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Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

The other day I made this scrumptious banana coffee cake with chocolate chip streusel and do you know what my husband said about it? HE TOLD ME I SHOULD SELL THE STUFF. Sell it. For money. Because it's just that good. This is quite possibly the nicest thing my husband has ever said about my food before.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast recipes, easy cake recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 494kcal


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1 stick
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed very ripe bananas about 3 large
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk or plain yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and an 8x8 inch baking dish.
  • Stir chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in small bowl until well blended; set streusel aside.
  • Sift together (or just STIR TOGETHER) all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter, and egg in a large bowl until fluffy. Mix in mashed bananas and buttermilk or yogurt. Add flour mixture and blend well.
  • Spread half of batter in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with half of streusel. Repeat with remaining batter and streusel. Bake coffee cake until toothipick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes and serve.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.8mg