Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

I seem to be making a lot of Veronica's recipes lately.  Veronica, I promise, I am not stalking you, you just make awesome food. 
 I was floored when I saw that she made like 26 banana breads, just to find the perfect one. 
Wow, that's dedication.
This woman is a baker. She takes the time to perfect recipes.  She's won many, many state fair awards for her cakes, breads and cookies.  Veronica is really my go-to person when I need a dessert to make.
Even though this Snickerdoodle Banana Bread didn't get enough votes to be her favorite, I knew that it would still be absolutely fantastic.  It was.  The flavor was fantastic and everyone loved it!!

 Veronica has a heart of gold and has been on a mission lately.  Just this week, she hosted an online auction for Suzie. Suzie has numerous health issues and is struggling financially to pay medical bills. Veronica is a such a super friend, she is trying just about everything to help Suzie pay her bills. Her online auction generated over $1400 to help Suzie.

Ok, so I mentioned State Fair awards.  Did you know that her carrot cake won for Best All Around Cake at the Kansas City State Fair?  Out of ALL the cakes, this one was the best.  Not to mention the blue ribbon. Oh yea, I knew this had to be good.  I made 2 of these cakes for a potluck and they scraped the plates clean and asked for more.
Seriously, you HAVE to get the recipe and make this cake. I promise you won't be disappointed.  Want to know how to get the Best Carrot Cake in the world recipe??
Veronica has found a way to make even more money for Suzie. She is asking for a minimum $5 donation for Suzie in exchange for this Blue Ribbon Sweepstakes Carrot Cake recipe. 
When you have your family dinners this holiday season and want an impressive dessert; THIS is the one that you want on your table. So please, please check out this post at Veronica's Cornucopia to get the details for where to send your donation and how to get the recipe for this award winnig carrot cake!

Snickerdoodle Banana Bread
Recipe from Veronica's Cornucopia

1 tablespoon softened butter
½ teaspoon flour
3 large over-ripe bananas (12 ¼ oz without peel)

½ cup melted butter
¼ cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cinnamon chips

1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x5 loaf pan with the 1 tablespoon softened butter. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon flour over the bottom, then tap until the flour is evenly and finely coating the bottom and alittle bit on the sides.

Mash the bananas with a fork in a medium-large mixing bowl. Whisk butter into the mashed bananas until completely incorporated. Beat in the eggs, then mix in the sugar and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking powder, sod,a and salt over the mixture and stir to combine. Add the flour and stir until half mixed, then and cinnamon chips last mixing until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Mix the topping ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 1 hour. Turn out onto a cooling rack, right side up.

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