Banana Cinnamon Crumb Cake

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This Banana Cinnamon Crumb Cake has become a new favorite around here.  It is super moist and that crumb topping just takes it to a whole new level of delicious!  I think I could sit down and eat the whole pan by myself.  This makes a great breakfast cake, but it’s good for dessert any time too.  It is a great way to use up those bananas that you have sitting around getting a little too ripe. I always bake with bananas that are VERY ripe so that the banana flavor really comes through.  I know you won’t be disappointed if you try these!

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Banana Cinnamon Crumb Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1½ cup mashed ripe bananas (3-4 bananas)
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
  • ⅙ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Crumb Topping
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. (Use 350 degrees for a glass pan).
  2. Cream together the sugar, sour cream, egg and softened butter.
  3. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
  4. Add flour, salt and baking soda. Mix well.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon sugar mixture. Set aside.
  6. Pour half of the batter into a greased 9x13 pan and spread evenly.
  7. Now sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture all over the batter.
  8. Add remaining batter to the pan and spread evenly.
  9. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon ingredients.
  10. Cut in the butter until the mixture is the consistency of coarse cornmeal.
  11. Sprinkle the topping over your cake.
  12. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees (or 350 for glass pan) for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. All cake to cool before serving. Enjoy!
Notes
*If you really like a good crumb topping, I would double the ingredients. As written, it makes a very light topping.

 

Fudge Mint Milkshake

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My middle son’s favorite treat is a milkshake.  These fudge mint milkshakes have become one of his new favorites.  They are so easy to make too.  They are a great way to use up all of those Thin Mint cookies that you purchased from the Girl Scouts this year.  Or if it isn’t Girl Scout cookie season, just pick up some Keebler Grasshopper cookies during your next trip to the grocery store. Either way, they make a great milkshake!

Fudge Mint Milkshake
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1½ cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 10 thin mint or grasshopper cookies
  • Whipped Cream
Instructions
  1. In a blender, mix together chocolate and vanilla ice cream, milk, and the thin mint cookies. Blend until ice cream is smooth and cookies are finely crushed.
  2. Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream.
  3. Garnish with a cookie, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Bread

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Here I go again with another cinnamon sugar recipe.  We recently made this and fell in love with it.  I have already made it a few times.  It takes very similar to a favorite Cinnamon Crumb Cake that we used to buy from a favorite bakery.  Yum!!!

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Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Bread
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs, beaten
For the Cinnamon Swirl
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
For the Crumb Topping
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Powered sugar (for dusting)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9x5x3 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large size mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugars, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add the oil and mix until you see small lumps beginning to form. Next add in the sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Mix just until batter forms. Make sure you don't over mix! The batter will be lumpy.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the Cinnamon Swirl ingredients.
  6. In another small bowl, mix together the Crumble topping.
  7. Pour ⅓ of the batter into your loaf pan. Spread evenly. Sprinkle ½ of the cinnamon swirl mixture on top.
  8. Pour another ⅓ of the batter over the cinnamon swirl layer. Spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon swirl mixture over the top.
  9. Pour the remaining batter on top and spread evenly. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the top of the bread.
  10. Bake for 60-70 minutes until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  11. Lightly dust the top with powdered sugar (optional).

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky.