Banana Crumb Coffee Cake

Ingredients
Crumb Layers

  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes I use vegan butter to keep this dairy-free
  • 3/4 – 1 cup all purpose flour (start with 3/4 cup, and gradually add more if needed)
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature again, use vegan butter for dairy-free option
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup almond milk (you can also use 1%, 2%, whole milk, or even buttermilk)

Glaze (optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp almond milk
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with butter or cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use your hands or two forks to crumble together the cold butter cubes, flour, sugars, and cinnamon until the mixture resembles a crumbly topping. Set aside the crumb mixture. 
  3. crumb mix for coffee cake
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a stand mixer, mix softened butter on medium until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar and mix for another minute, until well incorporated. Then add the eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas, and mix just until ingredients are incorporated (do not overmix!) 
  6. banana crumb coffee cake batter
  7. Turn the mixer down to low, and alternate mixing in milk and flour until all ingredients are combined.
  8. cake mixture in Kitchenaid
  9. Pour half of the cake mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with 1/3 – 1/4 of the crumb mixture. Then pour the remaining cake mixture on top of that layer and finally, top evenly with the remaining crumb topping.
  10. Banana Crumb Coffee Cake ready for oven
  11. Bake at 350º for 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  12. To make the optional glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk. Add more milk as needed until you get the glaze consistency you prefer. Set aside.
  13. Cool at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before drizzling the glaze over the top, slicing, and serving. 

This article and recipe adapted from this site

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