Banana and Cinnamon Loaf

Banana and Cinnamon Loaf

Cuts into 12 slices

When we first came to Australia, one of our being weekend treats was to go to the cafe in the local bookstore and have a flat white coffee and a warm buttered slice of banana bread. Coming from the UK, proper coffee and banana bread seemed so exotic. I know, right? We were totally living the dream!

So you can imagine my surprise a few years later, when I started baking and blogging, I made a loaf of banana bread and David declined my offer of a scrumptious slice. It turns out he’s fallen out of love with banana bread and just doesn’t care for it anymore.

I have made many banana breads to try and “turn” him since then, but he has deemed them all “too banana-y.” See, he even has his own adjective to describe it! However, this  banana bread is so tasty, even David eats it and if that’s not an edible seal of approval, I don’t know what is!

This loaf contains three of my favourite baking ingredients, bananas, cinnamon and sour cream and when they’re baked together in this loaf, I promise you it’s a winning combination. If the truth be told, I started making this banana bread before Christmas and have made it multiple times, but it is so moreish, it’s always consumed too quickly for me to take a photo! The secret is the cinnamon sugar crumb on the outside of the loaf, it will take your banana bread to the next level. Try it and see for yourself!

Are you a fan of banana bread too? Have you ever fallen out of love with a food?

Banana and Cinnamon Loaf

Ingredients

50g butter, at room temperature

200g caster sugar

1 egg

2-3 bananas (about 200g)

110g sour cream

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1  teaspoon bicarbonate soda

a pinch of salt

210g self raising flour

40g chopped walnuts (optional)

1 tablespoon sugar (extra)

1 teaspoon cinnamon (extra)

Banana and Cinnamon Loaf

How to – Traditional

  1. Heat oven to 170C/fan 150C. Grease the sides and base of a 24cm  loaf tin.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the extra tablespoon of sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle it all over the inside of the loaf tin, coating the base and sides.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  4. Mash the banana and add it to the bowl along with the eggs and sour cream.
  5. Add the  cinnamon, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and mix gently.
  6. Fold in the bicarb and the flour and stir through the nuts, if using.
  7. Using a spatula, transfer  the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 1 hour, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the tin.

Banana and Cinnamon Loaf

How to – Thermomix

  1. Heat oven to 170C/fan 150C. Grease the sides and base of a 24cm  loaf tin.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the extra tablespoon of sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle it all over the inside of the loaf tin, coating the base and sides.
  3. Add butter to TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 7. Add the sugar and insert butterfly and mix butter and sugar for 1 minute on speed 4.
  4. Remove the butterfly and  with the blades running on speed 3, add the egg through the hole in the lid. This should take about 30 seconds.
  5. Add the bananas, sour cream, cinnamon and vanilla extract and chop for 5 seconds on speed 4. Scrape down sides and base of bowl.
  6. Add the bicarb and the flour and mix for  10 seconds on speed 4If necessary, mix again for another 5 seconds on speed 4. If adding walnuts, fold through on reverse speed 3  for 10 seconds.
  7. Using the spatula, transfer  the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 1 hour, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the tin.

Other info

Prep time: 5 minutes   Cooking time: 1 hour

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    This looks amazing!!! I love banana bread!

  • Yes! I would find it so hard to fall out of love with banana bread. But I’ve been experimenting with GF (wheat allergy) V banana bread recipes for a while and have had no luck 🙁 I just tried a premade mix on Sunday and it turned out great, now to figure out the recipe haha

    • That’s a shame about the GF experiments. You should check out Kristy at Southern In Law, she has some awesome GF banana bread recipes. It would be a crime against cake to let a wheat allergy come between you and your love of banana bread!

      • Oo, thanks! I’ll check out Kristy’s recipes. Not gonna let anything come between me and banana bread!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I think I’m a bit over macarons. They’re pretty but they don’t really do much for me. I used to love them though. Maybe it’s too many? 😛

  • I do like banana and chocolate together but haven’t thought of trying banana and cinnamon! It sounds delicious.

  • Banana, cinnamon and sour cream what a winning combination. I must admit to being a bit over banana cake myself for a while, but this one sure sounds tempting. xx

    • Banana cake is one thing I could never get over! This one really is tempting, because I for one, can never say no to bananas or cinnamon!

  • I LOVE banana cake / bread and this version sounds scrumptious. Food I have fallen out of love with include sweet and sour pork and nori.

    • Ah yes, sweet and sour isn’t my favourite either. But this is one cake you’ll never fall out of love with!

  • I LOVE making banana cake. It’s the first cake that I ever learned to make and I have my mum’s recipe that I make all the time. I never thought of adding cinnamon though!

  • merilyn

    thankyou sammie!
    this sounds delicious! may make that today!
    I came visiting this morning thinking rabbit hole!
    … but! … forgot!
    enjoy your weekend hun! lovem:)X

    • I feel quite redundant this morning but will use my non rabbit hole time wisely! Happy baking and happy weekend xx

  • Very exotic!

  • Oh yum. I love a banana -heavy loaf but I think my kids would prefer this one.