Cinnamon swirl banana bread

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Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Pippedydeadeye » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:31 am

This is my colleague's recipe.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
For the bread:
3-4 over-ripe bananas, mashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (I think I used more like 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten (I use large)
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarb of soda
dash of salt (not needed if butter is salted)
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour

For the swirl:
1/3 cup sugar (I used a bit less than this)
1 Tbs cinnamon (I used a bit less than this)

Preheat oven to 175 °C. Butter and line a loaf pan with greaseproof paper. Mine was 9 x 5, but you could use any sort, I suppose. Just keep a close eye on it in the oven, and adjust the time as needed.
Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together (I used wooden spoon). sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbs cinnamon.
Add half of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle a little more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan. Add the rest of the batter, and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, but remember, if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan, be careful and keep a close eyeball on it!

Optional extras:
• Milk or dark chocolate chips (add to batter before or after flour)
• Chopped nuts

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Chicky » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:32 am

Thank you!

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Barbara » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:42 am

Oh. Oh. Cinnamon swirl banana bread. God my mouth is watering.

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Pippedydeadeye » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:43 am

It was amazing. I am waiting politely until it's acceptable to ask for another piece. :)

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by lazzikins! » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:50 am

That sounds immense. But I never understand cups. :cry:

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Beena » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:56 am

Oh lord Pips. I have old bananas.

I've got measuring cups, Lazzi and shall be making this later. Do you want me to jot down the weights as I go?

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Pippedydeadeye » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:58 am

I think consistency is key - just grab a teacup and use that for everything. Or there are plenty of conversion sites: http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/us_cups_to_weight.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Thora mkii GTi » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:58 am

Pippedydeadeye wrote:It was amazing. I am waiting politely until it's acceptable to ask for another piece. :)
Shortly after you've buried your face in it :yes:

It sounds delicious

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by lazzikins! » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:59 am

Beena wrote:Oh lord Pips. I have old bananas.

I've got measuring cups, Lazzi and shall be making this later. Do you want me to jot down the weights as I go?

That would be freaking fantastic, Beena-Weena. :yes:

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Barbara » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:01 am

Polite? Ask? Of course you're right, that's what you should do, yes. I would too :look:

Lazzi - cups are easy just measure by volume rather than weight, just shy of 250mls should do it if you've got a measuring jug or something suitably measurey.

ETA: or what Pip said :yes:. Or, what Beena said :yes:.

I'll shurrup now.
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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Beena » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:02 am

Then I shall do just that then.

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by sarafused » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:04 am

Ohhh I was going to make banana bread later, I think Ill try this now :))

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Beena » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:15 pm

Okay, 1/3 cup of melted butter = 100g solid butter melted.

1 cup of sugar = 230g or 8oz

1.5 cups of flour = 230g or 8oz

1/3 cup sugar = 100g or 3 oz

The batter was quite thick. It's still in the oven so I'll see what happens. I used 3 large bananas, but maybe a 4th wouldn't have gone amiss. And I only needed about half of the sugar-spice mix.

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by silurian » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:17 pm

I'm making this one tonight, sorry VRB. Cinnamon rules.

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by sarafused » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:16 pm

Very good recipe! Although if I make it again Ill leave off the cinnamon sugar from ontop and just have it in the middle.

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by bramblerose » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:37 pm

I may make this tomorrow
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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Pippedydeadeye » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:56 pm

I thought the sugar on top was the best bit!

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by silurian » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:30 pm

It's in the oven now :))

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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by bramblerose » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:01 pm

I made this today and it is lovely. I went easy on the cinnamon but it could have handled more, especially inside. I used dark chocolate chips as well.
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Re: Cinnamon swirl banana bread

Post by Duophonic » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:11 pm

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