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 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
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.