Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

The best cinnamon banana bread!

The best cinnamon banana bread!

The best cinnamon banana bread!

I think banana bread has got to be one of the most gratifying things to make on the planet.

One minute, you have a pile of spotty brown bananas that no one will touch, and ten minutes later, you’re popping a loaf of batter into the oven that turns into the most amazing smelling bread ever.

I’m always up for trying a new banana bread recipe, and this one was a winner. My house smelled AMAZING and then the whole loaf was gone within 15 hours.

Also, I do not think I have once in my entire life turned down something with a streusel topping.

The best cinnamon banana bread!

The best cinnamon banana bread!

Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

Streusel Topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

Banana Bread:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard-size loaf pan with parchment paper or grease well with butter or cooking spray. Set aside.

Mix together the streusel topping until large crumbs form and set aside.

In a stand mixer with the paddle attached or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.

Add the bananas (I just add mine whole and let them mix for a minute or two until they’re pretty mashed, but you can certainly mash them beforehand) and then the buttermilk, mixing briefly to combine. Add the remaining ingredients and mix, just until combined.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the streusel mixture on top (make sure not to go too heavy in the middle or it’ll make your bread sink in the center – you can see from the photos that mine did this. It still tasted insanely good but it wasn’t as good looking. . . ).

Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the edges are browned and a toothpick comes out cleanly.

Let cool before removing from pan, then slice and serve.

Recipe adapted from Little Bits Of

The best cinnamon banana bread!

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  • Reply Samantha February 22, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Now I’m impatiently waiting for my bananas to get overly ripe! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Paige February 22, 2017 at 11:39 am

    This looks so delicious! I’m with Samantha! Waiting on those bananas to go brown!

  • Reply Diana February 22, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I usually make a chocolate chip banana bread but this sounds like an equally delicious (and sugar filled) alternative!

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  • Reply Alan Hoyle February 26, 2017 at 3:17 am

    This looks really good – I’ll give it a try: thank you!

    My only doubt is that you say ‘it was gone in 15 hours.’ In my house, a half-decent loaf is likely to last no more than 15 minutes…

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