Enjoy all the flavors and textures you love about coffee cake and banana bread all in one irresistible cinnamon streusel-covered loaf!
Stre-usel! Stre-usel! Gimme an S-T-R-E…
Hey, friends. It’s streusel time. Did you catch those subtle hints above?
It’s also coffee cake time AND banana bread time. All rolled into one with STREUSEL! Really, what won’t I smash banana bread into these days?
Nothing short of all the things. ♥
It’s kinda the same deal with streusel. It belongs on really everything.
And coffee cake? Well, the way I see it is that it obviously gives you a great excuse to drink more COFFEE whilst you eat this banana bread.
Okay, that last reasoning was definitely lame. As if we need an excuse to caffeine-load…
The point in all this endless rambling is probably the simple fact that FRIENDS! You want this bread in your life. Like now. No waiting, no excuses. Just do it.
We’re going to be using my simple banana bread batter from the original recipe. It’s simple, no-fuss and you probably have all the ingredients to make it happen NOW.
Then…we’re gonna shake things up a little bit in the STREUSEL department! We’re gonna make loads of buttery, cinnamon-sugary streusel; reminiscent of the streusel that we all know and love on coffee cake.
Over the batter goes the streusel. Gently press the crumbs into the batter to make sure they adhere securely. — Falling-off streusel = legit sadness.
Then it’s into the oven for about an hour OR until you begin to notice that your house smells like some form of cinnamon-y banana bread heaven. ♥
Now you may be wondering: Uhh, Sarah? Where’s the glaze? You guys probably know by now that I’m a total glaze girl, but for this banana bread, I just really wanted the streusel goodness to shine through without any “frills” or “extras.” Does that make any sense?? I seriously think I may be losing it…
Either way, I totally give you my okay to top this banana bread with a simple powdered sugar glaze if you desire as so. I’d recommend using the glaze recipe in either this or this.
Now I’d say it’s high-time for a banana bread binge. With streusel adorning every glorious, makes-you-squeal bite.
And squeal you most definitely will. After you undoubtedly demolish the entire loaf.
It’s cool though, guys. That’s just how we banana bread-lovers ROLL!
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Banana Bread
- BANANA BREAD:
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 4 medium ripe bananas mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- CINNAMON STREUSEL:
- 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup cold butter cubed
- Make the bread: Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease two 9-in loaf pans. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar, oil, yogurt, buttermilk, eggs, banana, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Gently fold flour mixture until batter is just combined. Scrape batter into prepared pans and set aside for a moment.
- Make the streusel: In a medium bowl, combine all streusel ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over two banana bread batters, gently pressing crumbs into batter to adhere.
- Bake banana bread at 350F 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool bread completely in pans on a wire cooling rack. Once bread is cooled, remove from pans, slice, and serve.
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Give a girl a slice of banana bread and she can conquer the WORLD! ♥
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Gayle@Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I’m in love with this streusel topping! And, of course, the rest of the amazing deliciousness! I love that you smashed coffee cake and banana bread into one. This sounds like the ultimate treat to go along with my cup of coffee!
Haha! It really is the BEST mashup of breakfasts ever! Thanks girly!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
Streusel makes everything better! this bread looks like the perfect weekend treat!
Totally agree with you, girl!
Melanie @ Gather for Bread says
Perfectly scrumptious! I could never resist this. Look’s like coffee’s new best friend. 😉
It’s TOTALLY coffee’s BFF!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I have 4 waaaay to ripe bananas sitting on my counter right now that are begging to be used in a baked good. This bread looks perfect!
That sounds like banana bread destiny to me! DO IT, girl!
rachle @ athletic avocado says
this looks delish and dangerous, i may or may not eat the whole loaf!
It’s totally dangerous but in the best way! Thanks Rachle!
I love your thinking with this recipe!! You always combine the best things ever to make something even better! This sounds amazing, Sarah!!
You are seriously so sweet, Izzy! Thanks for the super-kind words! 🙂
Michelle | A Latte Food says
Yesss to streusel! If it were possible, I would make a cake entirely out of streusel! This bread looks fantastic!
OMG that’s the best cake idea ever! DO IT, girl! 😀
That streusel looks absolutely amazing!
Thanks Christin! Hope you’re having a fab weekend!
Liora - Allthingsloveli says
Hi Sarah, this looks so delicious! I feel like I can never have enough banana bread recipes.
Thanks Liora! I hope you get the chance to try this bread! 🙂
Ok! Mind blown! lol You have combined some of my favorite flavors into one dish. YUM! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will definitely be giving it a try!
Thanks so much Rachel! I hope you’ll let me know if you give this banana bread a try! 🙂
this looks amazing! Do you think I could make in a 9×13 instead of 2 loaf pans?
Yes, that would work fine! You may need to adjust the bake time slightly. I would recommend checking it around 30 minutes.