Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Banana Bread with Cinnamon Crumble Topping




This has become my favorite banana bread that I have made to date. I had this recipe just sitting around for a while and finally decided to make it. If you are looking for a new banana bread recipe then give this a try. All the ones that I have posted are good but there is just something about the topping on this one and maybe the hint of honey. I don't know what it is but I just know it is good!!!! I found this in Bon Appetit/September 2008 issue.

Did you know that the clocks go forward this weekend? Yay!!!! That brings us a little closer to spring and I am just so ready! We've had gorgeous weather here the past few days. 60 degrees and sunshine....I've been walking for about an hour when I get off work and my little chihuahua is exhausted! She is one lazy dog.....I'm sure she is waiting for a rainy day so she can just hang out inside all day! On the other hand my 10 year old son has been outside enjoying the weather with his friends, so that means he has NOT been sitting around playing video games! Now that sounds good to me!


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed bananas 2 to 3 medium)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
(I also added some chopped pecans to this bread)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x5x3 inch metal baking pan. Whisk 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Whisk next 5 ingredients in large bowl until smooth. Add dry ingredients; stir to blend. Transfer batter to pan. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and brown sugar; sprinkle over batter. (I also added a little more about 10 minutes before it was done baking.)

Bake bread until tester inserted comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool bread in pan 30 minutes. Turn pan on its side; slide out bread, being careful not to dislodge topping. Turn bread right side up and cool completely.




25 comments:

Manggy said...

I love a good crunchy and sticky topping on a cake. It's my favorite part to eat (but I like the cake itself too, obviously). How cool that your son is enjoying the weather outside. Sounds fantastic - here it's just searing heat.

Jenn said...

I love banana bread..I'd love it even more with a crumble topping too!! It looks great! Enjoy the nice weather!!

Anncoo said...

Nice combo, especially with cinnamon I love it.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I'm a diehard banana bread lover. This sounds like a winner with the yummy cinnamon crumble on top. I hate losing an hour when the clocks change but that extra hour of light at night is so worth it.

A Year on the Grill said...

I love BB... And this topping sounds like a wonderful way to add a little extra to everyone's classic!

great post

Bridgett said...

The topping sounds delicious and I really enjoy it even more when the top gets that slightly crispy edge to it from the crumble topping. What a delicious recipe.

Jenn said...

Daylight savings is this sunday??? Awww....I need that hour of sleep. hahaha...

I've been see a few banana brad today. I think I need to jump on the band wagon. I do like the addition of the crumble on top. I bet it adds a nice flavor to it.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh man I love the cinnamon crumble on top...yum!

Pam said...

Yum - everything is better with a crumb topping.

noble pig said...

Love the crumble!!! Very nice.

Joanne said...

I love bon appetit recipes! They take traditional foods and add a twist to them. Gotta love that.

The cake looks fantastic! A cinnamon crumble topping sounds good to me!

Leslie said...

Oh my I forgot about the clocks! Oh great..that means my kids are going to wake up at the crack of dawn now!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I love banana bread too.

Sophie said...

Waw,...Debbie!!

This banana bread with this tasty topping is part & so good,....mmmmmm!

Another lovely recipe to try! I am hooked!

Heidi said...

Sounds yummy to me!

The Blonde Duck said...

My chihuahuas hate walks too...they act like they're SOOO mistreated!

Ingrid said...

YUM! I'm certain that cinnamon crumble topping just puts this over the top!
~ingrid

Mags said...

yummm... banana bread. Definitely on my list of comfort foods.

tamilyn said...

I've been looking for a new banana bread to try. I like mine, but some days it caves in the middle and is a little gooey. This looks nice and firm throughout.

Kerstin said...

Mmmm, the cinnamon crumble just takes the bread over the top - yum! I actually need to make banana bread this weekend, because we have some overripe ones ready to go, so maybe I'll try this!

Victor said...

What a lovely banana bread. Looks yummy! Crumble topping I should try it out!

From the Kitchen said...

Sometime ago I bookmarked your nutella cake. Well, I made it and it is over-the-top delicious! Thank you for sharing that recipe. It is going into my list of favorites.

Best,
Bonnie (a Virginia native transplanted in the mid-west)

Debbie said...

I love a crumble topping on just about anything. This looks really good.

Katy ~ said...

Gasp! I didn't remember about the clocks moving ahead this weekend. Thank you so much for mentioning it. We're invited to a dinner and we would've been late!!

Love banana bread, and a little cinnamon topping like this, WOW!!

Monica H said...

I don't particularly love banana bread but that topping is something else. yum!

yay for warmer weather!