Monthly Archives: September 2016

Streusel Topped Banana Bread


OOOH Banana Bread…  who doesn’t LOVE that?  Do you collect bananas in your freezer like we do?  Today I noticed there were 5 and 5 is my magic number for banana bread.  I have always used my Mom’s recipe (which is her Mom’s recipe  – ect.) and have taken to adding chocolate chips to it for a bit more ‘sweetness’…  BUT we had this easy streusel topping on another dish and just knew it would be MOST perfect on the banana bread!  WOW – so amazingly delicious!!  Took the bread to whole new level… YUMMMM!!!  A couple pats of real butter and you have yourself a meal my friends!!!

This made one of those large loaf pans but sometimes I double the recipe and make 6 (or 7) of the mini loaves…  Now there’s an idea…  Maybe I need to make some more today!

Streusel Topped Banana Bread

Ingredients –

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups MASHED banana (about 5 medium)

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter or margarine

1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) – optional


Streusel Top –

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons SOFT (not melted) butter


Directions –

Preheat oven to 350

Mix Dry Ingredients in a large bowl –    flour, powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar

Start a Wet Ingredient Bowl-  Mash Bananas with a fork, dump into dry mix,  Then beat eggs and add to dry mix, melt butter and also pour into main bowl….  Mix all ingredients until combined.  (add chopped nuts if desired)

Pour into a prepared bread pan (I spray with PAM)

Mix Streusel Topping (brown sugar, flour, butter) until ‘crumbly’ and pour over top of mixture in baking pan

Bake for 40-45 minutes (for full size loaf)…  I checked mine with a toothpick at 40 and went the full 45

Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then tip on side (you may need to use a knife along sides) to remove to finish cooling on a rack.