Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread



I love coffee cake, the crumb kind.  I've loved ever since I was a kid.  I was always after my mom to make a coffee cake on the weekends for breakfast, but she reserved it for a treat.

I also love banana cake.  The flavor is wonderful, plus I always have over ripe bananas laying around. It seems to be a thing in my house.  So banana something is always calling me.



Today I decided to combine my love of cinnamon streusel coffee cake and banana bread.  This wonderful decadent Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread is heaven!  Your whole house will be smelling wonderful while it's baking and your mouth will be watering just to get a taste of this delicious breakfast treat.

Who am I kidding?  breakfast, snack time, dessert....lunch! It's good anytime!



So if you have  love for cinnamon and banana bread this is just for you!

Enjoy!





Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

16 servings

For the Streusel:
1/2 cup Sugar
3 T brown sugar
2 T cinnamon

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2/3 c sugar 
2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c lite sour cream
1/4 c 2 % milk
2 t canola oil
1 t vanilla
1 large ripe banana, mashed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and 8x4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Make the streusel in a small bowl, adding sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Stir to combine.  Set aside.  

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, stir to combine. In another medium bowl add sour cream milk, canola oil, vanilla, and mashed banana.  Stir to combine.    

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture. Stir until combined. Pour 1/2 of the batter in the loaf pan.  Sprinkle on some of the streusel (you may not use it all).  Add the remaining batter over the streusel.  Take a knife and run it through the batter in a swirling motion. 

Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the loaf. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaf from the pan and continue to cool on cooling rack 15 minutes.



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