Streusel Banana Bread

So was anyone brave enough to get on the scale yesterday morning?  Not me!!!  No way!  I am definitely one who would just get depressed and drown my sorrows in more food.  Better for me not to see a number until next week, after I have worked off all those extra calories and carbs.

I know this picture and recipe isn't helping any of us return to our healthier eating habits.  But now that it is officially the "Holiday Season" I can post nothing but sugar/carb/fat stuffed yummies and not have to apologize!
This bread is not your normal, everyday banana bread.  Sure, the streusel on top makes it special, but the layer of streusel in the middle just makes it indulgent!  My kids ate the whole loaf in one breakfast, so it was definitely a success.  Your family will never want boring ol' banana bread again!

Streusel Banana Bread
(makes one loaf)
recipe adapted from Canadian Living
Bread:
1 1/2 C mashed over-ripe bananas, about 4 medium
1 C sugar
1/2 C butter, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Streusel:
2/3 C brown sugar
1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 Tb cold butter

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x5" loaf pan with nonstick spray.
2.  Prepare the streusel by combining the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse and crumbly.  Set in the refrigerator until ready to use.
3.  In a large bowl, beat together the bananas, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.  Add the flour, baking powder and soda, and salt.  Stir just until combined.  Spoon half of the batter into the greased loaf pan and top with half of the streusel mixture.  Add the remaining batter, then top with the remaining streusel.
4.  Bake at 350 degrees for 65-70 minutes until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let the loaf cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.  Store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.

4 comments:

Steve Wright said...
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Steve Wright said...

Hi Carole, I love this recipe, I have tried banana bread before but not with this streusel in the middle, so I am going to give it a go as it sounds delicious. I have a website on calories and the banana page is by far the most popular, you have nudged me into adding banana bread calories to it with this post as well. Check it out maybe it will be of interest to you if you ever calculate calories in your recipes. Steve
Banana bread calories

Constance said...

Thank you for this recipe! I made it tonight and its the best banana bread I have ever had!

Ernest Griffith said...

Thanks for this great post.
I've been looking for Banana Bread Nutrition Facts . Now I found it, thanks

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