in my humble opinion, for breakfast or brunch you really can’t beat a good coffee cake. i grew up going to a summer camp that served the most amazing coffee cake every sunday. ever since i have been in love with and searching for the perfect coffee cake.
recently, i had a random thought that coffee cake with bananas would be THE most perfect thing that day. so i scoured a few places to find a little assistance, and LO i have created a glorious coffee cake WITH bananas (the crowd wildly cheers).
i tested it out on one of my besties and her little one, totaling 2 big kids and 2 toddlers who loved it. victory.
banana oatmeal coffee cake with cinnamon streusel
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup oats
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup buttermilk (or see this tip for making your own in a pinch)
for the streusel:
4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cups flour
1. preheat the oven to 375.
2. to make the coffee cake: in a large bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. add in the eggs & vanilla. beat in the mashed bananas, flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and sour milk. pour into a greased 10 inch square pan or pie dish.
3. to make the streusel: in a medium-sized bowl, combine 4 tbsp butter, both sugars, cinnamon, and salt with a large fork. then add in the flour and mix with your fingers until crumbly.
4. top the cake with the streusel topping and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.