Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Banana bread with streusel topping

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.

banana bread with streusel toppingThere’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)

SONY DSCThe 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)

Ingredients:

  • 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

streusel toppingIn 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.

streusel toppingAdd 2-4 tbsp of chocolate chips or nuts and mix until combined. Set aside.

For the banana bread:

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.
banana bread In a separate mixing bowl, add the sugars, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and mix together until incorporated.banana bread Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture and mix together with a spoon until combined.banana bread Add the batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle the top with the streusel topping.Banana bread with streusel toppingBake 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.Banana bread

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Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 10 slices

Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Moist and dense banana bread recipe with chocolate streusel topping that gives it a perfect crunch.

Ingredients

    For the banana bread:
  • 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

Instructions

    For the streusel:
  1. 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.
  2. Add 2-4 tbsp of chocolate chips or nuts and mix until combined. Set aside.
  3. For the banana bread:
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F and grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan.
  5. 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.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, add the sugars, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and mix together until incorporated.
  7. Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture and mix together with a spoon until combined.
  8. Add the batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle the top with the streusel topping.
  9. Bake for 1 hour, check by inserting a toothpick, if it's not done, bake for no more then 10 minutes more. Try not to over bake or it will be dry.
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Comments: 9

  1. Lidiya Y January 29, 2014 at 2:56 pm Reply

    HI Les. DOES it really take 10 hrs and 1 minute to make? It kinda seems a lot of time, or it was a typo?

    • Yelena January 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm Reply

      Lol oh my bad. Deff a typo. Will fix. Thanks!

  2. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com January 30, 2014 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Yelena, I love banana bread and make it all the time. Just made 3 loaves this week. Love the streusel topping! YUM!

    • Yelena February 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm Reply

      I also love to make several loaves at once and stick one in the freezer or take it to a dinner party. :) and it’s easy to double or triple ;)

  3. Broderick April 2, 2014 at 1:18 am Reply

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is required to
    get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like
    yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% certain.
    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

    • Yelena April 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply

      I’d love to help u out, email me and I’ll share how I started blogging. (You can find my email in the contacts section)

  4. Natasha April 20, 2014 at 9:35 am Reply

    We miss you! Hope you can start blogging and sharing your wonderful recipes again.

  5. Lidiya May 27, 2014 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Hey girl:) miss seeing your new delishes recepiece:) hope you come back to us soon :)

    • Yelena May 29, 2014 at 11:52 pm Reply

      Thanks Lidiya, I’d love to post soon. We are in the middle of moving to a new house, so everything’s in boxes and a bit crazy. Sorry to keep you hanging but hopefully by next month I’ll have a new recipe for ya:)

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