Mini Cinnamon Banana Loaves

Mini Cinnamon Banana Loaves

Katie Workman /

  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Cooling time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 mini loaves (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
178 Calories
8g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 mini loaves (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 178
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g
Calcium 34mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Because I find myself with overripe bananas pretty much every other week, our family eats a lot of banana bread. The freezer has also become sort of a halfway house for wayward over-ripened bananas. This version has a nice pop of cinnamon and a lot of banana flavor.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick unsalted, at room temperature)
  • 1 1/8 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (pure)
  • 4 bananas (very ripe, peeled and mashed, about 1 1/2 cups mush)
  • 1/2 ​cup buttermilk

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease or spray 8 mini loaf pans (3 x 5-inch) or (2 1/2 x 4-inch).

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla.  Blend in the mashed bananas and buttermilk.

  4. Add the flour mixture in batches to the batter, mixing on low speed just until each addition is incorporated. At the end, the batter should be barely blended (it will be thick).  Scoop the mixture into the loaf pans. Bake until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn the loaves out of the pan and finishing cooling the breads upright on the wire rack.