Everyone once in a while I get into a rut. I type and backspace more times than I can count and end up with a blog post full of pictures, but no words. Well, today is one of those days. Usually, I’ll be driving and think of something to blog about, so I quickly grab my pen and jot it down on a post it note before I forget (at a red light, of course). That post-it note is empty for this week and I’ve got nothing to blog about at 2AM in the morning. My apologies!
So to go with my semi-boring post, here’s yet another banana bread. Yes. I can’t get enough. There are so many bananas in a bunch that some are bound to be made into bread! The bread and streusel did not disappoint, but then again, does streusel ever disappoint? The recipe is from simply scratch, although I didn’t toast the banana beforehand and I added a splash of vanilla extract.
I also made three mini loaves instead of one huge one. The amount of streusel topping was quite overwhelming, which I loved! If you’re not a fan of eating spoonfuls of streusel, just halve the topping recipe. Now go bake away!
For the Bread:
- 3 whole bananas
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
- A pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup Walnuts, Chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until well mixed. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mash the bananas, cinnamon and nutmeg with a fork. Mix in the milk.
- Add the prepared banana mixture to the creamed butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Add in the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) until incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes. With ten minutes remaining, prepare the streusel topping by combining the butter, flour, and dark brown sugar until well mixed. Add the cinnamon, pinch of salt and the chopped walnuts. After the 40 minutes remove and sprinkle on topping evenly and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for at least 15 minutes.