Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread

We know… this is the longest title for a recipe for Banana Bread – right??!!  Well, we amped up your regular old banana bread and figured it needed a really descriptive name!

What did we amp it up with?  Our new food obsession… cinnamon sugar.  It is so simple, and tastes great with everything!  Mix a little melted butter into it, crumble it on top of banana bread and wow – Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread!

Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread

Cinnamon Sugar.  Great as a dipper for apples, sprinkled on oatmeal or applesauce and as a coating on donuts.  We could go on and on…  We had a bunch of ripe bananas and cinnamon sugar on our minds when we came up with Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread.

Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread

Using 3-4 ripe bananas makes this a moist and delicious bread that is perfect for breakfast or a snack any time of day.  The bread is thick and dense so go ahead and share a slice – you will make some new friends!

Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread

We added some melted butter to the cinnamon and the sugar to make it crumbly.  This makes the topping stay with the Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread when you cut it.  Otherwise, without the butter the yummy cinnamon sugar would fall away when you cut or try to eat a piece.  Just a hint – put a piece of aluminum foil or cookie sheet under your loaf pan while the bread is baking.  As the bread rises, some of the sugary topping may ooze over the top and make for a messy clean up in your oven.

Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread

Give this Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread a try.  The addition of the topping really brings this regular quick bread to a whole new level.  Enjoy!


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Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Banana Bread is a decadent update to an old favourite. Cinnamon sugar makes everything a little bit better!
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Breads and Muffins
Serves: 1 loaf
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature if possible
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 mashed bananas
  • ⅓ cup vanilla yogurt – any kind
  • 2 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour – or a combination of the two!
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (177C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
Bread: In a large bowl using a handheld mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat on medium speed until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Mix in yogurt and bananas on medium to low speed until fully incorporated.
  1. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and cinnamon until combined. Add to wet mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
Crumble: In a separate medium sized bowl combine white sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Mix with a fork until crumbly.
  1. Spread batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Bake for 60 minutes, covering bread with aluminum foil after 35 minutes so that the sugar topping does not burn. Turn oven off and leave bread in hot oven for an additional 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
To avoid cleaning your oven, you may wish to put a cookie sheet of some foil below the loaf pan to catch any sugar topping that may fall off while the bread bakes.
Bread can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 2 months.
By | 2017-04-06T06:30:19+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Breads, Breakfast, Dessets|


  1. Charlotte April 6, 2017 at 7:33 am - Reply

    This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jo and Sue April 7, 2017 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I love the idea of adding a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping!. Banana bread is one of my all time favorites so I definitely have to give this version a try. 🙂

    • Carrie April 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope you like this one as much as we do!

  3. Marie-Pierre Breton April 7, 2017 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Cinnamon sugar sounds dreamy to my ears! It’s been a while since I’ve done a banana bread, thanks to your post gonna let those banana get darker and make your version! Yummy!

    • Carrie April 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      Love it! We would love to hear what you think!

  4. Cassie | Crumb Kitchen April 8, 2017 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Ohhh man when I hear ‘sugar crusted’ I get so excited! This looks so rich and moist. Great job, Carrie!

    • Carrie April 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      Ah – thanks so much Cassie! I have to give credit to my kids as they are dipping every fruit imaginable into cinnamon sugar right now so we thought why not put some on banana bread?!!

  5. Isabelle @ Crumb April 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I always like to add a dash of cinnamon to my banana bread for a little extra something-something, but this cinnamon-sugar topping sounds like a waaaaaay better idea. Totally trying this out the next time I have some overripe bananas kicking around!

    • Carrie April 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      This recipe is a good excuse to buy a few extra bananas and let them get too ripe!!! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Audrey Knizek April 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    This looks incredible! I love making (and eating) banana bread but I never would’ve thought to put cinnamon sugar on it! I’ll definitely try it out soon.

    • Carrie April 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Thanks Audrey! The cinnamon sugar makes banana bread more like a dessert, but I still eat it for breakfast too!

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