Banana Bread Crisp

This banana bread crisp is the perfect balance of moist banana bread and crunchy oatmeal topping crisp. It’s 100% comfort food taken to a whole new level. Trust me, even banana bread purists will love this twist!

This banana bread crisp is the perfect balance of moist banana bread and crunchy oatmeal topping crisp. It's 100% comfort food taken to a whole new level. Trust me, even banana bread purists will love this twist!Disclosure: I have received information and materials from AstraZeneca. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.

Every single fall I have a battle with myself in regards to turning on the heat. I just don’t want to do it and I like to see how long I can go before it has to be done. So far I have held out but I’m not sure I’m going to make it to my self-imposed date of November 1st. Annnnnd since I just got back from Mexico I feel like I simply cannot handle the cold as well as usual. Wish me luck folks. Also, can we talk about how I do this to myself for really no reason at all? I just like to see how long I can go before the electric company starts taking all. my. money.

This banana bread crisp is the perfect balance of moist banana bread and crunchy oatmeal topping crisp. It's 100% comfort food taken to a whole new level. Trust me, even banana bread purists will love this twist!

I guess one good thing about winter coming is that it’s all about the comfort food now. That means I can eat all the things and slurp all the soup and no one will say a word. Sweater weather beats bikini weather any day! Who’s with me? Ok, now I’m not really sure how to segue into this so I’m going to just go for it. We’re gonna get serious for a moment because every once in awhile we have to do that around here – ok? Last year I had a tumor removed from my breast and this year I had precancerous cells removed from my cervix. Luckily for me, I’m fine. I’m healthy, the bad stuff has been removed and all I have to do is get checked out every once in awhile to make sure nothing pops back up again. It’s literally zero fun but I count my blessings I’m fine. Unfortunately, I have had the majority of my family members pass away from cancer. It’s a not so great disease that seems to run in my family, sigh.

This banana bread crisp is the perfect balance of moist banana bread and crunchy oatmeal topping crisp. It's 100% comfort food taken to a whole new level. Trust me, even banana bread purists will love this twist!

However, living with cancer does not have to be all dark clouds and gloom. Dealing with cancer in your own way is important but having a support system is something that all people should have access to. That’s why the LVNG With community is here to help people suffering from lung cancer, have access to encouragement, humor, and hope. Not only does it provide a safe place for lung cancer patients but it provides a place that is free of stigma and judgment. Plus it’s a great place to learn about getting genetically tested if you have been diagnosed with cancer. I had no idea that getting tested after diagnosis can help with understanding what type of cancer you’re dealing with and even help identify if there have been mutations and if so what options there are with dealing with the changes. The medical field and science never cease to amaze me with their advances.

This banana bread crisp is the perfect balance of moist banana bread and crunchy oatmeal topping crisp. It's 100% comfort food taken to a whole new level. Trust me, even banana bread purists will love this twist!

Now, I know that sometimes as a family member you feel helpless. You can’t take away their pain or their diagnosis but you can help in your own way. You can listen, you can help them when they need it and (if you’re me) you make them comfort food. I’m a true believer that food cooked with love really does make a difference. So while it might seem odd to talk about cancer and a recipe all in one post it’s really not for me. I might not be able to cure cancer but I can give you a plate full of love (and this banana bread crisp) and send all the good thoughts I can give your way.

This banana bread crisp is the perfect balance of moist banana bread and crunchy oatmeal topping crisp. It's 100% comfort food taken to a whole new level. Trust me, even banana bread purists will love this twist!

This banana bread crisp recipe hands down reminds me of my grandmother. I remember when I first moved to New York she met my work family (I was a nanny and I was on vacation with the family) in Florida and brought them banana bread as a gift. That was my grandmother. She was never short on love or sweet treats. Her banana bread was just the traditional banana bread so I took that and ran with it for this recipe. It combines the deliciousness of banana bread with the crunch and sweetness of a crisp. You guys – YES! PLUS it’s super easy to make so you can make it time and time again for all your loved ones. Plus I’m fairly certain my grandmother would have 100% approved of this recipe!

{Looking for more delicious banana recipes? Try my no-bake peanut butter banana chocolate chip granola bars, banana bread granola, bananas foster milkshake, banana cinnamon donuts, banana cinnamon streusel coffee cake, baked blueberry oatmeal or my Nutella peanut butter and banana turnovers.}

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Banana Bread Crisp

This banana bread crisp is the perfect balance of moist banana bread and crunchy oatmeal topping crisp. It's 100% comfort food taken to a whole new level. Trust me, even banana bread purists will love this twist!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

For batter: 

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced 1/2 inch thick

For crisp topping: 

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

For serving:

  • Powdered sugar, optional
  • Whipped topping, optional

Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker

Directions:

For batter:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9x9 pan with non-stick spray, set aside.

In a bowl add flour, brown sugar, milk, melted butter, baking powder, cinnamon and kosher and mix together until combined. Add batter to the prepared pan and top the batter with sliced bananas.

Top with crisp topping and bake for about 35 minutes or until the bread is fully cooked and the topping is lightly browned and crisp.

If desired, serve with powdered sugar or whipped topping.

For topping:
In a medium sized bowl add brown sugar, flour, unsalted butter, baking powder and kosher salt. Mix until crumbly and stir in rolled oats and pecans.

16 Responses to “Banana Bread Crisp”

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    Tori//Gringalicious — October 31, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Count me it! This crisp sounds phenomenal!!!!

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    Stephanie — October 31, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    This looks so comforting and yummy!

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    The Food Hunter — October 31, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Oh I love this idea so much. thanks for sharing the recipe

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 31, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I’m happy they removed all the bad stuff! Thank goodness. And this crisp looks great!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — October 31, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Your banana bread crisp sounds heavenly. That topping with all that banana flavor is a match made in banana bread heaven!

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    Amy Stafford — October 31, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I WANT! This crisp looks pretty darn phenomenal!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — October 31, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I think that’s one of the best crisps I’ve ever seen!

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    Annie Holmes — October 31, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    This sounds amazing! I cannot wait to dig in!

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    eat good 4 life — November 1, 2016 at 9:09 am

    The perfect breakfast. I have some bananas going bad so maybe I can use this recipe for them!

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig — November 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    This is food straight from heaven!

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    Alyssa | EverydayMaven — November 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    What!? I need to make this. This is brilliant!

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    Miranda — November 1, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Wow, a banana bread crisp is such a great idea! Yummy!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — November 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    The comfort food is the only good thing about the cold weather! Oh, and I’ve had the heat on for many many weeks now LOL I can’t stand being cold! I’m a wimp.

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    Lauren @ Hall Nesting — November 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

    You must have known I have some ripe bananas that need some attention. This looks great

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    Lauren @purplesweettooth — March 10, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Will this travel well? I want to make it a day ahead and reheat on a ski trip !

    • nutmegnanny replied: — March 10th, 2017 @ 10:13 am

      Hi, Lauren! Yes, it travels really well. It can be eaten room temperature or warmed slightly. Have fun skiing and enjoy the crisp!

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