Banana Crumb Coffee Cake

I love banana bread and all, but sometimes I just feel like my bananas have a higher calling than in the form of a loaf. A calling for something more like…cake, for instance! Now, after making this – I’m not sure that I’ll ever make a loaf of banana bread again. It was that good!

I mean, I guess I should have known. Coffee cakes have never let me down in the past. But the banana added so much flavor and moisture, then to combine it with the cinnamon streusel on top was just the perfect touch. It also has some of the streusel layered in the middle of the cake too, which I thought was a really nice and surprising twist.

It was perfect as breakfast or dessert, and was still fresh and moist after day three. It made plenty, so it’s perfect to make for a get-together, or to share with friends and neighbors. It’s been a few weeks since I baked this, and I’m already looking forward to making it again. It might have to happen this weekend!

We’re looking forward to the annual egg hunt at our local NASA base tomorrow. As well as dying our easter eggs – that’s getting to be so much fun now that the boys are getting a little bit older.! Although, I’ve been making poor Jon dye eggs since before we were married – so I suppose I’ve always had alot of fun with it. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter holiday!

Source: adapted from Cookies & Cups


  1. Posted April 18, 2014 at 9:22 AM | Permalink

    Oh, yum! I may have to buy an extra bunch of bananas at the store this week, just so I’ll have some leftover ripe ones to make this coffee cake. It looks like the perfect treat to wake up to in the morning!

  2. Posted April 18, 2014 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

    Oh, this looks so yummy! I am definitely going to give this a try, next time the banana bread need hits. Pinned!

  3. Monica Cose
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM | Permalink

    I have made this a few times. It is SOOO good!

  4. Posted April 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM | Permalink

    Mmm, I made this a few weeks ago and it was amazing!

  5. Posted April 19, 2014 at 8:49 AM | Permalink

    Yum! I will definitely need to make this one.

  6. Posted April 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM | Permalink

    Looks amazing! I’ve got a bunch of ripe bananas that need to be used, so I think I’ll try this today.

  7. Lynette
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 5:55 PM | Permalink

    Just pulled this out of the oven. Smells sooo good! Taking it to church tomorrow to share for breakfast. Can’t wait to dig in! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Posted April 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM | Permalink

    This looks amazing! I love banana bread, but I can’t resist anything with a streusel topping. I need to make this.

  9. Lisa
    Posted September 7, 2014 at 1:43 PM | Permalink

    I made last night and it turned out so delicious! Because of allergies, I used Ener-G egg replacer, soy milk, and dairy-free margarine…and it worked out perfectly. My family won’t be asking for banana bread for a long time – this is a new favorite!

  10. ingalyn
    Posted September 8, 2014 at 1:07 AM | Permalink

    I just made this tonight; used whole wheat flour and Truvia in the cake, but used regular flour and brown sugar in the streusel. While my bananas where super extra ripe, I used a 4th just because of the WWF. OMG, this is incredible! I have not even added the frosting yet, waiting for it to cool, but I can’t wait to bring it to work tomorrow, I know my work kids will love this! Thanks!

  11. Anna
    Posted September 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM | Permalink

    So simple and yet so amazing.

  12. Julia
    Posted October 11, 2014 at 9:04 AM | Permalink

    Just poppeod this into the oven for the first time! We can’t wait to try it. I did make one change by adding. pecans to the streusel on top, and extra cinnamon.

    • Posted October 12, 2014 at 9:48 AM | Permalink

      They sound like great additions to me. Hope you enjoy!

  13. Posted December 9, 2014 at 3:19 PM | Permalink

    This is baking right now and smells so good. I only could get about half of the crumb mixture into my pan but I can’t wait to dig in. It’s a long 50 minutes to wait, the kiddo keeps checking the time on the oven till it comes out. Pinned, thanks for sharing!

  14. C. Sandra
    Posted January 17, 2015 at 4:51 AM | Permalink

    I made this cake yesterday and we all loved it. My ten year old son said ” Mom, this is the best cake in the history of the universe!”.

    • Posted January 27, 2015 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

      Do glad your family enjoyed it, it’s one of our favorites too!

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