Cinnamon-Banana Bread

I don’t bake a ton, and wanting to challenge myself, I decided to make this without a recipe or looking at any proportions, just going off feel. It turned out good the first time, but better after a second and third attempt with some tweaks. Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar, cinnamon, or bananas, include nuts, chocolate, or any other likeminded additions. One thing I did like after more trials, is not mashing the bananas too much – I liked the larger chucks of banana, giving it a stronger banana flavor and better texture.

Cinnamon Banana Bread

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf


  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/8 t baking powder
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 1/3 c warm water
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-5 T cinnamon
  • 3-5 mashed bananas


  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 4 T cinnamon
  • 4 T butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 400˚.
  • Combine all ingredients for dough in large bowl. Pour into a buttered cake or bread pan.
  • In same bowl, combine ingredients for crumble, then spread over top of dough.
  • Cook for roughly 20 minutes, or until a fork comes out close to clean. Reduce heat if necessary.
Keyword banana, bread, cinnamon