Inspired by a bag of cinnamon chips in my pantry, I created this amazing, delicious Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread.
Though I’ve tried countless recipes for banana bread over the years, I still find myself hunting for the next best recipe when my bananas begin to turn that delicious shade of black. “Can’t let those good rotten bananas go to waste!” I say. And I can’t imagine turning out the same banana bread recipe over and over and over again. That’s no fun now, is it?
From RecipeGirl reader “Abby”: Let me start by saying, there is nothing I hate more than dry banana bread/muffins/baked goods. Let me finish by saying this cinnamon chip banana bread does not fall into that any of those categories. I honestly don’t know what makes this recipe so special, but every time I make it, it’s turns out incredible.
So the moral of the story is, you must try this banana bread recipe!
- ripe bananas
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt
- cinnamon chips
How to make Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
Turn the loaf onto a rack to cool completely. Then slice and eat. Enjoy!
Where do you buy Cinnamon Chips?
If you’ve never tried cinnamon chips, you must give them a shot. They’re not always easy to locate – look for them at either Target or Walmart near the chocolate chips (Hershey’s makes them). And if you’re unable to find them, then you can always order cinnamon chips online. I order them on Amazon all the the time. I like to order several bags and keep them in my freezer until I’m ready to use them.
This is a really banana-y banana bread… lots and lots of banana taste with a hint of cinnamon flavor too. The chips melt within the bread, and then it’s nice to have a sprinkle of chips on top that you can really taste.
No need to be stuck on cinnamon chips only. Use any chips- white chocolate, butterscotch or none at all. Either way, this is a very moist banana bread. It’s always a big hit with my family! (I even sneak in using half whole wheat flour sometimes).
So what’s special about this banana bread? Maybe more mashed bananas than usual, the melted butter, the hint of cinnamon… not sure what makes it so good, but if I ever repeated the same banana bread recipe, I’d repeat this one for sure.
The Best Banana Bread Recipes:
- Low Fat Banana Bread
- Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread
- Hawaiian Banana Bread
- Kona Inn Banana Bread
- Greek Yogurt Banana Bread
Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread
- 1½ cups mashed ripe bananas
- ⅓ cup granulated white sugar
- ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, melted
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup cinnamon chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 5x8-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine the bananas, sugars, butter, egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir just until the flour is incorporated. Stir in the chips, reserving a few for the top.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the reserved chips on top of the batter. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn the loaf onto a rack to cool completely.
- Sub ½ whole wheat flour if you'd like.
- Use any flavor chip that you wish, but the cinnamon chips are quite delicious! They can sometimes be found at Target or Walmart, and they for sure can be found online.
I have been making this for a long time. Very good, but with Cinnamon chips being almost $10.00 a bag, I will make my own cinnamon chips. I have a good recipe for the chips.
Oh wow! I found a deal for them a while back and bought them in bulk. So I have several bags in my freezer!
I didn’t have any cinnamon chips so I used a combo of butterscotch and semi sweet ones. I only sprinkled them on the top and then added some chopped walnuts. PERFECT!!
I felt like it was time I wrote in to tell you how much I love this recipe. I make it often, usually when company is staying overnight so they can have a wonderful treat in the morning. I just wanted to say thank you, and I love the blog and your cookbook.
Thank you so much!
Let me start by saying, there is nothing I hate more than dry banana bread/muffins/baked goods. Let me finish by saying this bread does not fall into that any of those categories. I honestly don’t know what makes this recipe so special, but every time I make it, it’s turns out incredible. I cook it for 55 minutes, and I’m too lazy to wait for it to cool, so I don’t. My favorite version of this is with cinnamon chips, but since those are only sold around Christmas time, I have tried it with toffee chips and dark chocolate chips and have loved it every time. I don’t measure the bananas, but I usually use 3-4. (The more the merrier, seriously) On my latest batch I used four bananas and it was AMAZING. AND I used all whole wheat flour, yet it remains perfect. Make this. It’s fool proof.
Thanks for the great recipe. The kids ate it so fast I barely got a picture of it!
Must. Find. These. Chips!
I think they would be wonderful melted in my morning coffee…
I’ve got a thing for bananas, bread, cake, cookies, etc. I have these chips and have been hesitant to use them, not knowing if they are too intense or fake tasting. Now, I’ll have to try them out. Thanks………Mark