I’ve really need to QUIT buying large bundles of bananas.
This is why!
My usual routine:
Buy groceries – bananas included.
Load them in Escalade.
Shut back door.
Open back door . . . grab a green banana.
(Not so green that it won’t peel!)
Eat banana while heading home.
Unload groceries – put groceries away.
Look at bananas . . . sigh . . . moan . . . pull faces.
Bananas already morphed to yellow!
CINNAMON SUGAR CRUMBLE BANANA BREAD
Adapted from Bon Appétit
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 3 large bananas
2 large eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup honey
¼ cup water
2/3 cup nuts (optional but walnuts or pecans are good)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 ½ Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the banana, eggs, oil, honey, and water. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir well. (If you are adding nuts, add nuts as a final step). Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients. Sprinkle them evenly over the batter.
Bake the bread until a tester inserted into its center comes out clean, about 1 hour, give or take a little. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Then carefully remove the bread from the pan, taking care not to dislodge the topping. Cool completely before slicing.
- 2 T cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 2 T flour
- 2 T brown sugar
- 1 T granulated white sugar
NOTE: If you are using the Alternate Crumble topping, this is what I did.Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit just the bottom of a large loaf pan, or use 2 small loaf pans. Spray with Pam or other release type spray. Transfer the batter to the pan, and place in preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for 5 minutes and then add the crumble to the top of the loaf. I pressed the crumble very firmly in the palm of my hand, then left it in pea size chunks when adding to the top of the batter. Continue baking until bread is done.I added the crumble after 5 minutes of baking time, because I didn’t want the crumble to sink into the bread. If you don’t care about losing some of the crumble to the inside……go ahead and put the crumble on before baking.