You won’t be able to resist this Cinnamon Banana Bread! Deliciously moist and dense with the wonderfully tasty addition of a cinnamon swirl!

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Oh. My. Gosh. The cinnamon sugar swirl in this banana bread might just make it the gold standard of banana bread.

I thought the paleo banana bread with chocolate and almond butter or the whole wheat banana bread with Greek yogurt were the gold standards…

….BUT, i was wrong.

It’s cinnamon sugar swirl, my friends. It’s taking your banana bread game up QUITE a few levels.

It’s kind of like if the air fryer cinnamon rolls and banana bread had a baby and I know you’re gonna love it.

Why you will LOVE this recipe

If you are ANYTHING like me, you love a thick slice of your favorite sweet bread smothered in butter. I mean, a moist and delicious piece of butternut squash bread, chocolate paleo zucchini bread or ANY of my multitude of banana bread recipes is always satisfying for breakfast or a snack. Today’s cinnamon swirl banana bread takes banana bread to the next level and trust me, you’ll never want to go back. It’s impossibly easy to make, has all that banana goodness, is perfectly tender, AND has the most sweet and satisfying ribbons of cinnamon sugar running throughout it. Trust me, this will be a new favorite, go-to recipe in your house and it probably won’t last long so make a few loaves!

Ingredients Needed

Head over to your baking cabinet and pull out all the basics, because that’s what you’ll need for this cinnamon banana bread recipe. It is made with typical baking ingredients that you will probably have hanging around your pantry already. Here’s what you will need:

All Purpose flour or gluten free 1:1 flour
Baking Powder
Mashed Ripe Banana
White Sugar
Coconut Sugar
Avocado Oil

How to make Cinnamon Banana Bread


Turn on the oven and let it preheat while you prepare the batter. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper to prevent sticking and rub the sides with oil. 


Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a medium sized bowl and whisk to combine. In a larger bowl, add the banana, eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk just until smooth. 


Using a rubber spatula, spoon half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Mix together the filling ingredients and sprinkle on top, then use your spatula to scoop the rest of the batter on top of the filling. 


Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool completely in the pan, then slice, serve and DEVOUR!

Cinnamon Banana Bread Recipe Variations 

If you’re LOVING the idea of cinnamon sugar swirled throughout a comforting and delicious loaf of banana bread, you are not alone. However, if you need to mix things up in this recipe to suit your dietary needs or preferences, you totally can! Here are some ways to make this banana bread recipe your own:

Make it Gluten Free: Simply use your favorite 1:1 gluten free flour blend instead of all purpose flour to make it gluten free.

Add Ins: Feel free to add in whatever you’d like to spice things up even more! I recommend throwing in a handful of your favorite dried fruit (think raisins or cranberries) or some butterscotch, chocolate, or white chocolate chips!

Can I make this Recipe as Muffins?

In short, YES you can! Although I haven’t tried it personally, I think that this cinnamon sugar banana bread would make some delicious muffins. They would also be an easy grab and go snack, perfect for those busy days. 

More delicious recipes with cinnamon

gluten free cinnamon roll overnight oats
keto snickerdoodles
cinnamon roll homemade cashew butter


Cinnamon Banana Bread

You won't be able to resist this Cinnamon Banana Bread! Deliciously moist and dense with the wonderfully tasty addition of a cinnamon swirl!

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings 10 Slices

Calories 275kcal

Author Taylor


2 Cups All purpose or GF 1:1 Flour (262g)

1 Tbsp Baking powder

1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon

3/4 tsp Salt

2 Cups Mashed ripe banana (514g or about 4 or 5 large bananas)

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup White sugar

1/4 Cup Coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

1/3 Cup Avocado Oil (or any neutral flavored oil)

1 tsp Vanilla

For the cinnamon sugar filling

4 Tbsp White sugar

1 Tbsp Cinnamon


Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of an 8 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, rubbing the sides with oil.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate large bowl, whisk the banana, eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well mixed.

Add the dry ingredients into the banana mixture and whisk until mixed. Pour half the batter into the prepared pan

Mix the filling ingredients and sprinkle over the bread. Gently, spoon the rest of the batter over top

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 – 20 mins. Let cool COMPLETELY in the pan.

slice with a serrated knife and DEVOUR



Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 8.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 7mg

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