cinnamon sugar banana bread

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Hygge. No, the cat didn’t walk all over my laptop. Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, that’s the new It-word this autumn, with several books and articles about it popping up as the nights start to draw in. It means the Danish concept of cosiness, encompassing the things that Scandi folk do so well: evenings in front of a roaring fire, snuggling under blankets, lighting a ton of candles, watching excellent crime dramas and eating lots of hearty, comforting food.

All sounds good, doesn’t it? Whilst crime dramas aren’t really my thing I’ve definitely welcomed back good autumn TV (helloooo Victoria/GBBO/Strictly ❤ ). From a baking point of view, cinnamon really comes into it’s own at this time of year. Weird, isn’t it, that it’s just not really a spring/summer flavour, but as soon as September hits it’s like ‘let’s mull ALL the things’.

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To that end, I’ve got a recipe that’s become a new favourite with my family. Banana bread is a great thing on its own, but add cinnamon sugar and OH MY GOD IT’S AMAZING.

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Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread

This recipe is from Lovin’ From The Oven – I’ve just converted the measurements to grams.

Ingredients

  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp bicarb. soda
  • pinch salt
  • 190g plain flour
  • 60g sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Method

Preheat your oven to 160*C {fan-forced} and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.

Melt the butter if you haven’t already, and set aside to cool. Peel and mash the bananas, and add to a mixing bowl along with the butter, caster sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until just combined.

Sieve the flour, salt and bicarb into the mixture and fold in gently. The mixture will be lumpy and a bit gross-looking but this is good.

Mix together the other sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl.

Spoon about half of the cake batter into the loaf tin, and cover with about half of the cinnamon sugar mix. Add the rest of the batter on top, and cover with the rest of the sugar.

Bake for around 60-70 minutes, checking with a skewer to see if it’s done.  Mine took around 75. The smell = amazing!

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