Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Recipe
Bananas Too Good For Just Bread!
I love bananas and banana bread, but I never realized how good banana bread could be until my wife made it with chocolate chips & walnuts! That took bananas to new heights, not to be out done I made banana bread with chocolate chips & walnuts and a cream cheese frosting and it tasted better still! In an attempt to take the humble banana to even greater heights I have reworked my favorite coffee cake recipe, in order to make it in to a cake and add a Streusel topping. This, in conjunction with a cup of sour cream, makes a coffee cake great for any desert, but also great for a morning breakfast., with what else, you favorite coffee!
6 Tablespoons softened butter
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Cup sour cream
2 Cups all purpose flour
3 Large bananas mashed
3/4 Cup walnuts
1/4 Cup chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons butter
1 Cup of toasted walnuts
2/3 Cups brown sugar
1/2 Cup all purpose flour
1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
In a bowl, mix flour, sugar flour, nutmeg ,cinnamon and butter until large clumps form. Break up the clumps and mix in coarsely chopped nuts.
With a potato masher, mash up the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Next add all cake ingredients except the walnuts and chocolate chips, into the bowl with the bananas and mix with a wooden spoon until batter is smooth. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips and blend into the mixture.
In a well greased 9 inch cake pan add half of the batter, next spoon in half of the Streusel mixture, evenly over the top of the batter. Add the rest off the batter into the pan and top with the rest of the remaining Streusel. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-50 minutes or until a wooden tooth pick comes out cleanly. Serve slightly warm or room temperature, add a scoop of coffee Ice cream for an added treat!
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