Oct 27, 2011

Banana Coffee Cake

There can't be a thing wrong with coffee cake throw in a banana or two and you have a GREAT coffee cake. I found this recipe in a book A Sheetcake Named Desire by Jacklyn Brady. I tweaked it a bit to suit my own tastes, and I hope you love the results as much as we do!

2/3 c packed brown sugar
2/3 c walnuts or pecans (optional)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 c butter, softened
3/4 c granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 c ripe banana, mashed
2 Tbsp greek yogurt (can use sour cream)
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8x2 pan ( I used a long loaf tin).
In a small bowl combine brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Set aside.
In a large bowl beat butter, sugar and egg until fluffy. Add bananas, sour cream, and milk. Mix well. Beat in dry ingredients until just blended.
Spread half the batter in your pan, cover with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Carefully spread the remaining batter over the cinnamon sugar. Top with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, between 40 and 50 minutes. Cool in pan. Can be served warm or room temperature. Can also be frozen.

Banana Coffee Cake
Brown sugar.
Banana Coffee Cake
Add in your cinnamon and nuts if using. Set aside.
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Cream together butter, sugar, and egg.
Banana Coffee Cake
Add mashed bananas, greek yogurt, milk, and vanilla.
Banana Coffee Cake
Mmmmm banana....
Banana Coffee Cake
Add in the dry ingredients.
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Mix until smooth.
Banana Coffee Cake
Add just over half the batter to your greased pan.
Banana Coffee Cake
Cover with half the cinnamon sugar.
Banana Coffee Cake
I added some butterscotch chips to the top on my cake. You can omit these, or use chocolate.
Banana Coffee Cake
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
Banana Coffee cake
Banana Coffee Cake



turtlechick12 said...

That looks insanely good! I can not wait to try this!

Me said...

Thank you! It IS insanely good! lol. :) It's like banana bread on steroids!