Whenever I have brown bananas I get really excited that I can make banana bread. Then a few more days pass and I miss my chance. When bananas get too old they because almost syrupy and you can’t use them for anything. I am one of those people that love brown spots on bananas and really don’t like when they are still a little green. The more brown a banana gets the sweeter it is! Brown bananas can mean so much more than bread though. You can unpeel them, freeze them, then throw then in a food processor and make banana ice cream. Or you can slice them up and throw them in a saucepan with brown sugar and butter… hello bananas foster! But banana bread is always delicious and I usually have all of the ingredients on hand. Oh and adding cinnamon crumb topping is kind of a no-brainer. 🙂
*** Looking for a healthier version of a cinnamon Banana Bread? I also have a Churro Banana Bread Skillet Cake that is grain free and refined sugar free! Both are DELICIOUS!
First mash those bananas!
The crumb topping is just flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon & melted butter!
Bake for about 50 minutes.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top!
Slice and enjoy!Print
Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 overripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- In a large bowl of a mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the sugar, egg and vanilla until combined. Add the butter and beat until smooth and the butter is fully incorporated. Beat in the buttermilk and bananas.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet until all the flour is incorporated. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and pour in the batter. * Note that not all loaf pans are the same size. You may have extra batter, so just pour in enough so there is still about an inch or 2 of space before the top of the pan.
- Make the crumb topping by combining the powdered sugar, flour, cinnamon salt and melted butter. Using your hands, crumble the mixture over the batter in the pan. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.