Banana Cinnamon Teacakes

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Servings Difficulty Prep time Cook time Total time
12 Beginner 15 min 25 min 40 min

Moist Banana Cinnamon Teacakes with a hint of nostalgia and spice.

Did you know?

Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for kings and gods.

Let's embark on a culinary journey to the heart of comfort food with these delightful Banana Cinnamon Teacakes. Imagine the marriage of ripe bananas, brought from the tropics, and the warm spice of cinnamon, a treasure once so valued it was considered a gift fit for monarchs. This recipe captures the essence of home baking while paying homage to the global travels of its key ingredients. Each bite offers a soft, moist texture paired with the sweet, aromatic flavors that have made banana baked goods a beloved classic across continents.

As you prepare these teacakes, picture yourself in an English garden, teacup in hand, indulging in a bite of these cakes that tell a story of historical trade routes. Enjoy the blissful union of New World bananas and Old World spice, a delectable testament to the cultural exchange that defines our global palate.


The chosen ingredients for these teacakes have been curated for maximum flavor and ease. You'll find the simplicity of the preparation enhances the natural beauty of the bananas, complemented by the subtle warmth of cinnamon.

Bananas and Cinnamon

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 75g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 190g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: A handful of walnuts, chopped


The preparation of Banana Cinnamon Teacakes is both a simple and satisfying baking endeavor. Follow these steps to recreate a pastry that's both steeped in history and perfect for modern-day tea time.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a muffin tin or line with paper cases.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas with sugar, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  4. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the banana mixture until just combined.
  5. Stir in the chopped walnuts, if using, until evenly distributed.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cavity about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a teacake comes out clean.
  8. Let the teacakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Add some extra love

For an extra indulgent touch, drizzle your teacakes with a simple icing made from powdered sugar and milk.

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