I’ve been on strict orders to cut back on my sugar intake. And here I am with a baking blog. How ironic. But it’s only for some time.
So I’ve been going through all my recipes trying to find something less sugary to make. Ah and that’s where this beauty comes in.
There’s something about this banana bread that is so addicting. I mean, you can’t just stop at one slice. The inside is super moist and dense, and the topping has this amazing crunchy and gooey chocolatey taste.
Although I am not much of a banana person, this banana bread surely makes me break out my sweat pants not that it’s a bad thing or anything. I stole this recipe from my sister, and I think the original comes from the all recipes website. (let me know if I’m wrong Nastya)
The streusel topping comes from one of my old cookbooks, and makes this recipe out of this world.
Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t eat sweets, unless it’s deep fried, or has bacon in it. He also never cared for this banana bread. Today he saw the chocolate on top and started eating it…and eating it and between mouthfuls said: “wow this is actually really good” “mm the best you’ve ever made.” (he’ll never now it was the same recipe, hehe)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup overripe mashed bananas (about 3)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
For the streusel topping:
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2-4 tbsp chocolate chips
In a small mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Grate 2 tbsp of butter into the flour mixture and combine with your fingers until it resembled coarse crumbs.
Add 2-4 tbsp of chocolate chips or nuts and mix until combined. Set aside.
For the banana bread:
Preheat oven to 325°F and grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl add eggs, and whisk a bit with a fork. Add buttermilk, oil, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract and mix together until combined.
In a separate mixing bowl, add the sugars, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and mix together until incorporated.Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture and mix together with a spoon until combined.Add the batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle the top with the streusel topping.Bake for 1 hour, check by inserting a toothpick, if it’s not done, bake for no more then 10 minutes. Try not to over bake or it will be dry.