Cinnamon Banana Bread
Prep ~ 20 mins Bake 30-40 mins
Not your typical banana bread... this recipes uses the simplest ingredients but makes a uniquely moist and fluffy cinnamon banana bread. For an even more beautiful result, try baking it in an elaborate Bundt cake form or as a bite-sized treat in a muffin form.
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
3 medium eggs
113g melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
200g white sugar
180g all-purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of chocolate chips
OR 3/4 cup of nuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F and prep your cake form by lightly greasing.
Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat together until the mixture lightens in color and looks creamy. While continuing to beat the mixture, slowly add 1 egg at a time.
Gently incorporate the banana and vanilla, being careful not to over mix.
Weight out the flour and whisk in the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Then slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wets using a rubber spatula. Add optional chocolate or nuts into the batter and mix for about 30 seconds before transferring the cake batter into the form.
Bake in the center of the oven for about 30-40 minutes.
The cake is done when it's a rich brown color around the edges and just beginning to pull away from the edge of the pan (and a toothpick will come out clean).
Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes, then turn it out onto a rack to cool completely.