Banana Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

This banana cinnamon streusel coffee cake is perfect for Sunday breakfast or a fast weekday breakfast. This cake is packed full of cinnamon flavor!

Banana Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

I don’t know about you but sometimes I get tired of banana bread.  It seems to be about the only thing I make when I have extra ripe bananas laying around.  Well, that and banana whip….and banana cake….and banana cajeta cashew ice cream.  But that’s it. I swear.

Banana Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

So. I was out looking for a new banana recipe and I stumbled upon this little gem.  I played around with the recipe and it turned out delicious! I honestly cannot stop eating it. Someone needs to pull me away. I’m about to pull a Miranda Hobbes and cover it with dish soap to stop myself from eating anymore.

Banana Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

Has anyone else ever been in this position?

Banana Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

So back to the cake. It’s full of cinnamon flavor, super moist and totally easy to whip together.  I’m pretty sure you and your family will love it!

Banana Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake by Nutmeg Nanny


Banana Cinnamon Streusel Cake

This banana cinnamon streusel coffee cake is perfect for Sunday breakfast or a fast weekday breakfast. This cake is packed full of cinnamon flavor!

Yield: 9 inch cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes


1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup white sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter - room temperature
1 large egg
3 large bananas - mashed
3 tablespoons milk

Source: Adapted from Epicurious


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 8x8 baking pan, or a 9 inch cake pan (I used a tart pan).

Stir together chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

In a medium bowl sift together all purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In the bowl of a stand mixer blend together white sugar and butter. Add egg and beat until fluffy. Beat in mashed bananas and milk. Add dry ingredients and blend well.

Spread half of the batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Repeat with remaining batter and streusel. Baking until tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 - 40 minutes. Cool coffee cake in pan.

30 Responses to “Banana Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake”

  1. #
    Julia — February 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve tried to cover food w/ inedible things before. Or throw it away, under coffee grounds. Let’s just say, that means I’ve consumed inedible, used coffee grounds. Super.

    • admin replied: — February 4th, 2012 @ 11:50 am

      Hahahaha like George Costanza (Seinfeld) when he ate the eclair from the “top” of the garbage can…haha 🙂

  2. #
    Katrina — February 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    This is one of my favorite cakes. In fact, it’s probably my favorite. Except that I always add some mini chocolate chips to the streusel layer. Try it sometime! 😉 I discovered this post on SU for you!

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    Katrina — February 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Well, I feel dumb. I just looked at your photos again and you do have chocolate chips in there! For some reason when I first looked (even at the recipe), I didn’t see the chocolate. So yeah, THIS is my favorite cake! 😉

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    Cathy @ Savory Notes — February 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Ooh, this looks really yummy. Generally I hate bananas, except in banana bread. But I agree, banana bread gets blah after awhile. Adding this to my “things I’ll eat with bananas” list 🙂

  5. #
    Erica — February 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I LOVE that episode of sex and the city! Eating cake out of the trash!! The cake is totally goregous

  6. #
    Living The Sweet Life — February 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    LOL “I’m about to pull a Miranda Hobbes and cover it with dish soap to stop myself from eating anymore.” ha ha ha ha – – the cake sure does look irresistible!!

  7. #
    Kathryn — February 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I love streusel toppings on cake, this looks so good!

  8. #
    Soph — February 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hey just wondering what cinnamon chips are ? We don’t have them here in australia any ideas what could replace it!

    • admin replied: — February 3rd, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

      Hi Soph! If you cannot find cinnamon chips (like chocolate chips but cinnamon flavored) I would just add more chocolate chips and maybe add another teaspoon of cinnamon to the streusel. Hope you enjoy the cake 🙂

  9. #
    Maris (In Good Taste) — February 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I would not be able o stop either!

  10. #
    Terra — February 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I have to agree, finding fun ways to enjoy bananas is a perfect idea! I love banana bread too, but sometimes you need a change up:-) Love the crumbly top, YUM! Hugs, Terra

  11. #
    Soph — February 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you NM 🙂 I’m off to bake x

  12. #
    In Katrina's Kitchen — February 4, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Please please don’t cover this beautiful creation in dish soap! !!

  13. #
    Sandra — February 4, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Wow! can’t wait to make this on such a special day for the ladies lunch club.

  14. #
    Arturo Feliz-Camilo — February 4, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Oh wow! That’s an amazing looking dessert! I’ll have to interest my “Sous Chef” (and wife) in preparing it!

  15. #
    Keeley @ My Life on a Plate — February 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

    This looks like it would be great for breakfast, too! I had to look all over the world for cinnamon chips and I finally got some at King Arthur Flour in VT. It seems that they aren’t sold at grocery stores in my area. 🙁

    • admin replied: — February 4th, 2012 @ 11:53 am

      It’s very rare that I find them. The only store in my area that sells them is Pathmark. I don’t know why more stores don’t carry them. They are delicious!

  16. #
    Beth — February 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Ha! Pull a Miranda Hobbs…I’ve made that move, and silently thanked SATC for teaching me the dish soap method. Your cake looks great!

  17. #
    Joanne — February 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I totally have to cover things in dish soap all the time. Or throw them out. Like out OUT. LIke…down the garbage chute into who-knows-where-ville. Because I will eat things out of my own garbage can. Ugh. Gross.

    But thanks for reminding me to put my roommates brown bananas in the freezer! Safekeeping until I get a chance to make this 🙂

  18. #
    Miriam @ Overtime Cook — February 5, 2012 at 3:07 am

    This looks delicious! I am bookmarking this recipe to try. 🙂

  19. #
    Lisa — February 5, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Love it – wouldn’t be able to stop eating it either, but hold off on the dish soap, just a bit longer 😉

  20. #
    20 — February 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    It’s my go to thing for old bananas and I’m not even that crazy about it. The streusel might help…yummmm.

  21. #
    Emily — February 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Even though this is “cake” I should make it for breakfast, right? RIGHT? Looks amazing and I know my husband will LOVE it for breakfast or dessert!

  22. #
    Dana — February 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I have definitely been tempted to sabotage food so I don’t eat it anymore… sometimes it’s so hard to stop when the food is so good! I can definitely see this cake being one of those foods!

  23. #
    grace — February 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    a fine use for your bananas, brandy! the cinnamon chips are an awesome addition.

  24. #
    Amy (Savory Moments) — February 15, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Your cake looks so moist and flavorful!


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