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Every week I go to the grocery store. I get the usual suspects, which happen to include bananas. Now, I love bananas, but I don’t love bananas in recipes. I also love my banana to be super green, not a speck of brown on them. This works out because I buy them super green, get a couple days in and then Jeff takes over. We have every stage of a banana sitting on our counter. Now, there are times when the bananas have gone past the point of no return and they are looking a sad state on the counter and that’s when we spring into Cinnamon Banana Bread mode. This recipe is adapted from Lovin the Oven for years. But sometimes, I’m so lazy, I just want to dump it into a loaf pan and that’s where are today with a twist on the classic.
Now we have a long standing joke in our house about banana bread. For years when we were first dating and newlyweds, I could not for the life of me bake a loaf of bread. I would bake it and the inside would be totally under cooked. To the point where we’d toss it in a pan and make banana bread french toast! Which, was delicious by the way. Over the years, I’ve learned to bake an extra 15 minutes, and by golly it’s the best banana bread around.
Over the years, I’ve added more salt and more cinnamon to the recipe, because I love the balance of salty with the sweet. It’s also one of those recipes you can definitely add 3-4 bananas or even 5, depending how you’re feeling. Sometimes like to not overly mash the bananas so it has little banana chunks throughought.
Have a bunch of yucky baanas? No problem! This easy Classic Cinnamon Banana Bread is perfect for those!