Recently, I ended up with two bananas that we browning fast. I knew that these bananas were no longer fit to eat on their own, and when this happens, there’s only one thing, in my opinion, to be done with them: make banana bread! But instead of making an average banana bread like a usually do, I thought it might be fun to try something a little different.

I came across this cool idea from Lemons and Laughs for a coffee cake banana bread and I though, “Wow, why didn’t I think of doing this before?” Since it sounded like the perfect combination of two of my favorite things, I thought I’d give my own version of this a try.

Here’s what I ended up using for ingredients:

For the bread:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 overripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder

For the cinnamon crumble topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup room temperature butter
2 tsp cinnamon

Here’s how you do it!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and gather all of your ingredients (note that the butter is missing from my picture because it was melting in the microwave).
  2. Grease your loaf pan with oil or butter (I used olive oil).
  3. Add in white sugar, flour and mashed bananas to your stand mixer. Then mix on a medium-low speed. While the mixer is running, add in eggs (I suggest cracking them into a bowl first so you don’t get any shells in your batter). Then add in baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder. Lastly, add in the melted butter.
  4. Pour the well-combined mixture into your greased loaf pan.
  5. Add the crumble ingredients (brown sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon) to a medium bowl. Then, mash ingredients together with a fork until you get soft crumbles.
  6. Sprinkle the crumbles evenly over the banana bread mixture (I used my hands to guarantee the most even job).
  7. Bake for just about 1 hour, but start checking the bread at 50 minutes or so. It should puff up nicely.
  8. Enjoy, and try not to devour all at once! I enjoyed my first slice of this heavenly bread with a cup of coffee.

I brought this bread over to a group of friends. Let’s just say there was no bread left when I went to grab my tupperware at the end of the night. I’ll definitely be making this one again!