Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Banana Crumb Bread

What is it about the crumb topping on any kind of cake or bread that makes you want to pick it off and eat it? Apparently someone else in my house fells the same way because I woke up this morning and found a quarter of the bread that way! I guarantee it was one of the boys. Just saying.....sorry boys but you know you did it! I have been trying to get into baking a tad more to give you guys some more yummy baked treats. I just love banana bread. Banana bread tastes even better with crumbs on top. As I said a few sentences back. 

See the crumbs? They are tempting aren't they! I have finally found the correct way to make them and this is it in this recipe. They are pretty similar to those famous ones that come on the cakes in the white and blue box. The bread is a perfectly dense and not to sweet, Just the way I like it!


For The Bread:
1 egg

1 cup sugar

1 stick unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt

3 overripe bananas, mashed

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup all purpose flour

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt


In a large bowl of a mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, sour cream, and bananas. 

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet until all the flour is incorporated. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and pour in the batter.

Make the crumb topping by combining the powdered sugar, flour, cinnamon salt and melted butter. Using your hands, crumble the mixture over the batter in the pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool shower with powdered sugar slice and serve.



  1. The crumbs seal the deal for me, this looks incredible!!

  2. Hi Rina! Great recipe. I can't wait to try it. I'm following you via Bloglovin'.

  3. Banana bread look moist and delicious. . Yum! The crumbs on top looks and sounds incredible. . Love it! :)

  4. This looks fantastic, Rina! I'm a big fan of banana bread and I'm pretty sure I've never seen one as beautiful as this. So moist looking and the crumb topping is the best! Thanks for a great recipe. Visiting from Miz Helen's party this morning. Have a great day :)

  5. I'm so glad to have connected through Tasty Kitchen! Your site is beautiful. This bread looks fantastic! I love all banana breads and that topping puts this over the top!!! I will be trying out this recipe for sure. :)

  6. Oh my goodness just look at that fabulous crumb topping on your delicious Banana Bread. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  7. Stopping by from Share your Stuff. Your bread looks amazing. This is one of the things I miss most after needing to go gluten free. I have not tried recipes substituting with my gf flour yet, but I will with the cooler weather coming. This is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing it. Blessings

  8. Visiting from Totally Talented Tuesday. This bread looks so good! Love that crumb topping. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

  9. Wow! Your crumb topping ramps up banana bread to a new level. I love the idea of using sour cream or yogurt - the bread looks so tender and moist. My children will love this one, I am sure (maybe I can hide it so they don't pick off the topping!) Pinning.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!

  10. Rina...I have friends bringing me ripe bananas just so I would make this for them! I'd say this recipe is in my top 5 for baked goods because it's so delicious and everyone loves it. Thank you!