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Oh, banana bread. I think I’m kind of becoming obsessed. I seriously have made so many variations of the classic banana bread and I haven’t even posted about all of them. One was so yummy but I under baked it so I still need to redo the bread and photograph it. I hate when I don’t pay attention and although something turns out delicious it isn’t going to work for a photo. No one wants to see smooshed bread. This snickerdoodle banana bread on the other hand, well it’s all kinds of perfect. And it makes the perfect gift for friends and neighbors this holiday season.

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Usually we are a classic banana bread family. It has to have chocolate chips which is what my Grandma taught my mom who later taught me, oh and no nuts because the chocolate needs to be the star. But then I had the all kinds of amazing Barbara Bake’s snickerdoodle bread two years ago and I couldn’t help but take the cinnamon chips and cinnamon sugar topping and incorporate it into our perfect banana bread recipe.

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There may not be chocolate chips, but trust me, you will not miss them at all. We are seriously obsessed with this recipe. It may even take the place as our number one favorite instead of the biscoff banana bread. I know, I can’t believe I just said that. The classic will always be the ultimate favorite because of the memories of eating it growing up and the comfort food portion, but this stuff, it’s like crack. And I’ve never done drugs, but I imagine this is a food blogger’s crack.

Why Does Banana Bread Fall In The Middle?

Too much baking powder will cause banana bread to fall.

Baking powder that is too old can cause banana bread to fall.

Too much moisture or an inaccurate dry-goods measurement can cause the middle of your loaf to sink because the center of the bread is too moist and soft.

Use bananas that are over-ripe but not mushy, or add a little more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until the batter is thick and not too watery.

Under cooked bread may rise properly and then sink as it cools.

You may need to reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees and increase baking time by 10-15 minutes to insure that the bread does not overcook around the edges and under cook in the center.

Why Does Banana Bread Crack in the Center?

The crack down middle of a quick-bread is usually caused when the top of the loaf sets before the loaf is finished rising.

As the loaf continues to rise, the stress on the cooked top surface causes the crack.

It is normal, and even desirable for banana bread to crack on the top.

How Long Will Banana Bread Keep?

Freshly baked banana bread will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature.

It can be kept in the refrigerator for 1 week.

You can freeze banana bread for up to 4 months.


Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

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Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12
This snickerdoodle banana bread, well it's all kinds of perfect.


  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter softened and unsalted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup bananas mashed, about 2 med-large bananas (make sure they are freckled so they are ripe enough)
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips baking
  • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon Sugar for topping divided


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a bread pan (not a large bread pan, but a slightly smaller bread pan.) and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the baking soda, cream of tartar, flour and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • Cream together the softened butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs and mix until smooth.
  • In a glass measuring cup, smash the bananas.
  • Add a little flour to the egg mixture and turn on the mixer.
  • Cream everything together as the flour gets incorporated add a little banana.
  • Continue to alternate between the dry ingredients and banana, ending with the banana.
  • Stir in the cinnamon chips and place in the bread pan.
  • Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar and bake for 50-60 minutes. Sometimes I tent with foil the last 15 minutes if its getting too brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the last tablespoon of cinnamon sugar, allow to cool before slicing for nice slices, or dig in while it's warm but it may be a little more crumbly hot.


Banana bread can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 222mg10%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Can you use apricots raisins etc in Shockley doodle bread instead of cinnamon chips

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    • Absolutely! That sounds so yummy! Send a slice to me! 🙂

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  • So, my bread pan is dirty (ha) and I was wondering if I can make these into muffins instead? For a grab-and-go kind of thing?

    Also, how would you describe the difference between this recipe and the snickerdoodle banana bars? are the bars more dense?


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    • Absolutely! We do that all the time. I’d watch the bake time though, depending on size you’ll only need 12-20 minutes. The bars are definitely more of a cake recipe, though let’s be honest, banana bread is kind of too, but that’s the biggest difference. I need to make those bars again. I love them!

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  • Yes this does sound awesome but i was looking for the bars but bread keeps coming up, i just don’t do so well with loaves 🙂
    Thank you <3

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  • Made 2 loafs already this weak. So yummy! I will never use another banana bread recipe again! I assumed that the 1/4 tsp cinnamon is to be mixed in with the dry ingredients as it does not say in the directions.

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    • Oh, yes! I’ll correct that, and I’m so thrilled you love it!

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  • Hi
    This banana bread looks super delicious! I just found the cinnamon chips at Walmart today. They’ve been out since Christmas. All I have is salted butter. Is it ok to use it and leave out the salt? Looking forward to baking this!

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    • Yay! So glad you found some, now stock up! Haha!! Yes, you can but I’d probably only use half the salt and adjust as necessary.

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  • Hi!!

    This look delcious. I am in Australia and we don’t have cinnamon chips, what would you suggest using instead?


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    • Hi Sarah,
      I believe you can buy them on amazon, but I’m not sure there is really a good substitute. You could just skip them and have a little more cinnamon in the bread. Sorry, I wish they would sell them everywhere!

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  • Holy wow this looks amazing! Never would’ve thought to add cinnamon chips. Beautiful pictures too! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Dana!

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  • Made this this morning and it is outstanding, hard to have just one slice!

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    • Oh man, we love this bread! I am so happy you did too!

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  • made snickerdoodle banana bread today and LOVED it!!! I even forgot to top it off with the cinnamon sugar!! but I added nuts too and came out yummy! my husband said I should try it again with the cinnamon topping…. it was YUMMY also!!! this is a keeper for me!! thanks for sharing! : )

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    • Yay! Thank you so much Joyce!

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  • Can you use something else in the place of the cream of tarter and it work the same way the cream of tarter works in the recipe?

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    • You could add an extra teasoon and a half of baking powder but the tartar helps with the snickerdoodle flavor

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  • what size loaf pan do you suggest? 9×5 or 8×4 or smaller than that? I don’t want the middle to be raw and the outside to be well done. It sounds so good I’ve got to try this over the weekend!

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    • Hi Julie! We use our 8×4, but our other pan is an odd size, not 9×5 so I’ve used that too.

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  • I’ve done a lot of baking and I think this is the BEST banana bread I’ve ever made. Stumbled across it looking for a use for my cinnamon chips. Amazing. I was skeptical of the lack of vanilla but took a leap of faith and left it out and it’s perfect!

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    • YAY!!! I’m so glad you like it! It’s one of our favorites and I just wish that I could make everyone try it.

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  • Oh yum, I love the idea of snickerdoodle banana bread 🙂

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  • I made this two nights ago…and it has mysteriously vanished!!! IT WAS SO AMAZING! I was worried the cinnamon chips and cinnamon sugar would overpower the banana but it totally doesn’t, it adds this richer, warmer flavor, it’s so amazing. The banana bread just on it’s own would have been incredible, it’s the best banana bread base I’ve found! I baked mine for 50 minutes on the dot and it was perfect and so so moist. I went out yesterday to buy more bananas for the sole purpose of making this again! Perfection! Thank you!!

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    • hoooooray!!! That seriously makes me soooo happy!!

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  • Welp, I’ve got to add this to my mile high baking to-do list. This looks absolutely phenomenal!

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  • MUST MAKE THIS!! I love banana bread and snickerdoodles and am honestly such a sucker for both. Such an incredible recipe, Carrian!

    Oh and I HATE when recipes turn out so good, but look terrible!

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  • You’ve combined two of my most favorite things!

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    • Emily and Barbara Bakes you mean? lol.

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  • Looks yummy, but where do you find cinnamon chips?

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    • Victoria, they are made by Hershey’s and almost all grocery stores carry them by the chocolate chips. We stock up when they go on sale! 😉

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  • I’d love a slice right now, lightly toasted with a cup of coffee…


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    • mmmmmmmm lightly toasted

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  • This bread looks out of this world Carrian! I am a sucker for Snickerdoodle anything and of course, banana bread.

    That says something if this bread takes the #1 spot for you. Must try!

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    • It’s seriously so good and we totally made it again today!

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  • Oh wow! This looks amazing!

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    • Thanks Ashley!!!

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  • OH MY GOODNESS!!! I could 47 slices of this beautiful bread:)

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    • I could eat 48, boom! I win 😉 lol

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  • What a great twist on a classic!

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    • Thanks Liz!!

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