Banana Streusel Bread

Banana Streusel Bread
This recipe has been waiting in the recipe box for a while.

A little longer than it probably should have because it is so good. SO GOOD!

Banana Streusel Bread
Confession: I made this and didn’t share with Ryan.

Well technically I feel off the hook because I made it gluten free so I would be able to eat it. And we kind of have this unspoken rule that if I make a baked good with gluten free flour it’s all mine.

Let’s give sympathy to the gluten free girl and let her eat the entire loaf of banana streusel bread.

Banana Streusel Bread
Just gaze at that streusel topping!

Brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped pecans – sounds like it’s own dessert!

Banana Streusel Bread
This is the type of recipe you have got to have on hand when you need something fancy to serve for breakfast, when guests are coming over, or when you have ripe bananas :-)

Banana Streusel Bread

Banana Streusel Bread

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: One 9x5 inch loaf


  • 1 & 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 really large or 5 smaller ones)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Streusel Topping
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan; set aside.
  3. Prepare the streusel: In small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Using your fingers, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped pecans, then set aside.
  4. Batter
  5. In large bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Pour the flour mixture into the banana mixture, and mix.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. Dump the streusel topping on top of the batter, slightly pressing it into the batter.
  9. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove it from the pan and cool completely.

Recipe adapted from NancyCreative.

Banana Streusel Bread

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53 Responses to “Banana Streusel Bread”

  1. Life, Love and Sugar — January 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    It looks so soft and moist, Beth! Yum! pinned :)

    • The First Year Blog — January 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you friend :-)

  2. A Tablespoon of Liz — January 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    This looks so good! I love banana bread of all kinds, and I bet the streusel topping makes it extra special. I’ll definitly have to keep my eye out for any of my bananas that are getting a little too ripe.

    • The First Year Blog — January 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Or speed up the browning process and put them in brown paper bag overnight!

  3. Kimmie — January 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    In a brown paper bag-fun tip!!

    • The First Year Blog — January 3, 2014 at 7:27 am

      Yeah! It should help speed up the process!

  4. Sunny Simple Life — January 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

    This is perfect for these cold winter days. Yum! I wish you would come by and share at the From the Farm Blog Hop.

    • The First Year Blog — January 3, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      I shared it there too!

  5. mozzarellis01 — January 4, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I almost gave up on making Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread. I had tried several different recipes that sounded really good, but was disappointed with how they turned out. They were okay, but not nearly as good as I thought they would be. I decided to make one more attempt. I searched again and found this recipe at Canadian Living. I’m not sure why this particular recipe caught my attention, because I’m usually drawn to recipes that have photos–and there wasn’t a photo shown with this one. But for some reason, I decided I needed to try this out, and I am so glad I did!

    • The First Year Blog — January 4, 2014 at 8:22 am

      I am glad we both found it! It really is delicious.

  6. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — January 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I have 3 bananas that are ready to be used for this awesome bread! YUM! Love the struesel topping on this one Beth! Pinning, and thanks for sharing at Show Stopper!

    • The First Year Blog — January 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Oh those bananas will be so happy in this bread! Enjoy!!

  7. Brooke @ Inside-Out Design — January 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I am so making this!! I love banana bread and since we never seem to finish our bananas before they get brown, I make it a lot. It sounds AMAZING to have a streusel topping on banana bread; I can’t wait to try it!!

    • The First Year Blog — January 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Haha, our bananas seem to go brown too Brooke!

  8. Megan - The Emotional Baker — January 5, 2014 at 7:45 am

    This looks amazing! I’ve added streusel to banana muffins, but never banana bread. What a great idea!

    • The First Year Blog — January 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Adding streusel to anything is a good idea :-) Thanks for coming by!

  9. Michelle — January 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    This looks so good. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    • The First Year Blog — January 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Have a great Sunday Michelle!

  10. Diane Marie Haller — January 5, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Beth, this looks delicious! So nice to have gluten free recipes around! I am pinning for later. Also, I am going to feature your recipe this week…I know our readers from Family Fun Friday would really enjoy it! Thank you for linking up!

    • The First Year Blog — January 5, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you so much Diane!

  11. Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner — January 5, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Beth, thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Marvelous Monday tonight… will be pinned to my MM board!

    • The First Year Blog — January 6, 2014 at 8:20 am

      :-) Thank you Deb!

  12. Angela — January 6, 2014 at 10:38 am

    this looks good enough to eat off the screen :) pinning!

    • The First Year Blog — January 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Haha I agree! Thanks for coming by Angela!

  13. Sarah — January 6, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Oh yummy! I love banana bread and that streusel topping makes this look even more yummy! :) I think I’ll have to try. I’m going to pin it for later! :)

    • The First Year Blog — January 6, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      It is definitely worth a try! Enjoy Sarah!

  14. Kelly — January 7, 2014 at 5:08 am

    This looks incredible Beth! Pinning :) Love banana bread and anything with a streusel topping gets my attention :)

    • The First Year Blog — January 7, 2014 at 7:32 am

      I am the same way! Have a great Tuesday Kelly!

  15. Nibbles By Nic — January 7, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Looks fantastic Beth!!! Thanks for sharing your delicious nibbles at WONDERFULLY CREATIVE WEDNESDAY!!!

    • The First Year Blog — January 8, 2014 at 7:15 am

      Thank YOU for hosting Nic!

  16. Yum, I love banana bread and I bet it only gets better when you add streusel! So glad you shared this at Creativity Unleashed, cuz I am definitely pinning this!

    • The First Year Blog — January 8, 2014 at 7:15 am

      Sounds like we all LOVE streusel!

  17. Melanie — January 8, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Yum! I came across your blog via pinterest and this looks amazing! I’m new to baking gluten free (my nephew just found out he’s allergic) and I want to make this. What do you recommend instead of all-purpose flour? I’ve tried a few different gluten free flours and have not been fully satisfied. Thanks! Also, do the measurements remain the same?

    • The First Year Blog — January 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Melanine! I use Andrea’s Gluten Free All Purpose Flour based in St. Louis and it is a one for one substitution. Pamela’s is a large brand which you could probably find in a store near you – but I think it’s important to try out different brands to see which you prefer. I hope you can find something that works!

  18. Love, love, love this and my hubby loves banana desserts!! :)

  19. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakesj — January 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    What a great way to use those ripe bananas, Beth! Pinned – Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays!

  20. Cindy Eikenberg — January 10, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Hi Beth – This bread looks so beautiful and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend! Pinned and I will be featuring it at tonight’s party! Hope you have a happy Friday and thanks again so much!

    • The First Year Blog — January 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Cindy, I appreciate you sharing this very much – thank you!

  21. Sarah Mueller — January 10, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Oh, how delicious your bread looks! Thanks for linking p at Family Fun Friday!

    • The First Year Blog — January 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Have a grand Saturday Sarah!

  22. Sumo — January 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious. I need to make some asap! I’ll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow.

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!

    • The First Year Blog — January 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you Sumo! :-)

  23. Sue Walker — January 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Just finished our loaf. It was great!! Thanks for the recipe.

    • The First Year Blog — January 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Hi Sue! So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting us know!

  24. Patti — June 27, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Stumbled and pinned. This looks amazing!


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