Bon Appetit’s Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

Source: Judy Herbst, Main Library (2005)
Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 1 hour


1 1⁄4 c
semisweet chocolate chips
2⁄3 c
golden brown sugar, firmly packed
1⁄2 c
walnuts, chopped
1 T
1 1⁄2 c
3⁄4 t
baking soda
3⁄4 t
baking powder
1⁄4 t
3⁄4 c
1⁄2 t
unsalted butter (room temperature)
egg (large )
1 1⁄3 c
bananas, mashed very ripe (about 3 large)
3 T


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter and flour 8-inch square metal baking pan. Stir chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter and egg in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in mashed bananas and buttermilk. Add dry ingredients and blend well.

Spread half of batter (about 2 cups) in pan. Sprinkle with half the streusel. Repeat with remaining batter and streusel. Bake about 45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.