Rating: 5.00
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Easy Coffee Cake Banana Bread

By Rachel
May 14, 2023

This easy coffee cake banana bread is a classic favorite! Light and airy banana bread loaded with a crunchy cinnamon streusel. With just 10 ingredients this bread comes together quickly and couldn’t be easier, I have made it over a dozen times and its perfect each time! The cinnamon mix is buttery, sweet, and gets the perfect crunch. The banana bread lover in your life will love this recipe.

slices of easy coffee cake banana bread on a wire rack

Highlights of this one-bowl banana bread:

  • 10 simple ingredients
  • Freezer friendly
  • Family friendly recipe, kids and adults love this!
  • Complete in about an hour
  • One-bowl for easy clean up
  • Crunchy cinnamon topping and filling
  • Great use for over ripe bananas or frozen bananas
  • Recipe calls for melted butter = easier mixing and no electric mixer needed

First Steps:

  • In a large bowl combine, melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla
  • Whisk well to combine
  • Add in mashed bananas
  • In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms

Grocery List & Substitutions:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated white sugar
  • Large whole eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ripe bananas
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
easy coffee cake banana bread

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What is the best way to freeze banana bread?

After baking, allow banana bread to cool completely. Slice as desired and wrap in aluminum foil, date and label as needed. Slicing before freezing makes it easy to grab one slice at a time. To reheat, simply remove aluminum and wrap in a paper towel, microwave for 30-45 seconds and enjoy!

Second Steps:

  • Combine flour, butter, sugar, and cinnamon for topping
  • Mix until evenly combined

Tips for perfect banana bread:

  • Grease loaf pan with cooking spray or butter and line with parchment paper to ensure nothing sticks
  • Make sure your bananas are super ripe, if using frozen bananas make sure to drain any extra liquid
  • Don’t overfill loaf pan
  • Start baking with less time. Start with 55 minutes and check every 5 minutes until done.
slices of banana bread with a glass of milk

Tools I used for this recipe:

  • Non-stick Loaf Pan – there is nothing worse than the corners of your bread sticking to the pan, I’ve had this pan for a few years now and it is still non-stick + easy to clean
  • Parchment Paper – parchment paper is such a versatile item to keep on hand. I use this to line my loaf pan after greasing it
  • Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set – I love this set of nesting bowls, perfect for home baking!

I find the best way to line a loaf pan is to first spray with cooking spray, than place a small strip of parchment paper across the middle. Secure the parchment with oven safe clips, after baked and cooled, simply lift the sides of the parchment paper to easily release the bread! 

Final Steps:

  • Pour batter into a greased and line loaf pan
  • Top with prepared cinnamon topping
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Instructions for the coffee cake banana bread:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, grease or line a 9×5 loaf pan, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk well to combine. Mix in the mashed bananas.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until incorporated, careful not to overmix. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Mix together until combined. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  • Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before slicing. This is best served immediately, but will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days or wrapped tightly in the freezer for 4-6 months!

Notes:

*If the topping crumbles while slicing, chill the bread for a few minutes. 

crunchy cinnamon topping on coffee cake banana bread
easy coffee cake banana bread

Coffee Cake Banana Bread

5 from 2 votes
Servings 12 slices
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 Stick Unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 2-3 Large, Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

For the Crumble:

  • 6 tbsp Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, grease or line a 9×5 loaf pan, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk well to combine. Mix in the mashed bananas.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until incorporated, careful not to overmix. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Mix together until combined. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  • Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before slicing. This is best served immediately, but will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days or wrapped tightly in the freezer for 4-6 months!

Notes

*If the topping crumbles while slicing, chill the bread for a few minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 465IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 305kcal
Cost: $
Course: Bread, Quick Bread
Keyword: Banana Bread, Banana Recipes, Coffee Cake

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slices of coffee cake banana bread

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