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overhead image of a loaf of banana bread with cinnamon crunch with 2 slices cut revealing moist interior


  • Author: Zoha
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 min
  • Yield: 10-12 servings


Truly the best banana bread you'll ever eat: perfectly balanced in flavor, ultra moist without being dense, and topped off with a yummy cinnamon crunch.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (113g)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (55g)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (100g)
  • 2 eggs, cold
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 large extra ripe bananas, mashed (about 400g)
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (195g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (120g) - can be substituted with yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon + 1 tbsp sugar for the cinnamon crunch (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350F and prep a loaf pan with parchment paper and butter
  • Melt the butter in a nonstick saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until it melts. Turn the heat to the lowest flame, add the granulated and brown sugars, and stir for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and wait ~5 minutes. Then add the eggs and vanilla and whisk for 1-2 minutes until a smooth, silky mixture forms
  • Add the mashed bananas and mix until combined
  • Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt, and fold gently until mixed in
  • Lastly, fold in the sour cream
  • Pour the batter into the prepped loaf pan, and sprinkle over the cinnamon sugar mixture
  • Bake for ~50 or so minutes until the banana bread is cooked through
  • Rest for 20 minutes in the loaf pan before turning out and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Best Banana Bread With Cinnamon Crunch