Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Streusel topped banana bread

My SIL made me some of this banana bread and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. My kids DEVOURED it. I tried my hand at it, and it was just as wonderful as Jan's loaf. Definitely a keeper. The streusel topping really makes it delicious.

2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powsder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs - beaten
1 1/2 c mashed ripe banana
1 c sugar
1/2 cup veg oil or melted butter
1/4 c chopped nuts
1 recipe streusel nut topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease two 7 1/2 X 3 1/2 X 2 inch pans
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Make a well in center of flour mixture. Set aside
In another bowl, mix eggs, banana, sugar and oil.
Add the two mixtures together.
Fold in nuts and pour into prepared pan.
Sprinkle streusel topping to top and bakd for 40-45 minutes
Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Remove and cool completely on rack.
Wrap in plastic wrap overnight.

Streusel Topping:
1/3 c brown sugar
3 TBS flour
cut in 2 1/2 TBS butter
Add 1/3 cup chopped nuts