Happy Thursday!  Can you believe it’s almost the middle of January?  Heads up, tomorrow is Friday the 13th, so watch out :)

I haven’t been a good January food blogger in the sense that as so much of America is trying to eat a little less chocolate and sugar post-holiday, I’ve been sharing things like Nutella brownies and strawberry cookies ‘n cream ice cream cake.

So for today, and really, probably only today, I’ve got something that we could call “light” or “healthy.”

  • Bananas?  Check. Vitamins, fiber!
  • Greek yogurt?  Check.  More vitamins, a lotta protein!  
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch?  Check.
  • Wait, huh?  Cinnamon Toast Crunch?  Sugaaaaarrrr!
  • That’s why I’ve got quotations around the words light and healthy up there.
  • I won’t tell if you don’t. ;)

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Banana Bread
Just when you thought banana bread couldn’t get any better, it does! Greek yogurt makes this bread super moist, while Cinnamon Toast Crunch adds just a hint of spice, sweetness, and best of all, crunch!

Makes 2 loaves

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (I use Chobani)
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, crushed
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 8-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, stir the bananas, oil, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla until mixed well. In a separate small mixing bowl, stir the sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just mixed. Stir in 1 cup of the cereal.
Spread the batter into the prepared pans. Sprinkle the remaining cereal over the top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before slicing.
Tagged as: banana bread, bananas

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }
1 Jen @ pretty plate January 12, at 11:42 am
I love this idea; it sounds amazing!

: ))
Jen

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2 Erin January 12, at 11:59 am
Fantastic idea to mix in cinnamon toast crunch!

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3 Kelly January 12, at 1:01 pm
OMG. You never cease to amaze me with these recipes. This looks SO GOOD. Cinnamon Toast Crunch reminds me of my childhood, full of sugary and delicious cereals.

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4 Liz January 13, at 12:16 am
I agree – it’s such a comfort cereal – that along with Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Trix…. 🙂

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5 jennifurla January 12, at 4:39 pm
oh this is so what I want right now…way to torture the pregnant lady!!

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6 Liz January 13, at 12:16 am
Ha, didn’t meant torture! Maybe you can get someone to make this for ya 😉

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7 Kris January 12, at 4:55 pm
ooooh child. WHAT have you done now.

will you PLEASE just move down here and open a bakery with me already!!??!

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8 Liz January 13, at 12:18 am
I cannot be trusted around sugary cereals, that’s all 🙂 And yes, the thought of packing up & heading to Portland with bakery dreams is a great one!

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9 Lindsay @ Chobani January 12, at 5:07 pm
YUM, these look so delish- and so simple! We’ve even pinned them onto our ‘Chobaniac Creations’ Pinterest board. Anything with Cinnamon Toast Crunch captures our hearts 🙂 Happy baking, please email me if ya ever need a fresh supply to whip up some more!

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10 Liz January 13, at 12:18 am
Thank you for pinning, Lindsay! I love experimenting with Chobani in my recipes, that’s for sure.

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11 [email protected] January 12, at 5:31 pm
Bookmarked this recipe, holy cow that looks so good. I don’t have cinnamon toast right now but I am sure that lucky charms would work right…jk I will go buy some CT. Have an amazing day!

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12 Liz January 13, at 12:19 am
Of course Lucky Charms would work, or any other cereal with at least 10g of sugar per serving 😉 Hope you’re doing well!

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13 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 12, at 6:32 pm
Lately I am in need of kindergarten snacks to bring and share with a class and this is the type of thing I could bring and feel good about…and still impress kids.

And I happen to have a ton of yogurt I need to use!

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14 Liz January 13, at 12:20 am
Definitely, this would make a great kids snack! Maybe even making banana muffins or mini muffins?

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15 natalie (the sweets life) January 12, at 7:08 pm
another brilliant recipe creation from you–i LOVE this idea!

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16 joanna January 12, at 7:13 pm
This looks absolutely amazing!!!!

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17 Savvy Selebrations January 12, at 8:37 pm
Yum this looks so good!

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18 alex January 13, at 4:18 pm
Liz! this is so creative! I love it…could totally go for a slice right now!

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19 Tracy January 13, at 7:07 pm
I love this idea! Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of my favorite cereals. 😉

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20 Jenny R. January 14, at 12:36 am
This looks de-lish! Do you think it would work with an egg substitute? I have a son with an egg allergy.

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21 Liz January 16, at 2:35 am
Hmmm, I’ve never worked with egg substitutes, but it’d be worth a shot! I’d say try using whatever equivalents your egg substitute calls for?

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22 Laura January 14, at 11:29 am
I haven’t purchased Cinnamon Toast Crunch since I was a kid. This is a prefect excuse to try it again! Can’t wait to make this.

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23 Liz January 16, at 2:34 am
Yes, go get some! Life’s too short 😉

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24 Lizzy January 15, at 2:09 pm
I love cinnamon toast crunch! I need to make this next week, it looks amazing!! And your photos are gorg! What camera did you get?

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25 Liz January 16, at 2:33 am
It was definitely a change from regular banana bread 🙂 I have the Nikon D3100 – it’s great!

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26 Megan January 16, at 2:52 am
YUM! What an amazing flavor combination!

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27 beti January 16, at 7:18 am
simply delicious! cinnamon toast crunch and banana, what a great combo!

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28 Kristan January 17, at 7:05 pm
This looks fabulous! I’d like to try it as a muffin recipe…do you think that would work? And if so, how should I adjust the baking times? Thank you!

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29 Liz January 20, at 12:04 pm
Sorry for the late reply, Kristan! I think muffins would definitely work! Not sure about bake time, though… I’d suggest following bake temp/time of other muffins!

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