Brown sugar cinnamon banana bread

Brown sugar cinnamon banana bread

Classic banana bread spiced with cinnamon and soft brown sugar delivers a loaf so good, you won't be able to stop at just one slice. Guaranteed!
Course Baking, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, Banana bread recipe, cinnamon banana bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 (makes 1 loaf of banana bread)
Calories 228kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 125 g (½ cup) butter room temperature
  • 200 g (1 cup) brown sugar I used muscavado sugar
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 6 (approximately 350g) large bananas (the blacker they are, the better)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 250 g (2 cups) flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt

for the topping

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350°F and grease and line a standard loaf tin (approx 20cmx12cm) with baking paper.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy then add the eggs one a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the bananas and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients and stir into the batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf tin.
  • Mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and sprinkle over the banana bread.
  • Place the tin in the oven and allow to bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg