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Banana Bread with Walnut Streusel Topping

This banana-nut bread is sprinkled with a delicious walnut crumb.  It's the BEST Banana Bread with Walnut Streusel Topping!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread, Streusel Topping
Servings: 16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter , melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

For the streusel topping:

  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter , diced small
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, sugar and butter. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients all at once. Gently stir until just combined. (Do not over mix, the batter should still be lumpy.) Fold in the walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly.

For the streusel topping:

  • In a medium bowl, toss together the brown sugar and flour. Using your fingers, rub in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Toss in the walnuts. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly over top the batter in the loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until a wooden toothpick comes out clean from the center. (Cover with foil during the last 10-15 minutes of baking to prevent over browning.)
  • Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on cooling rack. For best results, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store overnight before slicing and serving.
  • Source: BHG Breakfast & Brunch, 2013


Serving: 1g