Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This healthy cinnamon swirl banana bread is moist on the inside and tender on the outside, and the perfect way to spruce up the classic banana bread! Made without eggs and without sugar, it’s the perfect dessert or snack recipe! Paleo, Vegan and gluten-free.

I have been on a healthy baking kick lately. I always make the best healthy banana bread, zucchini bread, and this cinnamon swirl banana bread.

Healthy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Recipe

Everyone loves a good healthy banana bread but have you ever tried cinnamon swirl banana bread? In my opinion, it is my new favorite twist on banana bread. The tender exterior has a sugar-free cinnamon crunch to it, and there is a delicious cinnamon swirl in the center of it! 

HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON SWIRL BANANA BREAD

  • Firstly, start by preheating the oven to 180C/350F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside. Also, prepare your two flax eggs, by combining 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. 
  • You’ll then want to prepare your ingredients into three parts- Your dry mixture, your wet mixture, and your sugar-free cinnamon sugar blend. 
  • Start by mixing your dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine your wet ingredients (including the prepared flax eggs) and set aside. Combine your wet and dry ingredients together. 
  • Pour 1/3 of the batter into the lined pan. Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon/sugar blend. Top with the remaining 2/3 of the banana bread batter. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon-sugar topping over the top.
  • Bake the cinnamon swirl banana bread for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow cooling in the pan for 20 minutes, before carefully removing the loaf from the pan and allowing it cool completely on a cooling rack.

Paleo Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Recipe with a cinnamon crunch

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PERFECT CINNAMON SWIRL BANANA BREAD

  • Ensure your banana is very smooth, otherwise, you will find chunks in the batter.
  • Oven makes and models differ, so you may need to bake for a few extra minutes. This banana bread is super moist, so it will not be overly fluffy and dense. 
  • You can omit the cinnamon swirl throughout and leave it for just the topping.
  • Feel free to add several handfuls of chocolate chips or walnuts, for an even better texture. 

STORING CINNAMON SWIRL BANANA BREAD

Cinnamon swirl banana bread should not be stored at room temperature unless it is intended to be eaten within 2 days.

Store cinnamon swirl bread in the refrigerator, covered in plastic wrap or in a sealed container. Refrigerated cinnamon swirl banana bread will keep well for up to 5 days. 

CAN YOU FREEZE CINNAMON SWIRL BANANA BREAD?

The cinnamon swirl banana bread can be stored in the freezer, as it is freezer friendly. Wrap individual slices or entire loaf in parchment paper, and place in a ziplock bag. Frozen cinnamon swirl banana bread will keep for up to 6 months.

To enjoy the banana cinnamon swirl bread from the freezer, allow thawing completely at room temperature. 

What to serve cinnamon swirl banana bread with

This cinnamon swirl banana bread is so versatile, and can be served with a plethora of healthy recipes!

With ice cream- Have a slice with a scoop of keto vanilla ice cream or keto coconut ice cream.

Mixed into oatmeal- Crumble slices over keto overnight oatmeal or keto chocolate oatmeal.

Topped with frosting- Enjoy it spread with homemade Nutella or applesauce frosting

Healthy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Recipe

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Moist and tender cinnamon swirl banana bread recipe

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

This healthy cinnamon swirl banana bread is moist on the inside and tender on the outside, and the perfect way to spruce up the classic banana bread! Made without eggs and without sugar, it's the perfect dessert or snack recipe! Paleo, Vegan and gluten-free.
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

For the cinnamon swirl

Instructions

  • Prepare your flax eggs by combining the ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10 minutes, to form a gel.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. In a separate mixing bowl, add your bananas, flax eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract and mix well. Prepare your cinnamon mixture by combining the cinnamon and granulated sweetener.
  • Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix well. If the batter is too thick, add some milk or maple syrup.
  • Transfer 1/3 of the batter to the lined pan. Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon/sweetener mixture. Fill with the remaining banana bread batter. Top with remaining cinnamon and granulated sweetener. Bake for 45-55 minutes, checking around the 40-minute mark. Once a skewer comes out clean, remove from the oven.
  • Allow the cinnamon swirl banana bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Notes

* Only add the granulated sweetener if you prefer a sweeter bread.
Be sure to add some milk if your cinnamon swirl banana bread batter is too thick. 
Healthy Cinnamon Swirl Bread should be stored in the fridge and will keep well for5  days, in a sealed container.
Banana Cinnamon Bread is freezer friendly and will keep fresh for 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 2%

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14 thoughts on “Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

  1. Thank you! I’m going to make this with strained pumpkin, would you happen to know the measurement equivalent of 2 mashed bananas?

  2. I’ve been following you for a while and love your recipes. You use Almond flour a lot. If someone has an intolerance specifically to almonds what other flour can be used as a substitute?

  3. Ah, cinnamon swirl banana bread sounds like such a splendid morning treat! I just might eat nothing but the crust because of the cinnamon, sugar, and crunch–it sounds perfect with a little maple syrup and peanut butter too!

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