Banana Coffee Cake Bread


It is a SNOW DAY!

It is a snow day for both my husband and myself. And that is rare.

We are hunkered down in our cozy house. The puppies are thrilled, they love the snow. And I get a bonus day home with my family. Needless to say I am a happy camper.

And what better to do on a snow day but make something yummy!

After cooking my snow-shoveling husband a hot breakfast, I looked into our fruit basket to find four bananas. Four bananas teetering the edge of overripe. These are my favorite kind of bananas, because they aren’t going to be cut up in my oatmeal, but instead turned into a delicious treat!

This recipe, is simple and delicious. With a crumb topping, and the addition of a little sour cream (yes, thats right I said sour cream!), this banana bread truly feels like a coffee cake. I love when you can combine two favorites to make a new one!

I hope everyone in snowy Connecticut is safe and warm. Enjoy the banana coffee cake bread and the pure joy of a snow day!

Ingredients

Bread

1.3-4 overly ripe bananas

2.2 tbsp of brown sugar

3. 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla

4. 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

5. 1/2 cup of softened butter

6. 1 cup of sugar

7. 2 eggs

8. 1 tsp of baking soda

9. 2 tbsp of sour cream

Crumb Topping

1.1 tsp of cinnamon

2. 1 cup of flour

3. 1 cup of brown sugar

4. 6 tbsp of butter

Glaze

1.1 cup of powdered sugar

2. 1 tsp of vanilla

3. 1-2 tbsp of milk

Recipe

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with the back of a fork.

3. Add brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to the bowl and combine.

4. With a hand mixer cream together, butter, and egg with the banana mixture.

5. Once that is combined, add in the flour and baking soda slowly.

6. Once the flour has been completely combined, add the sour cream to the batter.

7. Pour the batter into 2 greased loaf pans.

8. In a separate bowl, combine butter, flour, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

9. Using your hands, combine the mixture to form coarse crumbs.

10. Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the batter in both pans.

11. Bake for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

12. Once the bread has cooled, in a bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk to create a glaze.

13. Drizzle the glaze over the two loaves of bread.

Feel free to add pecans or walnuts to your crumb topping for an extra crunch!