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Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Up your quickbread game with this recipe for extra-moist Banana Bread with Streusel Topping! I’ve included measurements in the recipe for popular add-ins, such as nuts, chocolate chips or shredded coconut. Add one, add none or add them all!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients  

For the bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe, darkly speckled large bananas, mashed well (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips or shredded coconut (optional)

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, slightly softened and cut into pieces

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment then grease the parchment with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Mix mashed bananas, buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  • Lightly fold banana mixture into dry ingredients with rubber spatula just until combined and batter looks thick and chunky. Stir in any desired add-ins.
  • Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Prepare the streusel topping by combining all ingredients in a bowl and using a fork to cut the butter evenly into the dry ingredients.
  • Sprinkle the streusel topping over the unbaked loaf.
  • Bake the bread for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer it to a cooling rack to continue cooling. Slice and serve.

Kelly's Notes:

  • Extra-ripe bananas are the key to the most moist, flavorful banana bread. Don't be afraid to let bananas turn completely brown before using them for banana bread.
  • If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can make a quick version using whole milk and lemon juice or white vinegar. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to a liquid measuring cup, and then pour in the milk until it reaches the 1-cup mark. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then use 1/4 cup for this recipe and save the rest for another use.
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