we buy them at Costco and there are a ton in a bunch…and Josh hates bananas! But the good news is that I get to bake with them!

This time I made a banana snack cake with cinnamon chips. If you can’t find cinnamon chips, I am so sorry! Luckily, I can find them at a couple different stores in Salt Lake. They are oh so good!

I thought the banana/cinnamon combo would be nice and I was right! I love it when that happens:) The cake was really moist…even though there is NO butter or oil in this recipe. I promise the bananas do their thing and the cake has a great texture. I added a cinnamon sugar topping to finish off the cake. I loved the cinnamon crunch it added. If you can’t find cinnamon chips, try chocolate or peanut butter chips, I am sure they would be tasty too!!

Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake
3 very ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cinnamon chips

For topping:
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas well with a fork or potato masher. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Stir in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sugar.

Add ¾ cup of the cinnamon chips, and stir briefly. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together the topping ingredients. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter in the pan, and top with the remaining ¼ cup chips.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.
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92 Responses to “Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake”

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  1. Erica — March 6, 2009 @ 6:03 am

    YUM! I love baking with bananas. The cinnamon chips are amazing! Publix just started carrying them and I am thriled!

  2. VeggieGirl — March 6, 2009 @ 6:03 am

    Perfect use of the frozen bananas!! I REALLY need to find cinnamon chips around here…

  3. 5 Star Foodie — March 6, 2009 @ 6:09 am

    Sounds wonderfully delicious with cinnamon chips!

  4. lesley — March 6, 2009 @ 6:14 am

    Cinnamon chips sound fabulous … I want some!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks delicious … and I like that it has no butter or oil.

    Have a great Friday : )

  5. Balance, Joy and Delicias! — March 6, 2009 @ 6:26 am

    very original idea to combine banana and cinnamon!! I’ve never thought that way! it looks delicious!

  6. A_and_N — March 6, 2009 @ 6:55 am

    Lovely cake! I also love the combination of bananas and cinnamon :) Your cake looks very moist even though it doesnt have any butter in it. Excellent!

  7. Leslie — March 6, 2009 @ 7:02 am

    grrrr.I can never find cinnamon chips!!!

  8. ♥Rosie♥ — March 6, 2009 @ 7:20 am

    I am always looking for baking recipes with bananas!! your cinnamon chips it sounds fabulous, brilliant bake!!

    Rosie x

  9. ttfn300 — March 6, 2009 @ 7:22 am

    LOVE this combination :)

  10. RecipeGirl — March 6, 2009 @ 7:28 am

    Yay! Looks like it was wonderful. I made my loaf w/ half whole wheat flour and you couldn’t detect the difference at all. Will have to try your healthier version!

  11. Maria — March 6, 2009 @ 7:30 am

    Thanks everyone!! I promise this is really good without butter or oil.

    Veggiegirl and Leslie- Sorry you can’t find the chips! Every store needs them!

    Recipegirl-I will have to try whole wheat flour next!

  12. Elle — March 6, 2009 @ 7:32 am

    Ooooh, I love this! Great combo!

  13. The Food Librarian — March 6, 2009 @ 7:33 am

    This looks delicious! I’ve never seen cinnamon chips here in Los Angeles, but might mail order for some…they sound fantastic!

  14. Maria — March 6, 2009 @ 7:35 am

    Food Librarian-The cinn. chips are sooo good! They are worth ordering!

  15. Megan — March 6, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    I’m not a big fan of banana bread inless you add another flavor. Cinnamon chips is enough to get my attention plus this is a cake. Now we are talking. And I just happen to have three, yes three rotting, ahh, I mean over ripe bananas. Yippee! Cake this afternoon. :-)
    Love when I have all the ingredients!

  16. Netts Nook — March 6, 2009 @ 7:46 am

    Maria This looks great a usual I say the cinnamon chips last week not I need to remember where thanks. Looks great.

  17. kat — March 6, 2009 @ 7:52 am

    I have caramel chips in the cupboard & I bet they would be good too

  18. Pam — March 6, 2009 @ 7:58 am

    Yum. I love banana cake and adding cinnamon chips makes it even better.

  19. Maria — March 6, 2009 @ 8:02 am

    Kat-Caramel chips sound awesome! Let me know if you try it!

    Pam-Cinnamon chips make everything better!

  20. stephchows — March 6, 2009 @ 8:20 am

    I love making banana cake without butter or oil, I made up a chocolate version just the other day. The cinnamon chips sound delicious!

  21. Beth — March 6, 2009 @ 8:36 am

    I’ve never seen cinnamon chips before – will have to go on the look out.

  22. Dawn — March 6, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    everyone has access to these wonderful cinnamon chips but me! I would love to make so many things with them, and now banana cake.

  23. Foodie with Little Thyme! — March 6, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    Can you mail this to me??? I would love some right NOW!

  24. Barbara Bakes — March 6, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    We have a lot of Costco bananas around too. Sounds like a great way to use them.

  25. Kara — March 6, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    found this on etsy and thought of you! :)

  26. Maria — March 6, 2009 @ 8:55 am

    Dawn-Sorry you can’t find the chips!! Hopefully they will turn up soon!

    Kara-Thanks! I NEED that necklace. Too cute. Thanks for thinking of me:)

  27. Donna-FFW — March 6, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    I may make this today, but sub with choc chips, as I have no cinnamon. I love baking with bananas. Thanks for the recipe. It looks fantastic!!

  28. Elyse — March 6, 2009 @ 9:44 am

    First of all, those cinnamon chips are a total godsend. Amazing find. Love them! I’m with Josh–I don’t like bananas, BUT, and that’s a big but, I like them in baked goods. Soooo, this snack cake is the perfect way for me to sneak bananas into my diet (haha, not the healthiest way, I’m sure). This looks fabulous!!

  29. jen — March 6, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    this looks so yummy! i love cinnamon anything.

  30. Cafe Johnsonia — March 6, 2009 @ 9:50 am


  31. Jan — March 6, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    How strange, we were talking about banana cake in work the other day and I said I’d make one. Now, with cinnamon chips it sounds double yummy – although I’ve never seen them in our shops.
    So – Chocolate chips and banana is the way to go!
    Thanks for sharing it looks delish!

  32. Live.Love.Eat — March 6, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    Very nice. Yeah, still haven’t found cinnamon chips this way. Don’t you have some clout with the cinnamon chip makers? :)

  33. Reeni♥ — March 6, 2009 @ 11:02 am

    This banana cake rocks!! I love cinnamon chips! YUMMMMMMM!!

  34. Judy — March 6, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    Yumm. This looks delicious with those cinnamon chips.

  35. Mary — March 6, 2009 @ 11:31 am

    Banana cake is a favorite here and I love this healthier version of an old standby.

  36. Aggie — March 6, 2009 @ 11:54 am

    That looks SO good! I haven’t found cinnamon chips yet, but have PB chips that would be good in there too…but cinnamon…mmmm…yum!!

  37. Olivia — March 6, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    First off: I’m bookmarking this recipe to make it. Second, you had me at “banana cinnamon”

  38. Momtothreebabies — March 6, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

    oh my goodness this looks amazing!!! I just found your blog on mormonmommyblogs– im a follower now!!
    come see me!
    thanks for the awesome recipes!!!

  39. Maria♥ — March 6, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

    Maria, your banana cinnamon chip cake sounds and looks simply wonderful!! I wish we could get cinnamon chips here in the UK but no such luck.


  40. The Short (dis)Order Cook — March 6, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    No oil or butter. You are a star! I love banana bread/cake, but since I can’t eat a lot of bananas (for some reason they give me heartburn) I don’t keep them around much to make stuff like this. If cinnamon chips aren’t availalbe, I could see substituing another kind of like peanut butter (or chocolate of course, but who really needed to say that?)

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