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Banana Coffee Cake

It’s recipe time! I used to use my over-ripe bananas to make banana bread but I found a new recipe that I’ve made a couple times now and just love it. I hope you do too.

Banana Coffee Cake

  • one-half cup butter
  • three-fourths cup sugar*
  • one and three-fourths cup all purpose flour, divided
  • two tsp. baking powder
  • one-half tsp. salt (healthy option: sea salt)
  • one-half tsp. ground cinnamon
  • one-fourth tsp. baking soda
  • two beaten eggs
  • two ripe med. bananas, mashed (1 cup)
  • one-fourth cup milk
  • one tsp. vanilla

*Healthy Option: unrefined sugar (Sucanat or Rapadura)

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add three-fourths cup of the flour; just until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve one-half cup for topping. Stir together remaining one cup flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and soda. Stir into butter mixture. Combine eggs, mashed banana, milk and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just enough until it is mixed.

Spread in a greased 9" x 9" x 2" pan. Sprinkle with the reserved one-half cup crumb mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 9 servings.

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