Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Banana, walnuts, cinnamon... this Banana Coffee Cake is flavorful and delicious!

If you like Banana Bread and you like Coffee Cake… then you’ll surely LOVE this Banana Bread Coffee Cake!

Of course when you combine bananas, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon… you know it’s going to be delicious!

I shared a few slices of this with my girl’s teachers and let’s just say I saw lots of good grades coming home this week! =)

Ok, I’m kidding a little… I did share some with their teachers and they did say they loved it, but I’m pretty sure any good grades were earned.

I will say it wasn’t only out of generosity that I shared some of this cake… it was because I needed to get it out of the house before I ate it all!  =)

This moist and flavorful cake is perfect for a special breakfast or brunch, but is equally delicious any time of day!

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Two favorites in one, Banana Bread & Coffee Cake!

I created this recipe in partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market and California Walnuts.

I fall more in love with Sprouts every time I visit (which is usually a couple times a week)!

I always find something new to try, and so many quality baking staples.  I generally start in the bulk bin section… my girls start there too and they know I generally let them pick out one bulk bin snack of their choice.  So while I stock up on my favorites, like these California Walnuts, my girls select a trail mix or snack or their choice.

I love baking with walnuts because the added texture and flavor really adds another dimension to baked goods!

And when I know that walnuts are packed with heart healthy Omega 3’s and that researchers have learned that walnuts may play a role in not only heart health but also brain health, weight management and more, there are just so many reasons to add delicious walnuts to my recipes!

Some of my own aunts and uncles are California walnut farmers… so I guess you could say my whole family is nuts for walnuts!  =)

Banana Bread Coffee Cake Recipe

A little note about the bananas shown above… these are what I used because I didn’t want to wait on them to ripen a bit more.  Feel free to use bananas that have even more brown on them for even richer banana flavor.

Also, just so we’re clear (in case maybe you’re outside the U.S.), the term “coffee cake” simply refers to a vanilla cake that generally has a cinnamon sugar topping and is delicious to enjoy with coffee (or tea, or anything).  The cake does not contain any coffee.  =)

But this cake does contain all kinds of delicious things like banana, walnuts, cinnamon and sugar…. and I know this Banana Bread Coffee Cake will be made in my kitchen again very soon!

Moist and delicious Banana Coffee Cake Recipe

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Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Yield: 1 - 9"x13" pan (about 24 slices)

Two breakfast favorites in one... Banana Bread and Coffee Cake. This cake is moist, flavorful and delicious! A fun twist on coffee cake!

Ingredients:

Crumb filling and topping-

  • ¾ cup butter, cold
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (I used Spouts brand)
  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts (I used California Walnuts, available at Sprouts)

Cake-

  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla (I used Sprouts brand)
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream

Directions:

Prepare crumb filling/topping-

  1. Cut cold butter into small cubes and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl add brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Then add chopped butter and use a pastry blender or a fork to combine all ingredients until coarse crumbs form.  Add chopped walnuts and stir to combine.  Set aside crumb mixture while you prepare the cake batter.

Prepare cake batter-

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly butter, then dust with flour a 9”x13” baking dish (or spray with cooking spray).
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl (or the bowl of an electric mixer), beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and continue to blend.  Add very ripe bananas and blend until well combined.
  5. While mixing, add eggs, then vanilla, milk and sour cream.
  6. Add flour mixer and stir until just combined.
  7. Pour ½ of the cake batter into the prepared pan, and then add a layer of the crumb topping (using a bit less than half of the crumb topping).
  8. Pour the additional cake batter on top (using an offset spatula to spread as needed), then top with the remaining crumb topping.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes.

Recipe source- Glorious Treats

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Two delicious treats in one... Banana Bread and Coffee Cake!

Happy baking!

Disclosure – I created this recipe in partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market.  Partnering with brands I love allows me to provide you with high quality content at no cost to you.  I only work with brands I use and love.  All images, text and opinions are my own.

13 comments

  1. This is the most beautiful mashup (hehe, get it? mashed banana) I’ve ever seen for breakfast. Love it!

  2. This looks so good and glad to see a recipe for banana coffee cake..

  3. Yum! Might add mini chocolate​ chips to this instead of walnuts, since we have a nut allergy here!

    • OOh, I was so close to adding chocolate chips to this too! I might do it next time! I think it’s a great idea!

  4. Mmmmmmm . . . . another hit!  I’m going to have to bookmark this one to make real soon!  You’re the best, Glory! ! ! 

  5. I just took this out of the oven. All my crumble sunk into the cake. None on top at all. Can
    t imagine what happened.

    • I just cut it and all of the crumble is on the bottom. Can’t imagine what happened.

    • Hi Charlotte,
      So glad you gave my recipe a try, but sorry to hear you had some trouble! Of course without being with you in the kitchen, it’s really hard to suggest what might have been done differently. When I made this, the cake batter portion was quite thick, so there is really no way the crumble would have sank into mine. Was the cake batter pretty thick when you poured it or spread it into the pan? Did you use room temperature butter (not melted butter) in the cake batter? Also, I wonder if you used non-fat milk or non-fat sour cream if that might have thinned the batter enough that the topping would have sank?
      Sorry yours didn’t turn out quite like mine, but I hope it was still tasty.

  6. I just found you thru Barefeet in the kitchen. Love the idea of banana bread coffee cake.
    When I make it, I will let you know how it turned out. Thanks

  7. Oooh this looks wonderful! I just made regular old banana nut bread last night and now I wish I would’ve seen this first! Will have to try it soon!
    Love you!

    ~Cecilia

  8. This cake looks so nice and moist and delicious!

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