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Banana and cinnamon blend perfectly to create this delicious, creamy smoothie. It’s great for breakfast, but also so good that it could be a dessert!
Why you’ll love this banana cinnamon smoothie
- It is made with only 5 simple ingredients
- It is so good, it tastes like a dessert!
- It is creamy
- It is vegan and gluten-free
- Bananas provide plenty of nutrients
Here is everything you will need to make this banana cinnamon smoothie.
*Scroll down to the recipe box below for quantities.
Frozen bananas: Frozen bananas create the base of this smoothie and will create a smooth and creamy texture.
Ground cinnamon: A small amount of ground cinnamon will give this smoothie big flavor!
Vanilla extract: Vanilla blends perfectly with banana and cinnamon.
Maple syrup: Add some maple syrup for added sweetness.
Oat milk: Oat milk is perfect for this smoothie, but you could also use a different milk that doesn’t have an overpowering flavor.
Make sure that you use frozen bananas. Bananas are a very important ingredient in this recipe. They create the bulk of the smoothie and they need to be frozen in order to create a smooth and creamy texture. Make sure the bananas that you use are completely frozen.
Slice your bananas for easier blending. I like to chop my bananas into at least 3 pieces before adding them to my blender. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, it would be best to slice your bananas into many pieces before blending. You can do this before or after freezing, as frozen bananas are quite easy to cut if they are ripe when frozen.
Make sure your bananas are very ripe before freezing. Your bananas should be quite spotty, then you can peel and freeze them. Using ripe bananas will yield a sweeter taste.
Substitutions and adjustments
- The vanilla extract can be omitted, but it does add some nice flavor.
- Maple syrup can be omitted. I like the additional sweetness from the maple syrup, but if you find this smoothie sweet enough just from the bananas, there is no need to add maple syrup.
- Instead of oat milk, you can use a different milk as long as it doesn’t have an overpowering taste that will alter the taste of the smoothie. I think oat milk is best, but almond milk or cashew milk would probably work as well.
- Add a tablespoon of peanut butter if desired. I personally think this takes this banana cinnamon smoothie to the next level! If you love peanut butter, I definitely recommend adding it.
More delicious smoothies
- Pumpkin pie smoothie
- Pumpkin peanut butter smoothie
- Banana peanut butter date smoothie
- Chocolate cherry smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¾ cups to 1 cup oat milk
- Ensure bananas are completely frozen. Chop or slice them for easier blending.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
I recommend starting with ¾ cups of milk and slowly adding more if needed.