Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this moist banana bread with streusel topping will leave your taste buds in awe. Try it with a big glass of milk and you will understand what I’m talking about!
Banana bread isn’t popular in my country. Neither my mother nor my grandmas have ever made it (bananas were really rare and expensive in Lithuania in the 90’s so that’s clearly a reason why). I learned about this goodness only when I opened Yummy Addiction and started spending more time on Pinterest. Since then I never looked back.
The love of Americans for this sweet loaf is perfectly understandable. The banana, vanilla and cinnamon flavor combination is just irresistible. I was hooked the very first time I tried this bread.
Plus, banana bread is so easy to make. It requires like 10 minutes of your active time and an oven does the rest. Even an amateur cook can nail it!
I remember reading somewhere that the United States is not the place for desserts. Well, I don’t know about that. This moist banana bread and tons of amazing stuff on Pinterest prove this statement wrong!
The lesson I learned about banana bread – the moister it is, the better. I tried many different recipes and not all of them were good. Some of them were really bad actually. I kept looking for the perfect recipe, though. One fail after another, I am pleased to say that I FOUND THE ONE!
The result is absolutely perfect now. A super moist banana bread, ladies and gentlemen. Just like I wanted!
I went even further and finished this loaf with a crunchy streusel topping. Should I even say that it’s great? This topping raised the bread to another level. They go so well together!
Let me tell you this. Nothing beats a banana bread that’s slightly crunchy on the outside and moist and fluffy on the inside. Any objections? Just look at these beautiful slices… Don’t you want a bite of this deliciousness? A glass of milk is a MUST with this bread! 😉
Moist Banana Bread with Crunchy Streusel Topping
For the bread:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- a dash of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs , at room temperature
- 4 very ripe bananas , mashed with a fork or potato masher
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup walnuts , toasted and chopped
For the streusel topping:
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter , slightly softened and cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Set aside.
- The streusel topping. Add the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and mix until combined. Cut in the butter using your fingers or a pastry blender, until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped walnuts. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well in between each addition. With a wooden spoon, stir in the mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients. Once the flour is incorporated, stop right there. Do NOT over stir. Gently stir in walnuts. The batter will be thick.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the batter. Bake the bread for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and cool 10-15 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove the bread from the pan and continue to cool on the wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
CrystalMarch 30, 2016 at 6:24 pm
Hi, I made this recipe and it came out moist and Good texture. The crumble however wasn’t melting on the top, it just stayed very sugary . Any tips? Thank you .
JovitaApril 26, 2016 at 6:58 am
Thank you for coming back and leaving me a comment, Crystal! I’m so glad you loved the texture of this bread but sorry to hear the crumble wasn’t quite how you expected. Next time, if you want, you can try another recipe for crumble topping and see how it goes. Good luck!
VemaJuly 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm
Can you provide me with the nutritional information for this banana bread? I want to know approx. how many calories I’m consuming per slice (the size of an equivalent loaf slice from Starbucks).
JovitaAugust 7, 2016 at 8:59 am
Vema, you can find out the nutritional information by using one of the websites where you can enter the ingredients and get it easily 🙂
AudreyMarch 23, 2023 at 6:26 pm
This banana bread is so moist and delicious!! I had to bake about 10 min extra to get the middle done and was worried that would dry out the edges, but it still ended up super moist when I cut into it! I did have to cover it with foil about halfway through to keep the top from browning too much. I added chocolate chips and took away the streusel and it was delicious, but I almost think the nuts would have helped the bananas shine more than the chocolate did! I will absolutely make this again with nuts and streusel!!
Vema AdamsJuly 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm
This bread turned out beautiful! The ingredient proportions for the loaf were appropriate and made for a very moist, mildly sweet bread. My struesel topping was very smooth instead of crumbly. I believe that the two tablespoons of butter were too much. I even added more flour to try to fix the problem, but I had no luck. Anyhow, the topping just melted and baked into the top of the loaf. That was just fine with me 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe. I rate it 4 stars!!!
JovitaAugust 7, 2016 at 9:02 am
Thanks for reporting back, Vema! I am glad you liked it! I am sorry to hear that you didn’t get a crumbly topping, mine was crumbly enough for me 🙂
DixieSeptember 8, 2018 at 5:17 am
Your butter was too soft. It needs to be crumbly before you put it on to bake.
Pam P RamesarNovember 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm
Hi I had that happen to me also even though I made it perfectly before, I was in a hurry and my butter got a bit too soft but I made the topping with it anyway and that was a mistake, the bread still came out yummy as usual, next time I will ensure the butter is very cold.
RobinSeptember 4, 2021 at 2:06 pm
Girl, this is crazy good! I’ve made this countless times from muffins to loafs to mini-muffins and i loved the streusel so much, i tried it on the bottom as well as the top and it was crazy good, so anytime i have left over bananas use your recipe, actually i got this morning and made it! oh yeh, i have to run longer just to be able to treat myself…LOL!
JovitaSeptember 10, 2021 at 11:34 am
Ha! It’s crazy seeing how many people love this bread! I’m so glad I managed to create such a recipe 🙂
Meagan McLeodJuly 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm
This recipe is amazing!! I made muffins, and baked for 15 minutes. The recipe made around 20 muffins, and they taste perfect. Thank you so much!
JovitaAugust 7, 2016 at 9:04 am
What a great idea with muffins, Meagan! I am so happy you loved it 🙂
ElsieOctober 25, 2016 at 12:56 am
Hi, I made this bread twice and is delicious, it remains me autumn, very moist, thanks for the recipe Jovita ?
JovitaNovember 26, 2016 at 11:59 am
You are welcome, Elsie! I am really happy that you liked it 🙂
Eva WilliamsOctober 25, 2016 at 7:40 pm
I baked two loaves of this today, and it is delicious! I had a slighltly smaller loaf pan for the second loaf so I used my large muffin tin and made 2 big muffins…perfect for a neighbor. One loaf will go next door to a family with two teenage boys! I give it a 5 star ratings. Oh, the topping…a little crunchy which I loved!!
JovitaNovember 26, 2016 at 12:16 pm
I love how you bake some bread for your neighbors, Eva! It’s so kind of you 🙂
Penny SmithOctober 31, 2016 at 5:36 pm
I made two loaves with this recipe ,allididisdouble the amounts, both loaves came out heavenly, very moist and struesel very crumbling, my question to the ladies that had problems with theirs did you use the unsalted butter that the recipe called for? not saying that you didn’t or to be mean but this could have been the difference, love this recipe.
JovitaNovember 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm
Thanks for the kind words, Penny!
LindseyDecember 5, 2016 at 3:56 pm
Any changes for high altitude? Thanks!
JovitaDecember 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm
I am not sure if I understand your question, Lindsey 🙂
Anonymous99January 12, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Yeah. As someone who lived at 8200ft elevation for 5 years, I can attest that for all baking recipes, you need to add an additional 2T of flour to the amount of flour called for in your recipes.
MaryDecember 18, 2016 at 12:43 am
I just made this banana bread and it is very moist and delicious. I didn’t have any walnuts so I used pecans and it was great! My family really ate this up and just about gone. Looks like I have to make another one tomorrow lol. Thank you for sharing this marvelous recipe!
JovitaDecember 21, 2016 at 9:00 am
I am so happy your family loved it, Mary! I always use pecans if I don’t have any walnuts on hand for this bread 🙂
LindaJanuary 18, 2017 at 7:16 pm
I have made this receipe a few times. Everyone Loves this bread. It’s a big hit. The topping
Really makes this loaf outstanding. Thanks so much for posting this delicious recipe.❣
JovitaJanuary 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm
I am so happy that you loved it, Linda! Thanks for coming back and leaving a comment 🙂
CHRISTINA BACAApril 16, 2020 at 10:24 pm
I just made this wonderful recipe today for my teenage twin sons & husband & it’s almost gone within the hour of making it. They absolutely Love it! The combination of moist & crunchy is delicious. I am so happy I found your recipe, thank you for sharing!
GinaFebruary 8, 2017 at 8:27 am
I made it.. its yummy n moist. i skip nutmeg n brown sugar coz i don’t have it. But it still moist.. thank you for your recipe
JovitaFebruary 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm
I am glad it turned out well for you, Gina!
ChrissyFebruary 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm
This bread is absolutely perfect! The only modifications i made were I used 3 large very ripe bananas and added a little more flour to the crumble. This recipe is going in the favorites! Thank you so much for sharing your magic recipe.
JovitaMarch 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm
I am so happy it turned out great for you, Chrissy! Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment!
DeAnna DiesonApril 23, 2017 at 8:47 pm
I have made this probably 4 times and I absolutely love it!!! It is a bit much for my loaf pan, it usually cooks over quite a bit. The flavor is amazing and the crumble topping just puts it over the top! Thank you for sharing.
JovitaApril 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm
I am really happy you loved it, Deanna!
susanJuly 22, 2017 at 11:01 pm
Can you make this without the nuts …I’m not a fan of nuts
JovitaJuly 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm
Of course you can, Susan. Just skip them 😉
ChrisJuly 27, 2017 at 9:43 pm
Fantastic! I’ll definitely make this again I used sour cream instead of butter milk, since the sour cream is what I had handy. Thanks for this lovely recipe!
JovitaJuly 30, 2017 at 8:19 pm
You are welcome, Chris! I am glad you liked it 😉
RandiMarch 9, 2022 at 5:01 pm
For future reference, you can make your own buttermilk at home using just regular milk and white vinegar.
Measurements are per every one cup of milk, you need one tablespoon of white vinegar. If you need less than a cup, just cut the recipe in half and vice versa. After you’ve mixed the two ingredients together, let it sit for about five minutes and you’re good to go. You’ll see it curdling some, but that’s to be expected.
I absolutely swear by this. Since most of what I cook doesn’t call for buttermilk, I use this substitution every time and I can confidently say that I have never had a problem with it effecting how the food bakes or how it tastes.
RudyMAugust 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm
This the best moist banana bread ever. I highly recommend everyone try this. The streusel is crunchy without being hard. Needless to say I like this bread very much. ?????
JovitaAugust 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm
I’m so happy you loved it!
HennySeptember 1, 2017 at 3:25 am
I baked this banana bread this morning, doubled the recipe and cut the sugar almost half of it since my family doesn’t like sweet too much and I think the taste of banana from tropical country is much more sweeter. It turned out soooo…good, moist and very tasty!! The streussel crumbs at the top also perfect! This is the best banana recipe I’ve ever tried so far. Thanks so much for sharing it. If there’s 7 stars available for rating, I’ll do it for you ?
JovitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm
Oh, thank you so much for the kind words, Henny! I am so happy you and your family loved it! 🙂
ChristinaSeptember 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm
We made this and it was phenomenal AND beautiful! Thanks for the recipe!
JovitaSeptember 19, 2017 at 7:28 pm
I’m so happy to hear it, Christina!
MariannaOctober 21, 2017 at 6:21 pm
Best banana bread recipe and I’ve made quite a few! I love the streusel topping. It is sweet and crunchy, not like a crumble on top of muffins. I made this in a pyrex glass pan, and had to pull it out about 20 min into the baking. It was overflowing like crazy so I put it into a backing sheet. My family had no problem with gobbling up the spillage when I was checking for doneness. I also used King Arthur white whole wheat flour which added to the nuttiness and made me feel a bit less bad about scarfing down 3 slices immediately. In the future, if the batter fills more than 3/4 of the loaf pan, I will use the rest as muffins. Thank you for this recipe, Jovita! I can’t wait for more bananas to over ripen.
JovitaOctober 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm
You just made my day, Marianna! I am so happy you loved the bread!
CindyNovember 3, 2017 at 3:03 am
I just made this, I used almond flour and coconut sugar. It was great!
JovitaNovember 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm
Great substitutes! I am happy you loved the bread, Cindy!
Ana ClaraMarch 14, 2018 at 9:47 am
Cindy, did you use the same amount for each one? I also wanted to try using almond flour and coconut sugar.
SandraNovember 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm
Have to tell you that I just love this banana nut bread! I don’t know if I’ll ever use another recipe! I love the streusel, but my husband doesn’t so I divide the batter and make three small loaves, two for me and one for him. haha! This freezes beautifully too. I take it out of the freezer and let it sit on the counter overnight and it’s perfect for breakfast!
JovitaNovember 6, 2017 at 8:48 am
Thanks for the comment, Sandra! I am actually blushing right now 🙂 Such a nice feeling when people love the recipe 🙂
LindaNovember 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm
I LOVE ? this recipe . I have made it over a
Over again and given it as gifts. The topping
Is SOOOO GOOD. I use it now for apple pie.
Love the cinnamon flavor. Makes it taste
Fantastic. Thanks for the best banana bread
JovitaNovember 30, 2017 at 10:22 pm
Ohhh, I am sooo happy you loved the recipe, Linda! Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment!
KateDecember 28, 2017 at 11:52 pm
I saw the recipe and multiplied by 3! It smells amazing and tastes amazing! I didn’t add any topping just used walnuts on top! Amazing!!
JovitaJanuary 11, 2018 at 3:34 pm
Happy to hear it!
WaliyyaJanuary 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm
This is the best ever banana nut bread I had 2 recipes the first one was a flop but this was finger lickin good and I love the streusel
JovitaFebruary 1, 2018 at 7:31 pm
Thank you so much for such a positive comment!
PamFebruary 6, 2018 at 10:17 pm
Hi Jovita, This was the best banana nut bread ever, I added a 1/4 cup of chocolate chip and made it according the recipe, it was so delicious, thank you for sharing this. Loved it.
JovitaFebruary 8, 2018 at 7:52 am
Love the idea with chocolate chips, Pam! I am glad you liked the bread 🙂
Pam RamesarMay 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm
Hi Jovita Just a little note for you, I substituted half the flour with ground flax seed, made it healthier and the taste was amazing, My chocolate chips were unsweetened dark chocolate chips too, the streusel topping always comes out great. Such a nice recipe, I have made it three times already. Love your recipes. Thank you.
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm
Your modifications sound great, Pam! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
LaurenApril 11, 2020 at 12:04 pm
Do you know about how many cups of mashed banana go in this? Thanks!
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm
It’s about 1 1/2 cups 🙂
WendyApril 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm
Excellent recipe – thanks so much for sharing! The cooking time was perfect, it came out very moist and flavorful. I will definitely make it again. (P.S. I didn’t have 1/4 cup of buttermilk, so used the hack of 1/4 cup milk with 1 teaspoon of lemon – let sit for 10min. before using.)
KateJune 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm
This bread is heaven. I have never had such a fantastic smell in my kitchen, and it tastes just as good! The topping and moisture of this bread is what really makes it great! Cant wait to make it again!
JanetAugust 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm
I made this banana nut bread for my husband’s…every other Friday “golf day” with a group of friends. I was thrilled at how good it was and loved the crumbly top!!! I have since made it 2 more times because his friends are loving and requesting it, this was a big hit! I had been looking for a recipe that is not only moist but has the crunchy topping as well…thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is definitely a keeper!
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 9:37 pm
I am so happy to hear it, Janet! You just made my day 🙂
Pam EmmonsOctober 1, 2018 at 5:59 pm
Third time making this and always turns out so moist. I roast the walnuts first before making bread and the roasted walnuts I think make the bread taste so good. Thanks for the recipe.
SarahNovember 13, 2018 at 3:26 pm
By far the best banana bread I’ve ever made. This recipe is a keeper! My kids loved it too. I added a glaze over it which made it a little sweeter.
JovitaMarch 6, 2020 at 9:08 pm
Thank you so much, Sarah!
JulieNovember 30, 2018 at 6:27 am
How many breads in mini loaf pans would you get out of this batter, and how long would they bake in the mini loaf pans?
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 2:10 pm
Hi, Julie! I am not sure about the number of mini loaves you would get from this dough as I don’t have the pans myself. What about the baking time, you should bake them for about 25 minutes, then check with a toothpick every five minutes after that.
KevinMarch 5, 2019 at 12:25 am
Wow! This is the first banana bread I ever made and it came out amazing! I followed the recipe exactly and it was a huge hit with the wife and mother in law. No reason to try another recipe. Thank you.
JovitaMarch 6, 2020 at 9:01 pm
Thank you, Kevin! So happy to hear it!
MartiMarch 8, 2019 at 4:27 am
Is there an easy way to get this out of the pan without destroying it. I made it tonight and finally wrapped it aluminum foil. I’ll try to get it tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe ?
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm
Hi, Marti! You can line a pan with parchment paper in the beginning 🙂
KarenJuly 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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BonnieDecember 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm
Hi thank you for sharing your recipe. I have made it a few times and it is delicious. I have made it with chocolate chips. And I have made it with splenda for diabetics in my family. Never a piece wasted.
JovitaJanuary 13, 2020 at 9:37 pm
So happy to hear it!
Sheryl DarlingFebruary 10, 2020 at 5:09 am
I make banana bread often for my family’s lunches and this is the best !! I substituted sour cream for the buttermilk, reduced the white sugar to 1/4 C , used 2 bananas and added about 1/2 cup of blueberries. Wow!! This recipe is so moist without being dense and the streusel topping (I doubled it) is really tasty with just the right crunch. A new family favorite! Thanks Jovita!!
JovitaMarch 6, 2020 at 8:24 pm
I am so glad you liked this recipe, Sheryl! What a great idea to add some blueberries to the bread 😉
JenniferMay 25, 2020 at 11:10 am
Never thought of sour cream. Did you use the same amount?
Cindy F.April 23, 2021 at 6:18 pm
Best recipe ever!! I usually use a single serving of vanilla Greek yogurt because I don’t want to buy the whole carton of buttermilk. Also used the milk and vinegar hack as well.
JovitaApril 25, 2021 at 3:17 pm
I am so glad the recipe worked out for you, Cindy!
BarbMarch 15, 2020 at 3:01 am
You’ve probably heard this before, haha, this is THEE BEST banana bread I have EVER tasted! (I’m nearing 70 and have made lots of banana bread) I’m making 2 more loaves tonight for the fourth time! Last time I had 2 extra very ripe bananas so I threw them in…DON’T EVER DO THAT! When I checked bread there were 2 giant banana fritters on floor of oven! It was still excellent. Thank you so much for sharing ?
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 1:14 pm
Ha ha, thanks for the comment, Barb! It’s an honor to hear such words from someone who tried lots of banana bread throughout life 🙂
Nancy PerkinsApril 2, 2020 at 9:23 pm
Fisrt, prayers to you and your family in the midst of all that we are all going through at this time, so this recipie is especially welcomed and so appreciated by my family and myself. It is indeed a perfect banana bread and I have to admit that I doubled the topping and WOW! It is wonderful and the house smells heavenly! Thank you for a recipie that will stay in my family forever. God bless.
JovitaApril 7, 2020 at 8:25 am
Thank you, Nancy. I am so happy this bread brought you some happiness during this difficult time. Let’s hope that soon this stressful period will pass and our lives will get back to normal 🙂
SandraApril 3, 2020 at 2:17 am
The banana bread came out perfect! I had to bake it in my Bundt pan. (I couldn’t find my bread pan.) The topping was crunchy and delicious! Thank-you for the recipe. My new favorite.
JovitaApril 7, 2020 at 8:25 am
Thank you for taking your time to comment, Sandra! It means a lot to me 🙂
Debbie WebsterApril 6, 2020 at 12:01 am
Just made this banana bread and it’s amazing!!! Best banana bread we’ve ever tasted, this recipe is a keeper!!
JovitaApril 6, 2020 at 8:35 pm
You just made my day, Debbie! I am really happy that you liked it! 🙂
Mary HunterApril 7, 2020 at 2:37 pm
The best, to quote my son ” man this bread is mad good” it’s absolutely delicious. I didn’t have buttermilk, so I used a dallop of vanilla Greek yogurt with some milk to make the 1/4 cup. Baked it in loaf pan with parchment paper. The streusel makes this bread extra!!!!! First time making and it turned out perfectly. Do check on it, mine needed 1 hr 15mins.
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 1:07 pm
I am so glad your son enjoyed the bread, Mary!
Mat DApril 20, 2020 at 6:12 pm
This is my go to Banian bread recipe. It is delicious. I grew up with a Lithuanian grandma and your are so right…just never had banana bread in our house so I throughly enjoy it now and this recipe is perfect. Please share some Lithuanian recipes as I would love to try them too. Thanks so much Mat
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:44 am
That’s a nice idea actually, I will definitely think about it 🙂
anneApril 25, 2020 at 5:25 am
May I ask approximately how many cups is 4 bananas? My bananas may be if a different size from yours since I am from another country… Thanks!!
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:35 am
It’s about 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas 🙂
AmyMay 18, 2020 at 3:14 am
This really is a moist and yummy recipe! I made muffins instead of a loaf and they were great- thanks for sharing your talent
JenniferMay 25, 2020 at 11:02 am
If I could give it 10 stars, I would. I’ve tried a gazillion banana bread recipes and nothing even comes close to this. And I love banana anything! I did tweek it slightly: I despise buttermilk, even in recipes, so I went with a buttermilk alternative, milk and lemon juice (I think it makes a difference). Since I LOVE banana flavor, I also added about 3/4 – 1 tsp pure banana extract in addition to the vanilla and when I added the streusel topping, I pressed it into the batter just a bit so it wouldn’t crumble off the bread. Normally, recipes I get off the internet end up in the garbage (I think they make up their own reviews). Not this one. It’s definitely a keeper.
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:36 am
My heart sings when reading this comment of yours, Jennifer! 🙂
Barbara SchellbergJune 30, 2020 at 8:07 pm
Oh! The reviews aren’t lying: this is the best banana bread recipe! After 3 months of being stuck at home, my kids and I have tried various recipes…. we found our winner!
JovitaJuly 7, 2020 at 3:47 pm
I am so happy to hear it, Barbara!
NaciraJuly 3, 2020 at 2:19 am
Hi, I’m from Mexico and here this bread isn’t very well known. It is only available in some coffe shops (but some cases it’s dry), so I was looking the perfect recipe and I proved some without succes but last year I founded out this one and I tried it. The results were a perfect moisty and delicius bread. Thank you a lot.
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:40 am
Thank you, Nacira!
Noor Al SulaimanAugust 1, 2020 at 2:46 pm
It’s one of the best banana bread I’ve ever tasted, not one of the best it is the besttt!!
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:37 am
Thank you so much!
SendangAugust 24, 2020 at 5:27 pm
This banana bread recipe was a big hit in our home. I made it three times in 2 weeks ??The streusel complemented the bread very well. A friend who was able to taste it wants me to make again and sell it to her and/or accept orders?
Thank you so much for this recipe.
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:41 am
Your comment just made my day, Sendang!
SusanAugust 25, 2020 at 8:25 pm
Perfect! I did sub out pecans for walnuts, and white sugar on toppingl (for some odd reason I didnt have any brown sugar). But moist and that topping!!!!
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:42 am
I’m so happy you liked the bread, Susan 😉
suzannaAugust 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Perfect banana bread. I had to make a few adjustments because I didnt have brown sugar (What?! Lol its one thing I always have) so I used all white, used pecans cuz thats what we love and made my own buttermilk. Not huge adjustments & it was amazing. Highly recommend.
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:39 am
I am glad it turned out nice for you!
JosetteOctober 12, 2020 at 3:28 pm
I do a lot of baking and am always looking for new recipes (especially ways to use up bananas!).
This was perfect in every way. Easy and delicious.
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 11:38 am
Thank you so much for the comment, Josette!
Shelli Louise QuinterosOctober 14, 2020 at 5:45 pm
It turned out great. I didnt put buttermilk in it
JovitaOctober 18, 2020 at 8:13 pm
I am glad it worked without buttermilk for you!
Loree SyOctober 29, 2020 at 2:17 pm
Hi! What size of bananas did you use? I am from a tropical country and we have different varieties of bananas sold in wet markets and supermarkets. May I know how many cups of mashed bananas I should use for this. Thank you so much!
JovitaNovember 1, 2020 at 2:32 pm
I use medium bananas, they are usually 7-8 inches in length. Sorry, at the moment I can’t say how many cups of mashed bananas they make 🙂
Katherine MuñozNovember 20, 2020 at 8:44 am
I can’t stop eating it! This banana bread is so delicious! I’m addicted, by far the best banana bread I’ve made. This recipe does not disappoint, so moist and sooo flavourful!! Love the strussel topping!
JovitaNovember 21, 2020 at 1:50 pm
Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment, Katherine! So happy you enjoyed the bread 🙂
Sandra DavisDecember 5, 2020 at 8:42 pm
I live in a Senior Independent Living facility and I bake for the staff and the residents. The all-time favorite is the Moist Banana Bread. The staff makes sure I get ripe bananas. My question is how many cups of mashed bananas should be used?
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 9:43 am
Hi, Sandra! I am so happy your residents and staff like this bread! 🙂 I remember measuring once and I got about 1 1/2 cups from 4 medium bananas.
KellyDecember 7, 2020 at 7:26 pm
This banana bread is amazing! The streusel topping didn’t work out for me so I have been making it without. Whole family loves this!
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 9:44 am
I am glad your family likes the bread, Kelly 🙂 Thank you for the comment!
Amy FJanuary 19, 2021 at 2:25 am
Really really delicious! Was craving banana bread and this hit the spot perfectly 🙂 I loved the crunchy streusel topping addition!! So glad you included walnuts in your recipe, as far as I’m concerned, banana bread is only worth eating with the addition of nuts 🙂 Unfortunately the dog I’m dog sitting jumped up on the counter and ripped through the plastic bag I was keeping it in and ate the half of the loaf I had left this morning ? Im so sad, I was planning on eating it for breakfast all week! But definitely will be making again very soon 🙂 Thanks for such a stellar recipe ?
JovitaJanuary 22, 2021 at 10:39 am
Hi, Amy! That’s a really funny story (not for you, unfortunately) :)) I got a fair share of compliments about this banana bread but now I’ll know that even dogs enjoy it, ha 🙂
KarlaFebruary 4, 2021 at 12:56 am
i loved this recipe! it’s the first time i ever made banana bread, the crumb was so good and a great add on. would definitely do this recipe again!
JovitaFebruary 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm
Thank you for the comment, Karla! 🙂
RuthAnn SetterFebruary 28, 2021 at 5:59 pm
I have never left a review before but had to come back today because this recipe is by far the best banana bread we have ever made!! The streusel topping puts it right over the top! The flavor is amazing! I did make one adjust, only used 1/2 the white sugar. Thank you so much for this recipe! My girls made French Toast with it this morning and it was out of this world!!
JovitaMarch 1, 2021 at 9:57 am
Your comment just made my day! 🙂 So happy you and your girls liked the bread!
Dawn HensleeMarch 28, 2021 at 5:34 pm
I’ve made the same banana nut bread recipe for decades. I decided to try this since mine seems to be on the dry side (I just thought that’s how the bread was supposed to be). I couldn’t begin to tell you how delicious and moist this bread is. I receive nothing but compliments when I share this. The crumble has been perfect thru time I’ve made it. I’ll never fix any other recipe.
JovitaApril 1, 2021 at 10:21 am
Thank you so much for such a kind comment, Dawn! It made my day 🙂 I am really happy you, and everyone you shared it with, liked it!
MarthaApril 7, 2021 at 8:30 pm
This is so good and moist. I needed a recipe that didn’t call for walnuts because my husband does not like nuts and I’m so glad I found this one. It is good, full of flavor and easy to rewarm for my husband in the morning. ☺
JovitaApril 25, 2021 at 3:15 pm
I am glad that you liked the recipe, Martha! Thank you for the comment 🙂
MelanieJuly 27, 2021 at 8:56 am
Over the past year and a half my family and I have made many different banana bread recipes. We agree that this one is, by far, the best. It is so moist and streusel put it over the top. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
JovitaAugust 1, 2021 at 7:22 pm
Thank you so much for the comment, Melanie!
AnnaAugust 18, 2021 at 6:39 am
I’ve made this recipe twice and it was soo freaking delicious! My whole family loves it! Thank you so much for the recipe!
JovitaAugust 20, 2021 at 7:32 pm
Thank you for the kind comment, Anna!
ClaudiaSeptember 1, 2021 at 10:19 pm
This “bread” is delicious! My kids said it was the best one yet. I did not use walnuts. As far as the topping goes, I use cold butter cubes, then I put it in the freezer while I make the rest. It comes out perfect that way! I also throw in the bananas in chunks and let the mixer mash them in the batter.
Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.
Annette OdenSeptember 6, 2021 at 6:13 pm
SO perfect! Light, moist and delicious. I made it into mini-bundt cakes (It made 6 mini-bundt cakes and I had batter left over for 4 cupcakes1) and baked for 20 minutes. The only thing I added to the recipe is a pinch of pink salt to the crumble. SO. GOOD! Thank you! It was the perfect Labor Day baking project! #theodenoven
JovitaSeptember 10, 2021 at 11:32 am
Thank you for such a nice comment, Annette!
MaryLynn DavidsonOctober 24, 2021 at 11:15 am
This is now my go to banana bread recipe. I was wondering how it would taste with pumpkin added for the fall? Has anyone tried this and do you need to add mor flour or something else?
ANGELAOctober 26, 2021 at 10:42 pm
I just love this recipe! It’s so easy. It is so delicious! I have to force myself to NOT make it every week! I’m compromising with every other week! I do use pecans instead of walnuts.
I say choose your nut and go with it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
JovitaDecember 15, 2021 at 12:19 pm
Yes, when I don’t have pecans at home I often use walnuts 🙂
Theresa GDecember 7, 2021 at 2:28 am
Moist and delicious. Crumbled topping turned out well for me! Thanks
JovitaDecember 15, 2021 at 12:18 pm
I’m glad to hear it, Theresa. Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment!
PATRICIA GATLINJanuary 10, 2022 at 1:37 am
Omg the best recipe for banana bread hands down. I did however use cold butter in the struesal. Never room temp. Delicious!!!!!
michelleMarch 29, 2022 at 4:09 am
This recipe is a keeper!! I knew this recipe would be a winner and IT IS!! I will go as far as to say it is the best banana bread I’ve ever had. The fact that this recipes has 4 bananas in it and a streusel on top, makes it flavourful, dense and unique. It got rave reviews from the dinner party I brought it to! 5 stars!
JovitaApril 1, 2022 at 5:16 pm
I am SO happy to hear it, Michelle! 🙂
Cathy GipsonApril 10, 2022 at 2:43 am
Amazing recipe! Thank you for sharing! I use a different recipe every time I make banana bread, because I haven’t found one that’s wowed me … until tonight!
I made it in muffin pans for individual servings and doubled the streusel topping. It turned out perfect!
I won’t use any other banana bread recipe now, thanks to you! This is definitely a keeper for sure and gets 5 stars.
AylaMay 19, 2022 at 7:11 pm
This is the BEST banana bread recipe! I’ve made it 20+ for my friends and family and every time I make it I get so many comments on how it’s the best bread they’ve ever had. ?
SamanthaMay 23, 2022 at 1:19 pm
Like another reviewer, I use a different recipe every time. This one is definitely a keeper. I forgot to add baking soda and didn’t notice. Substituted sour cream for buttercream. I did omit walnuts due to kids not liking nuts. Next time I will add them for texture. Will tweak with strudel topping too. Other than that it was the most moist banana bread I’ve ever had.
LorraineSeptember 28, 2022 at 11:38 am
Hands down the BEST banana bread I have ever made. The topping was so good I may double it next time. The crumb of the bread was light and fluffy. This is my banana bread from now on. Instruction were perfect. If this did not turn out for you, you must have done it wrong. Super easy and as it was baking my house smelled amazing.
Love Love Love!!
WendyNovember 9, 2022 at 7:19 am
Wishing I could give you an extra star for this amazing recipe. I did a substitution of sour cream/milk combo for buttermilk and also added some cardoman to the streusal. Wow …. one of the most delicious and melt in the mouth banana cakes I’ve ever made or eaten. Think my old recipe (which I always thought was very good) has to be replaced. Thanks for this revelation of a cake.
LisaNovember 21, 2022 at 2:29 am
Such a good use of ripe bananas. Very good, especially with the Streusel Topping. Worthy of gift giving. Try it you’ll be glad you did.
AlexisNovember 26, 2022 at 12:23 pm
This is the BEST banana bread recipe I’ve ever tried! My go-to recipe was always the “banana banana bread”, but the buttermilk and spices in this recipe are GAME CHANGERS. Good to see other folks experiencing the overflow issue – so I’m not alone on that one! Next time I will only fill up 3/4 the pan and use the remaining batter as muffins. Thanks for the tips!
Dianne WebbDecember 20, 2022 at 8:27 pm
The moistest banana bread recipe I’ve ever made. The crumble turned out perfectly, I refrigerated it while I prepared the bread. Omitted the walnuts from loaf, but used them in topping. If your looking for a better banana bread recipe, this is the one to try. Great recipe!!!!
MelissaDecember 27, 2022 at 5:39 pm
This is my new favorite banana bread recipe!! I cut the brown and white sugar in the loaf in half for a slightly less sweet bread. This is just personal preference AND a way for my family and I to feel better about eating half the loaf in one sitting 🙂
SamJanuary 22, 2023 at 5:51 am
This is the bet banana bread recipe I have had in so long! The streusel topping really gives it that picture perfect look and make it more fun to eat. I am definitely saving this for when I have more bananas I need to use up. AMAZING!
LucyMarch 3, 2023 at 11:40 pm
The flavor is amazing thank you for posting. My family gobbled it all up. This is my new Banana bread recipe.
BonkamMarch 16, 2023 at 8:35 am
Best banana bread ever….this recipe is the best…thank you for sharing us…
LisaApril 2, 2023 at 2:16 pm
This bread is delicious and moist. I made mini loaves & muffins. It made 8 mini loaves & 3 big muffins. I will be using this recipe from now on!
ShannonApril 10, 2023 at 5:14 pm
I want to start off by saying, I NEVER bake! I love cooking because I dont have to worry too much about messing up on my ingredient measurements. I do, however, make banana bread once or twice a year and try different recipes. This time around, I wanted crumble on top and came upon this recipe. I followed it word for word in fear of messing up. Sure enough I messed up halfway through and started all over because I wanted to do it exactly how I should. The bread turned out amazing! My husband loved it!! Which says a lot, because I used to make pretty good banana bread until one recipe I tried 10 years ago or so was not so great, at all! So he is always a little hesitant each time he tries my baked goods haha! Now, with that being said, the crumble did not taste how I was expecting. The butter was cold enough and looks exactly like the picture, but for me, it tasted more like flour than it did brown sugar. My husband says he loved it, so maybe my taste buds are a but off. Anywho, this will definitely be my go-to recipe for banana bread from now on.
LolaApril 12, 2023 at 12:05 pm
Amazing recipe! Always turns out well and gets complimented so much. I also add a tsp of mixed spice and cover the top with some foil half way through as my oven is dodgy and burnt the top the first time ◡̈
YolondaMay 2, 2023 at 11:16 pm
I’m not sure what happened. I followed the recipe to the letter and I am grateful that I put a cookie sheet underneath the bread pan. For some reason, the bread had rose up and over the bread pan, spilling out the sides. I did have to bake it for and hour and 10 minutes. It was messy but delicious.
Sue in New YorkMay 6, 2023 at 8:12 pm
5/6/23 This is the second time I’ve made this banana bread. My family fell in love with it! Delicious and the best I’ve ever made. From now on the only recipe I’ll use for banana bread. Thanks for sharing!