Banana Coffee Cake

Got ripe bananas? 🍌 Let’s bake something other than banana bread! 🍌 Here’s a super moist, crumbly and soft coffee cake with a sweet cinnamon streusel filling. Easy to make from scratch and 10x better than your local bakery! This breakfast or snack cake is heavenly with a hot coffee.

Every week, I buy a bunch of bananas for the house. Yet every week, the time comes around when I have a handful going brown!

This may bum out some of you, but I just see delicious banana creations on the horizon – muffins, pies, smoothies, donut holes, pancakes, and everyone’s old fashioned standby – banana bread. This week, I thought, let’s change it up from the usual loaf (which everyone loves so much, but hey, bakers gotta bake).

Who doesn’t a sweet and crumbly coffee cake with a sneaky lil’ cinnamon streusel tucked inside those pillowy-soft layers? You got that right – NOBODY. 😉

Let’s gather our ingredients and bake one together!


I have more than a dozen memories sitting around the table with a bakery-style coffee cake, hot java in hand, and enjoying slow conversation.

These are the reasons I love breakfast and a dish like this that brings everyone together. It’s just the coziest feeling to enjoy a coffee cake with family, and the warm aroma that it sends through the house.

Waking up slow with a good meal and a whole day stretching out ahead of you. What’s better?

Ready to make your own Banana Coffee Cake?

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 8×8 inch pan.

• In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

• In a medium bowl, mash the banana. Add sour cream, oil, egg and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Stir thoroughly into the flour mixture.

• For the streusel: In a small mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter together until crumbly. Spread half the cake batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the streusel. Pour the remaining batter evenly over the streusel. Top with remaining streusel.

• Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

• For the glaze: Whisk powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla in a medium bowl, until creamy and smooth. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Slice and serve.

Keep reading for full ingredient list + recipe, below

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Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Donut Holes

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter-Banana Pancakes

Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread

Toasted Coconut Banana Muffins

Pumpkin Banana Bread with Vanilla Glaze

 

This delicious, inviting banana coffee cake recipe became a fast favorite in my house! It was so soft, fluffy and nicely spiced with warm cinnamon, brown sugar, and a creamy 3-ingredient vanilla glaze. The perfect cross between banana bread and coffee cake – and already getting me a bit excited for fall flavors (too soon?).

Our other belly-warming banana treats will still be enjoyed for years to come. But, this one is certainly being added to the rotation next time I find a browning 🍌 bunch on the counter.

I hope you enjoy the recipe. Please feel free to leave a comment and a star rating below, if you try it at home!

Banana Coffee Cake

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2-3 bananas, mashed about 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the streusel:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 8x8 inch pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the banana. Add sour cream, oil, egg and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Stir thoroughly into the flour mixture.

For the streusel:

  • In a small mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together until crumbly.
  • Spread half the cake batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the streusel. Pour the remaining batter evenly over the streusel. Top with remaining streusel.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

For the glaze:

  • Whisk all ingredients in a medium bowl, until creamy and smooth. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Slice and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from Garnish & Glaze
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

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