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Sometimes you just have to get crazy and use a box cake mix. Our little one FINALLY lost a top tooth and while we can’t help but secretly giggle at the big hole in her smile or the silly lisp from the missing tooth, we also are so excited for her. There’s nothing better than a kid being so crazy excited about the little things in life. This banana coffee cake was all about celebrating with her.

3 ingredients and you've got yourself banana coffee cake! ohsweetbasil.com

Have I mentioned I have teeth issues? I mean, before we get to the recipe we should really get this out of the way. You see, I have a fear of breaking my teeth, but recently I’ve discovered that I cannot stand loose teeth or pulling teeth. The family finds it hilarious, I find it foul. She even found it so funny she would twist and turn the darn thing all up in my face while I was pinching my eyes shut and literally gagging.

3 ingredients and you've got yourself banana coffee cake! ohsweetbasil.com

Who knew, huh? And then the moment comes, she either pulls her own or has Cade do it and oh sweet mercy! I had to leave the room and plug my ears! You guys, I’m a wimp, and teeth are gross. The. End. Actually, fyi this cake was really yummy and she loved getting it with fruit for breakfast as a surprise the next morning. And it’s just a coffee cake mix, 2/3 cup banana (as per the 2/3 cup water instructions) and 1 egg. Easy. Peasy.

Does Coffee Cake Contain Coffee?

Coffee cake is a moist, tender cake that is usually topped with some kind of streusel topping and served alongside coffee or tea at breakfast.

Although coffee cake could have coffee in it, usually it does not.

It is called coffee cake because it goes well with a cup of coffee.

Can You Eat Bananas When the Peel is Brown?

Overripe bananas may not really look very appetising.

The fruit turns soggy and the banana peel may turn black or brown.

They are still good for you and safe to eat.

Overripe bananas are often used in bread and cake because the have a stronger flavor.

Banana Coffee Cake

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Banana Coffee Cake

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
it's just a coffee cake mix, 2/3 cup banana (as per the 2/3 cup water instructions) and 1 egg. Easy. Peasy.


  • 1 Box Krusteaz Coffee Cake
  • 2/3 Cup over ripe bananas smashed
  • 1 large egg


  • Follow the directions on the back of the box, heating the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together the cake, bananas, and egg.
  • Place half in a greased 8x8 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the crumb topping and then add dolops of the remaining batter on top of the mixture.
  • Use a knife to drag through the batter, swirling the mixture.
  • Top with remaining crumb mixture and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


This cake will keep for 3-4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 278
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 20.2mg7%
Carbohydrates 33.2g11%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4.5g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I was looking for a banana coffee cake and the one I found from scratch was banana chocolate chip. It needed a stick of butter which I did not have on hand so I adapted your idea and added 1/3c chopped walnuts and 3/4 cups chocolate chips to the topping. It came out wonderful!

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    • Oh I may need to try that for the topping. Thank you so much!

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  • I’m with you on teeth being gross!!! But this easy banana coffee cake…love it!!! And I love that it starts with a mix. Yum!!!

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  • teeth ARE kinda gross. So exciting for your little one though! and what a sweet treat for her-I love coffee cake and I love banana so obviously this is the breakfast of champions!

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  • I think the whole teeth falling out thing is gross too. Turns my stomach just thinking about it! The cake looks yummy though!

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  • I live in Wi and I haven’t heard of “Krusteaz Coffee Cake mix”. Would a yellow cake mix do? I am guessing not. Thank you and I really enjoy your website. Look forward to it everyday.

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    • Hi Diane, You don’t have to use Krusteaz, (they make the pancake mix so you’d find it in the baking aisle, very common brand.) Instead you could use any boxed coffee cake and just sub the ingredients the same that I did

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  • Pretty clever, thanks for sharing. So does this mean the tooth fairy will be coming to your house?

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    • Twice! She pulled another out two days later.

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