You're sure to go bananas over this yummy coffee cake topped with cinnamon, sugar and pecans. 'This recipe is so delicious that a local pecan grower asked permission to use it in one of his brochures,' recalls Georgia Courtney from Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the bananas and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Combine topping ingredients; add half to batter. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with the remaining topping. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.


Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 47.3g; fat 21.8g; cholesterol 71.9mg; sodium 235.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (58)

Rating: 5 stars
WOW!! SO delicious. A few changes made this the best coffee cake I've eaten in a while. Here is what I did. 1. Add more mashed banana (I did more like 2 cups instead of 1). 2. Add a dash of salt into the dry ingredients. 3. TOPPING: 1 cup pecans, 1/4 cup sofented butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon. Mix to make a crumbly topping. I poured my batter into 2 smaller pans (2 loaf pans) so that I could freeze one. I had to increase the bake time to 45 minutes. This recipe is WONDERFUL - thank you for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very moist with a subtle banana flavor. I was surprised even after I used 3 large bananas! I used 3/4 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of dark brown and 2 tsp. of vanilla vs. one. I added the cinnamon directly into the batter along with 1/2 c. of chopped walnuts (didn't have pecans). I always use Pam for baking and poured the batter into the pan and for the topping I mixed 1/2 c. chopped walnuts, 1/2 c. brown sugar, and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. After it was done baking I made a glaze out of 1 & 1/2 c. of confectioner's sugar and 3 Tbsp. of milk. I drizzled that over top after it was cooled. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This coffee cake was to die for. Everyone in our family as well as my husbands co-workers loved it. I did add a little extra banana and for the topping I used brown sugar, a little flour, butter and cinnamon. Can't wait to make this one again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband loved it. I also cooked it in a Bunt pan which work out great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow! This was incredibly delicious and I got rave reviews from my coworkers. Note for anyone looking for "banana cake" - this isn't it. It has a subtle banana flavour but it's not banana cake, it's coffee cake. Like some other reviewers, I used pecans, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for the topping, but the cake would have been just as good with the original topping, I'm sure. Light, fluffy and moist. This one's a keeper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a very moist and yummy cake. The only thing i did different was the topping mix. I like to use flour, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon instead. Delicous!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great coffee cake!!! I made this for an Easter brunch & it was extremely popular. I was sure to beat the cream cheese until very, very smooth so that there were no lumps & this helped produce a very light & moist cake. I added in 3 ripe bananas; the taste was sooo good and stood out well (which is what I was hoping for). Will for sure make again... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I followed the recipe just as written and it turned very good. My husband and kids loved it!! It was eaten all in one day! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good recipe. THANK YOU!!! A big hit with co-workers! It really annoys me when people alter good recipes, but here I go: I added a drizzle of icing over the top made with powdered sugar, milk, butter and vanilla. Read More