Honey Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Honey Cinnamon Banana Loaf

The newest healthy banana bread creation is here! I know banana bread is the official baking fave of quarantine right now and I am personally very happy about it. It is one of my absolute fave things to bake. This one is SO GOOD. You guys Jacob and I finished the loaf in 12 hours no joke. I tested this recipe a few times before I came up with the idea of creating a paste with the honey and cinnamon to swirl into the bread. Before, I was adding them in separately. The honey/cinnamon mix makes a marbling throughout the bread which gives it cinnamon roll vibes. INTO IT!  This is gluten-friendly (options) and dairy-free. It is sweetened with coconut sugar and honey and that is it! It can also be made into muffins!

Enjoy this one friends! I can't wait for you to make it. Don't forget to tag me on IG @eatwellwithsari if you make it!

BAKING OPTIONS:

  • This recipe makes one standard loaf.
  • If you are making it into muffins, follow the same instructions, and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • If you want to make a 9x13 cake version, double the recipe and bake for 30 minutes. I have tested this version gluten-free all-purpose flour only. You can use all-purpose, oat flour and whole wheat pastry flour. If you use almond flour, add 1/4 C more.

Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

Ingredients:

For the Bread
 2 Spotty Ripe Bananas
 2 Eggs
 ¼ cup Almond Milk
 2 tbsp Oil (Olive, Avocado, Vegetable or Melted/liquid Coconut all work)
 ¼ cup Honey
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 ¼ cup Coconut Sugar
 1 tsp Baking Powder
 2.25 cups Gluten Free Oat Flour OR Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or a mix of both. I mixed 1 C whole wheat and 1 1/4 C gf oat flour for the one pictured here.
 **you can also use almond flour. It will be more cakey. Add an additional 1/4 C)
For the Honey Cinnamon Layer / Marbling
 ¼ cup Honey
 ¾ tbsp Cinnamon

Directions:

1

Preheat oven to 350.

2

In a large mixing bowl, add in ripe bananas, eggs, almond milk, vanilla, oil, and honey. Using a hand mixer - mix everything together until well combined. You can also do this in a food processor or stand mixer. If you don't have any of those, a good old fashion fork works too! If you are using a fork, start with one ingredient at a time and mix (it will be easier).

3

Add in dry ingredients to the mix including flour, coconut sugar, and baking powder. Mix well until there are no chunks and batter is smooth. Set aside.

4

In a small mixing bowl, combine additional honey (1/4 C) and cinnamon (3/4 tbsp). Mix well with a small spoon until a syrupy paste is formed (see picture). Set aside.

5

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper stripes and grease with non-stick spray (I like using coconut oil, but any will work). Pour HALF of the batter into the loaf pan. Shake to even out.

6

Pour half of the honey cinnamon syrup on top of half of the batter. Using a spoon, mix well into the batter. Pour the second half of batter on top and then the second half of the syrup on the top of the loaf. Use a spoon to marble/mix around again. Shake to even out.

7

Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy.

If you want to make MUFFINS - line/grease a muffin tin instead of a loaf pan. Evenly distribute the batter to all 12 vessels and mix in the honey cinnamon syrup. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

9x13 DOUBLE BATCH CAKE VERSIONS PICTURED BELOW

Honey Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Cake 1 Honey Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Cake

For more banana bread recipes check out - Almond Butter Chocolate Banana Bread, Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread Muffins, Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins, and Maple Crunch Granola Banana Cake.

Ingredients

For the Bread
 2 Spotty Ripe Bananas
 2 Eggs
 ¼ cup Almond Milk
 2 tbsp Oil (Olive, Avocado, Vegetable or Melted/liquid Coconut all work)
 ¼ cup Honey
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 ¼ cup Coconut Sugar
 1 tsp Baking Powder
 2.25 cups Gluten Free Oat Flour OR Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or a mix of both. I mixed 1 C whole wheat and 1 1/4 C gf oat flour for the one pictured here.
 **you can also use almond flour. It will be more cakey. Add an additional 1/4 C)
For the Honey Cinnamon Layer / Marbling
 ¼ cup Honey
 ¾ tbsp Cinnamon

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350.

2

In a large mixing bowl, add in ripe bananas, eggs, almond milk, vanilla, oil, and honey. Using a hand mixer - mix everything together until well combined. You can also do this in a food processor or stand mixer. If you don't have any of those, a good old fashion fork works too! If you are using a fork, start with one ingredient at a time and mix (it will be easier).

3

Add in dry ingredients to the mix including flour, coconut sugar, and baking powder. Mix well until there are no chunks and batter is smooth. Set aside.

4

In a small mixing bowl, combine additional honey (1/4 C) and cinnamon (3/4 tbsp). Mix well with a small spoon until a syrupy paste is formed (see picture). Set aside.

5

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper stripes and grease with non-stick spray (I like using coconut oil, but any will work). Pour HALF of the batter into the loaf pan. Shake to even out.

6

Pour half of the honey cinnamon syrup on top of half of the batter. Using a spoon, mix well into the batter. Pour the second half of batter on top and then the second half of the syrup on the top of the loaf. Use a spoon to marble/mix around again. Shake to even out.

7

Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy.

If you want to make MUFFINS - line/grease a muffin tin instead of a loaf pan. Evenly distribute the batter to all 12 vessels and mix in the honey cinnamon syrup. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Honey Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

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