Cinnamon Banana Bread

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I can’t believe it’s May 1st! I also can’t believe it was 85* outside yesterday and it was my day off so I was able to enjoy every ounce of sunlight and warmth possible.  I also made sure to rock the windswept look after driving around with all my windows down and the sunroof open.  No complaints here.


You know what else I’m not complaining about?  This new banana bread recipe.

I got back in the kitchen for some baking on Sunday and it was amazing. I’ve been trying a new banana bread recipe for months and kept getting stuck.  It was leaving me defeated and unmotivated and I felt like I couldn’t make something else until I got that recipe right.  Well, I was wrong.


I’ve got a new banana bread recipe for you today but it’s not the one I’ve been working on.  But it only took one try and I pretty much love it.  It’s not a sweet bread but I didn’t want a sweet bread.  I wanted something that was delicious, healthy and could be part of a great snack topped with some almond butter and fruit…

photo-251Or that I could pair with a little more protein and turn into a lunch in the sun.


That’s exactly what I got.


Cinnamon Banana Bread

by Katie Arnold

Cook Time: 50


  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 banana Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the optional swirl

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 TBSP honey


Mix all wet ingredients in a larger bowl. Then in a smaller bowl, stir all dry ingredients together. A little at a time, add the dry ingredients to the wet.

Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour 1/2 the batter into the bottom and even it out. Now drizzle on our cinnamon swirl and add the rest of the batter.*

Bake in a 350* oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

*If you don’t want to add the cinnamon swirl, just pour all of the batter in and bake. The swirl just makes it fun and adds a bit more cinnamon flavor.

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Give it a try, it might be just the recipe you’ve been waiting for.


18 thoughts on “Cinnamon Banana Bread

  1. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Oh wow girlie, this looks amazing!! And so clean! I absolutely LOVE it when something comes out on the first try…actually, most of my “bests” have happened that way. I feel like sometimes, the more I try, the more defeated/frustrated/determined (yeah I’m a bit crazy) I get and then IF I even have some success at the end, it doesn’t really matter because I’ve already sucked the fun out of it. Make sense? Hmm, hopefully it does…my mind’s a little scattery today! 😉

    1. admin Post author

      Girl, I get it! I think that’s why I gave up on the other recipe. This was so easy and so delicious!

  2. Kalee

    The bread looks so good!! I hate it when you have to keep on trying different things to recipes. I always get so frustrated, but its so nice when you find one that works! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the day off in the sunny weather!!

  3. Sydney

    Yum! That banana bread recipe looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it. I love the idea to use a little cinnamon 🙂

    1. admin Post author

      The challenge would be not eating the whole thing on the plane… 😉

  4. Presh

    Oooooh I want to try this!!
    I always have bananas that are getting too ripe!
    I jusy tried making my first banana bread last week.
    Came out better than expected!

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