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.

 

Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread

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Okay my friends, if you haven’t made any recipes off of this blog yet you HAVE to make this cinnamon sugar banana bread. Like NOW.  Go ahead.  I will be here when you get back so you can tell me how awesome it is.  Seriously. This bread is one of our absolute favorite things that we ever make.  I know the recipe by heart because I have made it so many times already.

The recipe is really easy and comes out perfect every time. We all know about my love affair with cinnamon so it’s not surprising that it’s my favorite.

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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¼ c. light brown sugar
  • ½ c. white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • ½ c. white wheat flour
  • 1 c. bread flour
  • FOR THE SWIRL:
  • ¼ c. white sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350•. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla.
  3. Put the baking soda and salt on top of the banana mixture.
  4. Gently stir in the flour. Do not over mix!
  5. In a small dish, mix the ¼ c. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon.
  6. Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Then sprinkle half of the sugar & cinnamon mixture all over the batter.
  7. Add the rest of the batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon/sugar on top.
  8. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Watch carefully and don't over bake.

Recipe adapted from here.

Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie

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I am starting a new series of posts that are going to be our summertime favorites.  You can see some of our favorites that I have posted in the past if you scroll down on the sidebar to the right ===>.  I am going to start off today sharing what is probably my favorite smoothie – the Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie.  It is so easy to make and tastes delicious!  Of course, if you don’t like one of the fruits, just substitute for another favorite of yours.  It’s very versatile!

Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 6 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Combine, strawberries, banana, coconut flakes, almond milk and honey in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Add in the 6 ice cubes and process until smooth.
  3. Pour into a 12-16 oz. glass and enjoy!!
Notes
**If you use fresh strawberries rather than frozen, just increase your ice amount until you get the consistency that you desire.

If you aren't a fan of almond milk, feel free to substitute with a milk of your choice.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!  🙂