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Streusel Banana Bread

  • Author: Carole

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×5″ 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.