Monday, June 1, 2009

Gourmet Monday

Yes it's the mushy banana's that make great banana nut bread. I have made a lot of banana nut bread but never quite like this recipe. Cinnamon crumble on top what a change. I was having such a hard time reading the recipe, we had just finished watching Seven Pounds and my eyes were so puffy couldn't see the recipe. Skeptical Mike was helping waiting to go on our 11PM bike ride. The crumb topping after cooked almost presents a coffee flavor. The bread was extra moist. The next time I make this recipe I will add nuts to the bread and the top. I found this recipe in Bon Appetit Magazine September 2008.

Cinnamon Crumble Topping Banana Bread

11/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
2 large eggs
1/2 vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
21/2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour 9x5x3 - inch metal baking pan. Whisk 11/2 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Whisk next 5 ingredients in large bowl until smooth. Add dry ingredients; stir to blend. Transfer batter to pan. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and brown sugar; sprinkle over batter.
Bake bread until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool bread in pan 30 minutes. Turn pan on it side; slide out bread, being careful not to dislodge topping. Turn bread right side up and cool completely.


Mary said...

The crumb topping takes banana bread to a whole different level. This looks wonderful, Lynette.

betty r said...

What a wonderful recipe Lynette..I love the crumb topping.
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Rosemary said...

Beautiful! What a delicious recipe
my softball team meeting is this week and I have to bring a dish this is perfect!

Thanks you for sharing this wonderful recipe:)

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Lynda said...

I love the idea of crumble topping on banana bread,especially with cinnamon! This sounds wonderful, Nett! Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

I am loving the cinnamon crumble topping - yum!

Ginger said...


I just got back from running and I would really like a big slice of your banana bread. It really does look delicious! How was the bike ride?


Debbie said...

I am crazy about banana bread and I'm always looking for a new recipe! I remember seeing this in Bon Appetit but completely forgot about it!!! Thanks for posting. I will want to try this. Love the idea of cinnamon on top!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This sounds great and I like the idea of the cinnamon topping.

Anonymous said...

I just bought some disposable mini bread loaves for no particular reason...until now!

I love the topping idea, it sounds wonderful.

Katy ~ said...

I'm on a honey kick so that's what caught my eye. It sounds so different and delicious. I must add this to my to-do list. YUM!

teresa said...

I love the topping, we love banana bread at our house, delish!

Sara said...

This sounds like a really fun and unique way to eat banana bread!

Maria said...

Love the topping on this bread!

Donna-FFW said...

Bananas on our brains, I have a banana post up today too.. and believe it or not, I have this recipe clipped from the very same magazine, just havent done it yet. Looks delicious!!