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Banana Nut Bread With Spiced Streusel Topping-Day 6 Of 7 Days of Holiday Cookies

Banana Bread With Spiced Streusel Topping

Banana Bread With Spiced Streusel Topping

I love sending mini loaves in my box of Holiday treats. This is Martha Stewarts great recipe for banana bread, its moist and delicious and is the base recipe I use for all my loaf breads, subbing other types of fruit for the bananas. To jazz it up I added a spiced streusel topping, I love the spiced topping on this bread!
Makes 1 standard size loaf or 3 mini loaves
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 heaping cup mashed very ripe bananas (the recipe calls for 1 cup, I pile it high)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup ¬†tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup +2 tbs packed light-brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 ¬†teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature

Make the streusel topping

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon,cardamom,ginger and salt; cut in butter using a pastry blender or your hands until it forms large moist clumps.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and beat to incorporate.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine. Stir in nuts, and pour into prepared pan, top with a layer of the streusel topping.
  3. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.