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Banana Coffee Cake Recipe

Banana Bread Coffee Cake - this EASY coffee cake recipe is full of banana bread flavor with a nutty streusel on top! It's everyone's favorite breakfast or brunch recipe!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, coffee cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 178kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


Coffee Cake:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown butter (see step 2)
  • 2 overripe bananas mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup browned butter (see step 2)
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9” square pan or a 10” pie plate with cooking spray.
  • Add 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) of unsalted butter to a small frying pan. Cook over low heat, stirring until it browns. It will foam up, then turn brown. Keep stirring the entire time. Once it turns brown the foam will diminish and the butter will become golden. Remove from heat. You are using this butter for both the cake and streusel.
  • Mix sugar, 1/4 cup of the browned butter, and egg in a large bowl. Stir in baking powder and salt, then stir in mashed bananas. Whisk in flour and milk stir until just combined. Pour in prepared pan.
  • Make the crumb topping: stir together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and remaining 1/4 cup browned butter, and nuts, if using. I like to stir them together with a fork.
  • Top cake with the streusel. Bake time will depend on pan, but it will take anywhere from 30-40 minutes. My thin pie plates and 9-inch pans take about 30 minutes, but the thick pan used in the photos took 40.
  • Cool slightly before serving.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg