Banana Bread Coffee Cake

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Banana bread done coffee cake style.  Made in a bundt pan with a pecan crunch topping.  Perfect for brunch – or anytime you want a little extra something with your morning cuppa.  


Banana Bread Coffee CakeLast week it was time to make something with bananas.  I freeze them when they start to get too ripe, and every time I went to look for something in the kitchen freezer, they started falling out on me! I planned on making my Banana Bread.  It truly is the last banana bread recipe you will ever need.  It turns out perfect every single time.  But I wanted to switch it up a bit, and decided to do a coffee cake.

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I feel like this recipe really does lean more toward the texture of a bread than a cake.  So if light and fluffy is what you’re looking for, then this might not be it.  BUT – if you are like me, and you can’t pass up a slice of ‘nanner bread, then you need to give this one a whirl!


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Sidebar — if it’s a banana cake you are looking for, you cannot go wrong with my Banana Bread Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting! Holy YUM!! That frosting alone is worth the effort.  So darn good!!



Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Typically when I think nuts in banana bread, I think walnuts.  Not sure why?  I just think they go really well.  For this one though, I made the crumble out of pecans, and threw a few of them inside, too.  It worked out so good!



Banana Bread Coffee Cake

It gave the outside that bit of a “crust” to it.  The perfect amount of sweet and spicy crunch.  The inside though was perfectly moist and dense.  I hope that the next time you find yourself with a few ripe bananas you give it a try!!


I bake with bananas a LOT.  Did you know that anytime you are searching for a recipe here on my site, that you can just search an ingredient?  That’s right.  It doesn’t have to be precise, or the full recipe name.  Click the search bar and type anything.


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Before we get to today’s new recipe, here are a couple of other coffee cakes you may enjoy:


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FRESH RHUBARB CAKE This buttery cake made with fresh rhubarb and topped with a coconut cinnamon topping. Amazing flavor!


I also have some friends who make amazing recipes, and they shared their favorite coffee cakes with us today!

Ground Cherry Coffe Cofee Cake from PlatterTalkPeanut Butter Coffee Cake from Hostess at Heart and this Blackberry Coffee Cake with Streusel Filling from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish . Please pay them a visit and check out their delicious recipes!




Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Now what do you say we get to the Banana Bread coffee Cake recipe?  M.


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Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Banana bread done coffee cake style.  Made in a bundt pan with a pecan crunch topping.  Perfect for brunch - or anytime you want a little extra something with your morning cuppa.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Additional Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread Coffee Cake
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick unsalted butter 1/2 cup softened
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • For the topping:
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 heaping cup chopped pecans


  • Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare topping mixture by mixing three ingredients together. Set aside.
  • In your mixer cream your cream cheese until smooth, add in butter, continue to beat until creamy. Add in bananas, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon slowly until it's incorporated.
  • Fold in about half of the topping mixture and pour the remaining into the bundt pan, evenly distributing it.
  • Slowly pour batter over the topping, smooth it out.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Invert onto a plate. Serve warm or room temperature.


Recipe adapted from Genius Kitchen


Serving: 1g | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g


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  1. That banana bread looks amazing and I love a great nanner bread but have to admit that post was painful. There are so many darned amazing photos of food that I’m feeling depressed that I don’t have any bananas!

  2. My son always wants me to buy bananas and when I do he doesn’t eat them. I have gotten pretty familiar with freezing them for later. I haven’t made banana bread in a long time and this looks like the perfect way to use up all the bananas I have in my freezer!

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