Add Cinnamon Crumble to Make the Best Banana Bread Ever
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 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!
- 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).
- Grease your loaf pan with oil or butter (I used olive oil).
- 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.
- Pour the well-combined mixture into your greased loaf pan.
- 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.
- Sprinkle the crumbles evenly over the banana bread mixture (I used my hands to guarantee the most even job).
- Bake for just about 1 hour, but start checking the bread at 50 minutes or so. It should puff up nicely.
- 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!