Absolutely the best banana bread in the universe! The crust on most recipes is dry because the pan is buttered and floured... but the crust becomes the best part when the pan is buttered and cinnamon-sugared!

Saraphim
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with 2 teaspoons butter. Mix 1 tablespoon of sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl, and pour the mixture into the buttered pan. Swirl and tap the pan to distribute cinnamon-sugar all over the inside of the pan, up to the rim.

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  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and the nutmeg. In a large mixing bowl, beat 1/2 cup of butter with 1 cup of sugar until creamy; beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in the mashed bananas and milk. Mix in the flour mixture just until thoroughly moistened (a few lumps are fine), and scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top of the batter with 1 more teaspoon of sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 255 mg sodium. 39.1 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
I made muffins out of this recipe. It was a little work buttering and cinnamon-sugaring the little muffin cups but the end result was worth it. I remarked to my husband how much they looked like snickerdoodles on the top and after I tasted them it is remarkably like snickerdoodles.......banana snickerdoodles! I'll make this recipe again it's one of the better banana breads I've had! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2011
This recipe was good but not great. I made it at the same time as the Banana Crumb Muffins from this site to compare them. Everyone agreed that the other recipe was alot better. These ones came out kind of dense and just didn't have as much flavor or sweetness. I didn't actually try either breads myself but this was what I gathered from the reviews my family gave me. I probably would not make these again. Thanks anyways for the recipe. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
I made muffins out of this recipe. It was a little work buttering and cinnamon-sugaring the little muffin cups but the end result was worth it. I remarked to my husband how much they looked like snickerdoodles on the top and after I tasted them it is remarkably like snickerdoodles.......banana snickerdoodles! I'll make this recipe again it's one of the better banana breads I've had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
I made muffins out of this recipe. It was a little work buttering and cinnamon-sugaring the little muffin cups but the end result was worth it. I remarked to my husband how much they looked like snickerdoodles on the top and after I tasted them it is remarkably like snickerdoodles.......banana snickerdoodles! I'll make this recipe again it's one of the better banana breads I've had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2012
Fabulous banana bread! Moist sweet with just enough spice and the cinnamon-sugar crust is a really nice addition - what more could you want from a banana bread? I used half white sugar and half brown sugar and added 2 tsp. of vanilla and used buttermilk instead of regular milk. I topped this with turbinado sugar vs. regular sugar for that little extra "crunch". This smelled wonderful while it baked and tasted even better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2011
Just made this and it was delicious especially with the cinnamon sugar. Sprinkled what was loose in the bottom on the top and worked out great. For those of you who love peanut butter and banana sandwiches I must admit that I do put peanut butter on banana bread. Don't knock it until you try it. Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2011
This is a wonderful banana bread recipe! So moist and full of flavor. Plus the cinnamon-sugar crust gives it a sweetness that I haven't tasted in others. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2011
Only modificaton I made was to add nuts....YUM Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2011
This recipe was good but not great. I made it at the same time as the Banana Crumb Muffins from this site to compare them. Everyone agreed that the other recipe was alot better. These ones came out kind of dense and just didn't have as much flavor or sweetness. I didn't actually try either breads myself but this was what I gathered from the reviews my family gave me. I probably would not make these again. Thanks anyways for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2012
This is probably the best banana bread I've ever made. Usually sweet breads are so difficult and don't get done in the middle before burning. This one was perfectly done in the time specified. And the taste is outstanding! I do like the cinnamon sugar on the outside. I used turbinado sugar on the top instead of plain. I used buttermilk instead of regular just because I had some to use up. I didn't measure the bananas just dumped in three medium sized ones that were completely black. This will be a repeat recipe for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2011
Easy and delicious! Love the spices. This is now my go-to banana bread recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2012
Great recipe without the baking soda. Dropped the sugar down to 1/2 cup used whole wheat flour and used 1/4 Torchbearer's Mango Papaya Sauce. Came out moist with half the sugar. Read More
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