Banana Bread with Crumble Topping

gwen stefani taught me how to spell banana


 

(i mean me & anyone who’s old enough to remember a walkman and young enough to quote a walk to remember)

but enough reminiscing on the days of jelly sandals and hit-clips

                you’re here for the good stuff

but let me just say…

this shit is bananas

b – a – n – a – n – a – s

 


 

some baked creations come by requests for friends’ birthdays, others from scouring pinterest & of course the run of the mill

“hi im avoiding my problems and my to-do list so who wants leavened bread??”

but then there are the days when you see the surplus of bananas your boyfriend bought getting riper and riper by the day as he vastly overshot his weekly consumption of phallic fruit

so this was born more out of necessity…or at least that’s what i’m telling myself


this banana bread would be still be wonderful plain & simple

…but tell me young grasshopper when was the last time somebody said:

“wow this baked good is amazing- but you know what? the streusel was unnecessary”

 

answer:

 

nobody.

ever.

 


 

 


 

BANANA BREAD WITH STREUSEL CRUMBLE TOPPING

Banana Bread with Crumble Topping
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Serves: 1, 9 x 5 loaf
 
Ingredients
  • ****for the loaf****
  • ¼ pound butter
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temp
  • 2 ⅓ cups or about 5 very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ****for the crumble****
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces
Instructions
  1. pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. grease or spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan & set aside
  3. using an electric mixer or a stand mixer, cream your butter until it's pale and smooth.
  4. with mixer on low, add in the sugar, turn it up to med-high and cream together for another 2-3 minutes until light in color.
  5. add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating between
  6. gently mix in bananas until few lumps remain
  7. sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, & slowly add to wet mixture until just combined.
  8. pour into your pan & move onto the crumble topping
  9. using a food processor, pastry cutter, or just your hands, combine dry ingredients first, then add with cold butter until crumbs form
  10. sprinkle crumble over batter
  11. bake for about 65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  12. let it cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes, before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely
 


happy eating

 

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