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Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

This Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread is so moist and full of flavor! This recipe is simple and uses everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 1 Loaf

Ingredients
  

For the Banana Bread

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Stick Butter, Room Temperature
  • ¾ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Room Temperature
  • Cup Sour Cream
  • Cups Ripe Bananas, Mashed (About 3-4 Bananas) (Be sure to measure the bananas so you don't have too much)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

For the Cinnamon Crunch Topping

  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Stick Cold Butter, Cubed, start with a half stick then gradually add more butter if needed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a standard 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside. You can line the pan with parchment paper if you'd like for easy removal, however it's optional.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together.
  • In another bowl, with a hand mixer using the paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar together on medium-high speed until smooth.
  • On medium speed, add the eggs one at a time, continue beating after each has been added. Add in the sour cream, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract on medium speed until combined. 
  • Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on low speed until there are no remaining flour pockets. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf baking pan. Whisk the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon together then cut in the cold butter with a fork until crumbles form. Sprinkle on top of the batter. *See note regarding extra crumble
  • Bake for 50-60 ish minutes. You can create an aluminum foil tent on top of the loaf pan and loosely cover half way through to help prevent the top from getting too brown. 
  • When a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, the bread is done. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • Note that there may be extra crumble topping remaining so you can feel free to add or discard once you cover the top of the batter. 
  • Also keep in mind that when making crumble you should not use your hands because the heat from your hands will warm the butter. Using room-temperature or melted butter will cause the topping to spread out and flatten when it bakes which will overflow.
  • If you decide to cover the top loosely with aluminum foil half way through, please keep in mind that you must LOOSELY cover, not completely cover. Create a tent on top of the loaf pan.