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


Banana Bread Coffee Cake Recipe

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

Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Two breakfast favorites in one... Banana Bread and Coffee Cake. This cake is moist, flavorful and delicious! A fun twist on coffee cake!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 224 kcal


Crumb filling and topping

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


  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon 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


Prepare crumb filling/topping

  • Cut cold butter into small cubes and set aside.
  • 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

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly butter, then dust with flour a 9”x13” baking dish (or spray with cooking spray).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • While mixing, add eggs, then vanilla, milk and sour cream.
  • Add flour mixer and stir until just combined.
  • 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).
  • Pour the additional cake batter on top (using an offset spatula to spread as needed), then top with the remaining crumb topping.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes.


Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 77IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana bread, banana bread coffee cake, coffee cake
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Two delicious treats in one... Banana Bread and Coffee Cake!


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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.



  1. I’ve made this so many times but every time I make the crumb part it gets mushed instead of being course. 2 times I’ve got the crumb part right but I’m not sure why the majority comes out. Is it the butter coming to room temperature? Should I leave it in the fridge so it stays cold? Do you have tips on doing the crumb part with a fork(I don’t have a pastry blender) other than that I still love this recipe!

    • Leslie, 

      Your best bet for the streusel is to mash the ingredients together until you create a “cookie dough” consistency, then stick it in the freezer until you are ready to use it. At that point, simply crumble the frozen mix to your desired size, and sprinkle it on. 🙂    

  2. Another recipe I’m dying to try.

  3. It is the most delicious banana coffee bread Ever!! It was a hit in my family and friends.  Very moist and loaded with banana flavor.   I’m keeping this recipe forever!! Very thankful for the recipe!

  4. Where does the coffee come into the recipe? I don’t see coffee as an ingredient.

    • “Coffee cake” is a term that has been used for decades. It is similar to the English using the term “biscuits” for cookies at tea time. In the USA and other countries we call coffee cake as a term to use when you are having a little dessert with a cup of coffee or tea. 

  5. This was a fabulous recipe ,my family love it

  6. Just made this for Mother’s Day and came out perfect. I had 4 medium bananas and was perfect. It’s so moist and the topping perfectly crunch. All the Mom’s will love this for brunch with fruit.
    Thank you for this special treat. I know this will be a favorite go to!

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