Delicious banana bread with a sweet and textured topping. Great for breakfast, dessert or gift.

jody1
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.

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  • To make the streusel topping, mix 1/4 cup of cut-up butter, 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and oats in a bowl until crumbly. Set aside.

  • Cream the sugar and butter together in a bowl, and stir in the eggs. Add the bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla extract, and stir until the mixture is well blended. Beat in the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, cinnamon, and nuts.

  • Scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle the top of each loaf with half the streusel topping.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the loaves have risen and the topping is browned. Let the banana bread cool in the pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; 14.6 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 141 mg sodium. 45.6 g carbohydrates; 5.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
Delicious moist banana bread! I baked mine in one 9x5 glass loaf pan so if you're like me and only want one bread here's what I did. I cut the topping in half. For the batter I used 1/2 c. white sugar & 1/2 c. brown sugar kept the same amount of butter eggs banana and vanilla. I used 1/4 c. of buttermilk 2 c. of flour 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. of baking powder added 1 tsp. of baking soda 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon & 1/2 c. of walnuts. The bread was done baking in a little over an hour and the topping was nice and crunchy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2011
Bread was just okay and we did not like the topping. Disappointed because we want to increase oats in our diet. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
Delicious moist banana bread! I baked mine in one 9x5 glass loaf pan so if you're like me and only want one bread here's what I did. I cut the topping in half. For the batter I used 1/2 c. white sugar & 1/2 c. brown sugar kept the same amount of butter eggs banana and vanilla. I used 1/4 c. of buttermilk 2 c. of flour 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. of baking powder added 1 tsp. of baking soda 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon & 1/2 c. of walnuts. The bread was done baking in a little over an hour and the topping was nice and crunchy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
Delicious moist banana bread! I baked mine in one 9x5 glass loaf pan so if you're like me and only want one bread here's what I did. I cut the topping in half. For the batter I used 1/2 c. white sugar & 1/2 c. brown sugar kept the same amount of butter eggs banana and vanilla. I used 1/4 c. of buttermilk 2 c. of flour 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. of baking powder added 1 tsp. of baking soda 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon & 1/2 c. of walnuts. The bread was done baking in a little over an hour and the topping was nice and crunchy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2009
This was the best banana bread ever!!! I did use equal portions of white and brown sugar-because I like my crust more chewy. I use a convection oven and only cooked it 1:05 but could have cooked it even less. My picky kids even love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
Best banana bread ever!!!! It melted in your mouth plus the topping made it fantastic!!! I never put topping on my banana bread before... now I will always make it this way!!! Gave away loaves for a special Easter treat....it was received positively by all!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2009
Very good banana bread. Great streusel. I LOVED that it made so much streusel for I refrigerated the remaining and will be using it on future muffins & breads..will save a lot of time when I make any other breakfast bread/muffin recipe & it stays fresh in the frig for a very long time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I thought it was very good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2009
I made no changes to this recipe. I had some cinnamon roll instant oatmeal that I needed to use up so this recipe was perfect. I just cut back a little on the pumpkin pie spice. The streusel topping was way too much I ended up throwing almost half of it away. If I make this again I will add a middle layer of streusel. Smells wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2011
This was really great! Whenever I have made bananna bread in the past it has always come out really heavy and to moist. This was a perfect recipe. I did use up some whole wheat flour that I had on hand and the rest white flour. I also used 3 smaller loaf pans so they cooked in less time. Great recipe thanks sooo much!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2011
Just came out of the oven......smells awesome.......have to keep the kids/husband out of them so they can at least cool - unlike the blueberry lemon loaf. Ok I snuck a piece.......awesome! As good as it smells! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
This is a great recipe! I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2011
Bread was just okay and we did not like the topping. Disappointed because we want to increase oats in our diet. Read More
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