Banana Bread with Crumble Topping

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Banana Bread with Crumb Topping is perfect any time of year. But, with winter weather it’s even nicer to bake and enjoy this tasty bread made with bananas. It’s either been really cold in the morning and night almost to the point of freezing or rainy. I’ll take rainy over 23 degrees. I know I am a wimp when it comes to weather. I can visit cold weather and snow just fine but, keep me in CA. I could never handle living in the snow! One way I love heating my home is by baking in the winter. I have a favorite go-to banana bread quick bread recipe. I am always adding spins to this recipe. Today I’m sharing a twist I tried on my banana bread recipe. 

I saw on Pinterest that some folks were making their banana bread with a crumble topping. I thought I’d try it. Although I think I needed a little less butter for the crumble it turned out tasting amazing. The thing about baking is it brings me closer to my grandma who instilled the love of baking in me. I even worked in a bakery when I first started college. 

Banana Bread

Banana Bread with Crumble topping on a cutting board _sliced banana bread_© 2014 Theresa Huse _© 2014 DearCreatives.com

Sometimes I dream if I could do anything in the world I’d open a little coffee shop with hand-baked goods, changing on a whim. With my artwork hanging in the cafe. Then reality hits, that would be so much work! Not that that’s a bad thing at all. Just as I get older I have already spent years working jobs with crazy long hours, starting at 3: 30 am. But, who knows never say never. Right?! 

What I love about banana bread is it is one of those sweetbreads that my grandma would make all the time. Probably because bananas are so economical. Or was it because it’s the one healthy thing in the bread besides nuts that makes you justify every single last bite. 

Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

Banana Bread a knife on a cutting board with a slice of banana bread on a plate with butter_banana bread_© 2014 Theresa Huse_ DearCreatives.com

Oh, she didn’t stop there though. She was old school and butter always made things better. Cut a slice of warm banana bread and spread that butter ever so gently over the top.

Banana Bread on a plate close up with a butter knife and butter_ slices of banana bread with butter_© 2014Theresa Huse DearCreatives.com

Watch it start to melt, take it in your hands and savor a bite. Or two or…..Well, you get the picture. I love putting my fresh loaf on the counter for everyone to just come grab a slice. I can’t help but, share. My hips thank me. 

Banana bread on a cutting board and banana bread on a plate in the background_2_ banana bread_ © 2014 Theresa Huse_DearCreatives.com

I don’t think you can consider lifting the bread to your mouth a workout that is unless you are working out your chewing muscles. Anyway don’t think about it! Just make some sweet, deliciously moist banana bread with the extra crumble topping or skip the topping. And if you feel guilty take a walk, or jog…

When was the last time you baked some banana bread?

Yield: 1 loaf

Rustic Banana Bread with Crumble Topping

Banana Bread a knife on a cutting board with a slice of banana bread on a plate with butter_banana bread_© 2014 Theresa Huse_ DearCreatives.com

Easy to make banana bread with a crumb topping. This is a delicious quick bread that can be served warm or cool. Add a spread of butter or jam serve as a breakfast, brunch or snack with coffee or tea or your preferred beverage. Enjoy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • non-stick spray
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped nuts I use Pecans but you can also use walnuts or leave them


Measure dry ingredients together in a medium-size bowl

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda
  3. ½ tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp. cinnamon

Use a fork or whisk and mix the dry ingredients together. Set aside until you are ready to add it to the mixed wet ingredients.

Mix together in a large size bowl

  1. ½ cup softened butter
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 mashed bananas
  5. 2 tsp. vanilla

When completely mixed slowly add in flour mixture and stir completely. 

Prepare your baking bread pan by spraying with a non-stick spray or lightly wiping with vegetable oil then flour pan and shake out excess.
Next, pour the mixture into an already prepared baking pan.
Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Then add the crumb topping (recipe in notes) to the top of unbaked bread. 
Take a knife and drag it into the top but, not fully to allow crumb topping to go into slits.
Bake at 350* for 45 to 1 hr -1 5 min depending on oven and altitude.
Check often at 45 min. mark to ensure the top isn't getting too dark.
If your bread is browning quickly and raw in center tent with aluminum foil loosely to protect the top and continue to bake until a knife comes out clean. Be sure not to over bake!


Make a crumb topping

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons flour * You might want to play with this mixture it should be crumbly. I am giving you an estimate as I didn't really measure.  OR us this crumb topping recipe.
  • Recipe easily can be doubled and baked in two pans. If you rather use a white sugar recipe one of my favorite other recipes is this Joy of Cooking http://www.joyofbaking.com/breakfast/BananaBread.ht

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 428Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 77mgSodium 442mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 3gSugar 30gProtein 7g

Not all nutritional information is 100% accruate.

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  1. Oh this looks delicious! Banana bread is one of my favorites, we always keep overripe bananas stocked in the freezer so it’s so easy to make. Can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  2. Visiting from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I’m always looking for ways to liven up banana bread, a streusel topping sounds great. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!

  3. Theresa – it looks fantastic!! I’m not a breakfast girl, but I’m changing my habit with this delicious looking banana-bread 🙂

  4. That looks amazing! I was going to make some banana bread tonight so I may have to give your crumble a try! Yummy!! There is nothing better than nice warm banana bread with butter fresh from the oven! <3

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