slices of snickerdoodle banana bread with a thick cinnamon sugar swirl

Is there anything that says classic baking more than a moist banana bread? Me thinks not. Of course, sometimes it’s fun to do something a little extra to your banana bread. I love banana bread with chocolate chips. And banana bread swirled with nutella. Or peanut butter banana bread. Or dare I say…snickerdoodle banana bread?

overhead shot of slice of snickerdoodle banana bread

How to spice up your classic banana bread recipe?

Oooh baby! The possibilities are nearly endless. But one thing I’m loving as Fall is around the corner? Banana bread with cinnamon sugar, aka what I like to call Snickerdoodle Banana Bread. 

slices of snickerdoodle banana bread with domino golden sugar

Think the classic banana bread you know and love, but jazzed up with a hint of cinnamon spice, a luxurious cinnamon swirl and coated on all sides with cinnamon sugar that turns into a delicious crunchy exterior as it bakes.

cinnamon sugar swirl banana bread cut into slices head on

It’s pretty wonderful. 

side shot of snickerdoodle banana bread

One thing that’s super important to me in baking is using real ingredients. You’ll never find fake butter or sugar on this blog, because I so believe that if you use high quality ingredients and eat in moderation, baking with real butter and sugar is the best. 

cinnamon sugar banana bread with cinnamon swirl in loaf pan

So I was so excited to hear about a new product from my friends at Domino: Golden Sugar. It’s made from pure cane sugar, is less processed than white sugar, and yet works cup-for-cup just like white sugar. It imparts just a hint of molasses flavor, and bakes into your desserts like golden perfection.

overhead shot of snickerdoodle banana bread in white loaf pan with parchment paper

I used Domino® Golden Sugar entirely in this snickerdoodle banana bread, and I have to say, I’m obsessed. Like, why wouldn’t I want a deeper flavor in my baked goods, while baking with something less processed and that works just as well as white sugar? It’s a no-brainer for me, dawg. 

snickerdoodle banana bread sliced and fanned out in loaf pan

Now that it’s Fall (sort of) I’ll just be baking up a storm until January with all the golden sugar and cinnamon spice I can possibly eat. And you can bet I’ll be making this Snickerdoodle Banana bread more than once (or twice) this Fall!

overhead shot of full snickerdoodle banana bread in pan


Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

slices of snickerdoodle banana bread with a thick cinnamon sugar swirl

Take your classic banana bread to the next level with this moist, fluffy snickerdoodle banana bread with a cinnamon sugar swirl.

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american


  • Butter, for coating loaf pan
  • 1 1/4 cup Domino® Golden Sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 extremely ripe (even brown) bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup greek yogurt (non-fat or full-fat works)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a loaf pan with butter. 
  2. Combine ½ cup Domino® Golden Sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar mixture around the inside of the loaf pan, coating it as best as possible. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas with melted butter, stirring to combine. Whisk in remaining ¾ cup Domino® Golden Sugar, eggs, greek yogurt, and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet.
  5. Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter. Pour the rest of the batter on top and repeat with remaining cinnamon sugar. 
  6. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from loaf pan and serving!

Keywords: easy, cinnamon sugar, fall, cozy, easy, spiced, snickerdoodle, cinnamon spice

This post is sponsored by Domino Sugar®. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands who help make Broma possible!



Snickerdoodle Banana Bread with Domino Golden Sugar sounds wonderful! Must find Domino’s special sugar! I think I will be using often.

Cleopatra T. Forh

I’ve tried this recipe and cannot stop eating this bread over and over cause I like the smell while eating it.

Sofi | Broma Bakery

It is dangerously addicting 🙂


This was delish just made it!!! My girlfriend said it needs nuts that is it lol. Was fantastic thank you!

Sofi | Broma Bakery

Ooh some toasted walnuts would be so good in this! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂


I want to make this egg free. Applesauce or flax egg? Which would be better?

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Hey Blair! We’d recommend using a flax egg–it should give the bread a little more structure!


Hi Blair – did you try the recipe with the flax eggs? Did it turn out?


Absolutely perfect post. As always. 🙂 Thank you and enjoy your day 🙂


This is the first of your recipes I’ve tried and it was FANTASTIC! I added walnuts for a little crunch. Can’t wait to try others! Your photos are so gorgeous.

Sofi | Broma Bakery

I love a good crunchy banana bread! So happy you liked this one 🙂

Karyn Arden

I can’t get Domino in my area, but I have access to a golden-brown sugar – would that work as a substitute, or would you recommend white sugar in its place?

Sofi | Broma Bakery

I would use half white half brown!

Karyn Arden

Thank you! Definitely something I’m going to try out soon 🙂


I love MANY of your recipes, but find it hard to pin them for later use. I’m not the most tech saavy in the bunch, so let me know what I’m doing wrong. I usually have to open on my iphone and send to Pinterest. I’m stumped how to do it when I open your blog from my computer. Usually there’s an icon when you click on the pic or a side bar with the Pinterest icon. LMK. Sorry if this is very basic, but thought I’d ask anyway.
Thanks a bunch,


I have never made a banana bread and this is the first recipe I have used Domino Golden Sugar. The smell of the banana was divine while baking and I surprised myself even more how the loaf tasted. Delicious!! And not overly sweet. I treated my coworkers and it was a HIT!!! They were surprised the recipe only called for 3 bananas. Does the Domino sugar enhance flavoring? Awesome recipe! Thank you!


Very tasty! I subbed unsweet applesauce for the Greek yogurt, baked 10 min less, and it worked great!

Sofi | Broma Bakery

So happy the substitutions worked out well for you! sounds delicious 🙂

Emily Chenery

Would the bake time change if you made muffins instead of bread?

Sofi | Broma Bakery

Hey Emily! It definitely will! I’d start with 15 minutes for standard size muffins and check in on them periodically from there!


This was a delicious banana bread. I have a lot of pumpkin puree in my pantry could I use that as a swap for the banana puree? If so how much puree as there is no actual measurement when using three bananas.

Thank you!

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