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Streusel Banana Bread

By Cindy Rahe
Created January 10, 2017
A sweet, crumbly topping makes this classic treat into something a little more special in this Streusel Topped Banana Bread.

I love banana bread in so many different ways: plain with a smear of soft butter, with lots of crunchy walnuts, a boozy hit of bourbon, or even with bittersweet chocolate chips strewn throughout. This Streusel Banana Bread may be my favorite version, though, since it combines the classic with a sweet, buttery, irresistible topping. 

My favorite muffins always seem to include a healthy sprinkling of crunchy streusel, so why not my favorite banana bread? This cinnamon-laced, buttery streusel is near perfection on top of fragrant and moist banana bread, I am surprised I’ve never tried it before. To start, we make a simple streusel topping with just a few ingredients: sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter.


While the oven preheats, we assemble our ingredients for the batter. The dry mix comes together with just some flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and cinnamon.


The wet mix begins with super-ripe and freckly bananas, plus, sugar, an egg, a bit of milk, vanilla and melted butter.


The batter comes together with some quick folding of the wet and dry ingredients, and then gets spread into a greased loaf pan.


Then, we streusel!


After the required visit to the oven, the bread is golden, fragrant and delicious.