Warm, Fresh Banana Bread with Streusel

I have a weakness for this bread. A true weakness. Every time I travel to Kenya or anywhere where they produce fresh bananas by the lot, I jump straight for the banana-bread bundles and can’t get enough of the stuff. It’s just so delicious, fresh and, ever since I was a kid, can never get enough of it.

It’s also not particularly difficult to make at all – and be warned, when sitting inside your cake pan across from you on the coffee table, it’s ever-so-tempting and inviting to nibble on a piece here and there…


1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup white sugar

3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas, about 3 medium bananas

1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda


Streusel Topping:

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 butter, cold

1/4 finely chopped nuts

1/4 brown sugar


First, mix all the dry ingredients: the sugars, flour, salt and baking soda. In separate bowl beat the eggs and sugar together. Once all is mixed, combine and add the softened bananas. Finally, fold in the nuts. (You don’t want to over-mix the bananas, so you’re left with nice chunks in the bread). It’s as easy as that ! Mix the streusel together in a separate bowl until crumbly and sprinkle all over on top. Bake until golden brown – although, be warned the streusel tends to cook faster and burn, if it gets dark faster than the bread is cooking, cover with aluminum foil until cooked.

That’s it ! I love baking bread… next, I want to try and whisk together fresh home-made crackers…


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Recipe, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens


About sarahskitchenblog

A newly-wed looking to perfect the art of a full-time job, an array of social committments, and a daily home-made (and sometimes healthy) meal.
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2 Responses to Warm, Fresh Banana Bread with Streusel

  1. Hussah says:

    Did you know that a banana is actually a berry? I found out this fact yesterday. Thought you would find it interesting.

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