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Banana Bread Recipe With Crumb Topping
In my house banana bread is a staple. Whenever I have at least three bananas that are too ripe for my family to eat I bake them up into a delicious dessert-like bread. Sometimes I swear they don't eat bananas just so I'll make bread out of them. ^_^ Even if you have less than the recipe calls for you can still half it and make it more like a coffee cake, or into muffins.
Be sure to check out the tips at the end for perfect results.
- 2 tablespoons butter, room temp
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon each ginger, cloves, allspice
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (3-4 bananas)
- 1/2 cup oil (I use olive oil)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Video Instructions, written instructions below
- Preheat oven to 350'F, grease and flour a bread pan
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a large mixing bowl, set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl add bananas, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla, combine well.
- Add banana mixture to flour mixture, stir until all flour has been incorporated. Batter will look very lumpy.
- Put all crumb topping ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and use a pastry cutter until butter picks up all the flour and sugar, it will look like very course crumbs. If you don't have a pastry cutter you can use two knives and scissor them together trough the ingredients.
- Transfer batter to bread pan and sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake in 350'F oven for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan at least 10 minutes.
Without crumb topping and with crumb topping
Use the crumb topping!! Everyone in my family likes it better that way. ^_^
Do not use all yellow bananas. They must have some spotting or even all brown. If they aren't ripe enough the bread just wont be as good.
Refrigerate bread at least 4 hours after baking for an easier time slicing.
Use a potato masher to mash the bananas.
Try using a cooking spray specifically for baking to grease your pans... they are wonderful! I like "Baker's Joy" best, but I can't always find it at the store I like. ^_^