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Banana Bread with Streusel

I stare at four ripe bananas in our table and all I could think of is Banana Bread.

My go to recipe for banana bread is from Simple Recipes which you can find here and my Daddy Nonong’s favorite (he can eat a whole loaf in one day). Every time they came home from Majuro for a vacation he would ask me to bake him some.

Banana Streusel Bread

As much as I adore my usual banana bread I wanted to try something new, add something to spice it up, to make it more interesting to my V (who insists on smothering nutella to his slice).

A day has passed and in the table staring at me, 4 ripe bananas patiently waiting for me to turn them into something yummy.

While nursing Chloe I googled “80breakfasts banana bread” because I remembered reading a post on banana bread. By the way 80breakfast is one of my favorite food blog! Her recipes never failed me and her posts would lead me to new exciting blogs as well. In her banana bread post she described this streusel as high on deliciousness. I just have to add it to my bread as well.

The looney in me didn’t make use of my go to recipe nor did I use Jo’s recipe, I did another search which led me to JoyOfBaking‘s Banana Streusel Bread recipe. The recipe asked for 2 bananas but I had four, asked for walnuts I only have cashew and lastly I don’t have sour cream.

Not having the ingredients the recipe asked didn’t stop me and my lonely bananas. I doubled the recipe and replaced the those that I didn’t have.

The addition of streusel definitely made my usual banana bread happier. I love the added sweetness and crunch.

Banana Nut Streusel

Original recipe from JoyofBaking


4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup Cashew Nuts, chopped
4 large Bananas, mashed
4 eggs lightly beaten
3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
1/2 cup Full Cream Milk
1 tbsp Vanilla extract

Streusel Ingredients

1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Butter, softened
2/3 cup Cashew nuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 220C

Bread Procedure:

You will need two bowls for the dry and wet mixture

Mix all dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cashew nuts.

On a separate bowl mix all wet ingredients: mashed bananas, eggs, butter, milk and vanilla extract.

Slowly fold in your wet mixture to the dry mixture just until it’s blended. Don’t over mix as this will lead to a dry bread.

Streusel Procedure:

Combine sugar and flour. With a fork or pastry blender, cut in the butter till it look like crumbs then mix in the nuts. Top this mixture on your bread before baking.
Bake Cupcakes/Muffins for 15-20 minutes & Bread for 40 minutes to an hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.



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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


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