Banana-Nut Streusel Bread
Banana bread is one of the most popular ways to use overripe bananas, which are softer and easier to mash than just-ripened bananas. Here’s a classic banana bread that stands out with its crunchy streusel-nut topping.
- 25 min.
- 45 min.
- 2 loaves (28 servings)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans with nonstick spray; set aside.
2. For streusel-nut topping, in a medium bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until about the size of small peas. Stir in walnuts; set aside.
3. In another medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
4. In a large bowl, combine bananas and 3/4 cup butter. Add granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, stirring to combine. Fold in nuts. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Sprinkle with streusel-nut topping.
5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool thoroughly before slicing.
Quick tip: You can freeze overripe unpeeled bananas in a resealable freezer bag until you’re ready to use them for this bread. Thaw all the bananas at once in the microwave on high until they are soft and have released liquid, about 5 minutes.