A week or so ago we had a dreary rainy day.

In September.

In Arizona.

Y’all this never happens. It of course went right back to being 100 degrees again, but on that dreary September day, I embraced fall. I let the laundry pile up (even more) let baby girl sit on top of the counter, and we made banana bread. I used my banana bread recipe and added a little streusel topping to fancy things up a bit.

This bread is easy, delicious, and I guarantee you have most, if not all, of these ingredients on hand.


For the bread you will need three ripe bananas, two eggs, a cup of sugar, a cup and a half of flour, one quarter cup melted butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon, one teaspoon baking soda, one teaspoon salt, and one tablespoon vanilla.

Combine all of your wet ingredients in a bowl. Mash bananas then add your egg, butter, and vanilla. Add you dry ingredients to the banana mixture and combine well.

Now you can pour the mixture into a prepared bread pan.

Mix together your streusel ingredients. I usually just mix to consistency but it ends up being about a half stick of softened butter mixed with a quarter cup flour and a quarter cup brown sugar. Mix and then add in a couple sprinkles of cinnamon. You are looking for a crumbly consistency so add more butter or flour to reach that end result.

Once your streusel topping is made you can sprinkle it on top of the batter.

Bake at 325 degrees for about an hour or until lightly browned on top. Let cool and then remove from pan and slice. Serve warm with a little butter and a nice cup of coffee. Enjoy!


Banana Bread

3 Ripe Bananas

2 Eggs

1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 Cup Melted Butter

1 Cup Sugar

1 1/2 Cup Flour

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Salt

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. After combining wet ingredients add to the dry. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until lightly browned on top.

Streusel Topping

1/2 Stick Softened Butter

1/4 Cup Flour

1/4 Brown Sugar

Dash of Cinnamon

Mix together and look for a crumbly consistency. Sprinkle over banana bread batter.

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