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Hey everyone, this is Sarah again–you know the one girl who is taking over Oh Sweet Basil with all of her adoption stuff! I am not gone yet! And you are going to be glad that I am not, because I get to share with you our favorite banana bread recipe.  

This isn’t any normal banana bread this is Banana Crumb Bread — same wonderful flavors of banana bread with sugar on top…literally. Which just makes it all the better. It is our favorite bread to share with family, friends, and neighbors because there is nothing better than receiving a warm loaf of banana bread, except receiving a warm loaf of banana bread that has a sweet crumb topping.

This recipe is quick and easy but has a wonderful depth of flavor with the added cinnamon and vanilla in the bread and the brown sugar and cinnamon crumb topping. It works perfectly to make into one big loaf or 2-3 small loaves. The end product comes out nice and dense.

I do have one problem if I don’t give the banana bread away…I eat it all. But banana bread is healthy, right? It has bananas in it.

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How Long Will Banana Bread Keep?

Freshly baked banana bread will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature. Banana bread should be wrapped tightly to maintain freshness.

Can Banana Bread Be Frozen?

Banana bread freezes very well, as does all quick breads. Wrap tightly in plastic, foil, or place in heavy duty freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months.

Are Bananas Good For You?

Bananas are high in potassium and contain good levels of protein and dietary fiber. Potassium helps muscles to contract and nerve cells to respond. It keeps the heart beating regularly and can reduce the effect of sodium on blood pressure.

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Banana Crumb Bread

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Banana Crumb Bread

3.37 from 22 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings


  • 2 bananas mashed about 1 cup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup applesauce

Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Butter


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • Mix together the bananas, eggs, sugar, applesauce and oil. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients then add to the wet ingredients and mix again.
  • Pour in greased loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, using a fork, mix the crumb mixture together and sprinkle the crumb mixture on top.
  • Bake at 325 for 50-55 minutes or until done.
  • You may tent the top with foil if it's browning too much while baking.


to freeze: wrap in plastic and foil and freeze for up to 3 months
Nutrition Facts
Banana Crumb Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 503 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 521mg23%
Potassium 310mg9%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 169IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* 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 made 12 mini loaves tonight and the topping is fantastic, but the bread is bland and dry. I thought perhaps I did something wrong, but after reviewing the recipe, I am certain I followed it to a “t”.

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    • Hi Erin. I’m sorry this was disappointing for you. Did you use perfectly ripe bananas? If they are too green or too ripe, they will not pack as much flavor.

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  • If i wanted to make them into muffins, how long would I cook them for?

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  • How long would I bake the small loaves for? I’m 37 1/2 weeks pregnant and trying to make as many easy, freeze ahead, yummy snacks to take to the hospital.. And this sounds delicious!! Thanks a bunch!!

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    • Hi Georgina, I would try 30-38 minutes, but you’ll just need to watch them as all ovens love to bake differently. Congratulations! I wish I was that far along!

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  • I’m not seeing when to add the applesauce. Is it at the beginning with the eggs, bananas and sugar?

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    • I’m so sorry about that, it’s with the bananas. 🙂

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  • ooooh you’re right I AM glad! The crumb topping of this banana bread totally puts it over the top!

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