Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

by aimee @ shugarysweets on April 4, 2013

Banana Streusel Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast for your family and friends, easy to make too! @shugarysweets #banana

I’ve been cooking up some wonderful breakfast ideas with banana lately.

This coffee cake is what started it all. I don’t even know how to begin describing this cake. So how about we just look at a couple pictures…

Banana Streusel Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast for your family and friends, easy to make too! @shugarysweets #banana

Banana Streusel Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast for your family and friends, easy to make too! @shugarysweets #banana

The moist banana cake portion is delicious. You totally could have stopped there. But why would you?

I topped the cake with a cinnamon streusel and maple glaze. I insist you do the same.

And the best part? This recipe makes TWO cakes. One for now, one to freeze for later. Or one to give to a friend. Or two to eat immediately. Ha!

Banana Streusel Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast for your family and friends, easy to make too! @shugarysweets #banana

I think every home should have a recipe box filled with the classics. This banana coffee cake will hopefully one day make it into YOUR recipe box too!

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Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 16


    For the Cake:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • For the Streusel:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup


  1. For the cake, beat butter with sugar for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until combined. Add bananas and beat until mashed (I toss mine in whole, but you can mash them first if you prefer). Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined. Beat in nuts and skim milk.
  2. Pour batter into two 9inch round cake pans that have been greased generously.
  3. In a small bowl, mix streusel topping ingredients together. I use my hands to break up the butter and mix it with the other ingredients. Mix until it forms crumbs. Divide topping evenly between the two cakes, sprinkling on the top. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on rack completely before adding glaze.
  4. For the glaze, beat powdered sugar with maple syrup until desired consistency. Drizzle over cakes. Store in airtight container.


**cakes can be stored in airtight container in the freezer. When ready to eat, thaw on counter. ENJOY.

I love breakfast cakes. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Lemon Chia Breakfast Cake: delicious, moist lemon coffee cake with chia seeds! perfect for brunch #lemon #chiaseeds @shugarysweets

Caramel Apple Coffee cake: the chunky cinnamon apples topped with a caramel glaze will make you want another slice!

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake: this delicious breakfast cake combines all your favorites #cinnamonroll #caramelapple

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Eva @ Eva Bakes April 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm

You are right – the already awesome banana coffee cake totally needed streusel and maple glaze. Now it is complete! It would be better if I was eating a slice of it right now though… :)
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Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection April 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I love that you added a streusel AND glaze! This looks amazing! I’ve been making a lot of banana recipes for breakfast as well, but haven’t thought to make something like this. :)
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Erin | The Law Student's Wife April 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Oh yes, I will be making two and keeping both at home. One for me, one for the hubby. I mean, I probably shouldn’t reallllly have my own personal full-size coffee cake, but with that crumbly topping and outrageous glaze, how can I resist?!
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marcie@flavor the moments April 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I love banana everything. I’m baking banana muffins as I type and they smell good! Your recipe looks perfect. Every great coffee cake needs streusel, and the glaze is the icing on the already perfect looking cake! I’m going to have to squeeze this in soon!
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Kelly @ HIdden Fruits and Veggies April 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm

YUM! I’ve been loving bananas pretty much everywhere lately — and you can always sell me on a streusel topping ;-)
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Mmm this sounds so lovely!
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Katy @ KatysKitchen April 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

A glaze makes the cake, and this one sure looks fantastic!
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Joy @ Baking-Joy April 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Cake for breakfast is totally the best idea ever :-) Love the cinnamon streusel and banana combination :-)
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Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treatsj April 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

This looks so yummy! I love the topping and the glaze on the top. So pretty!
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Meghan @ The Tasty Fork April 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm

YUM! I could eat the cinnamon streusel and maple glaze with a spoon!
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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes April 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm

These look amazing! Love the streusel topping. I bet these are delicious!
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nicole @ I am a Honey Bee April 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Sounds awesome!

how ripe were your bananas? Mushy? I want to make this but I don’t have any and I’m just wondering if I bought new ones if it would work.
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abby April 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

If your bananas aren’t overripe, you can intensify the banana flavor by roasting them in their skins at 350 for 20 minutes. If you already have overripe bananas, roast them anyway…makes your cake even more delicious!


Averie @ Averie Cooks April 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I love a good coffee cake and with bananas…oh, my fave! I always have a craving for banana bread. This is the perfect marriage!
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Jess @ OnSugarMountain April 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

TWO cakes you say? So one for my co-workers and one to hide in my room on my bedside table next to my alarm clock? Then I could wake up each morning to the sight (and taste)of this cake?! Done and Done! :D
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I loooove coffee cake Aimee! I am always trying to come up with new versions. Banana and maple is amazing I bet!
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tanya April 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

Bonus, two cakes! Gotta love a recipe that gives. I am happy you didn’t stop with just a banana cake, the topping is to die for!
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Audra | The Baker Chick April 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

I love this Aimee! I constantly have an excess of ripe bananas hanging around- this would be a great use for them!
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carrian April 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

love, love, love this cake!
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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction April 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

Love the maple and banana combination, especially in a coffee cake!
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) April 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Mmmm bananas and cinnamon make for the perfect breakfast!!!
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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry April 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

As a huge fan of banana, this coffee cake is calling my name! And that maple glaze sounds heavenly.
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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking April 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I love the idea of making two cakes to eat them :) I almost never have bananas ripe enough to use in baking, but boy, this cake sure looks good!
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Ari @ Ari's Menu April 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I LOVE streusel anything! And with that maple glaze?? It looks soooo good!
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Stacy | Wicked Good Kitch April 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Yay for coffee cake, Aimee! I’m working on a few coffee cakes, too, with Mother’s Day around the corner. Love bananas in quick breads…makes them especially moist and tender! Love streusel…lots of it, too. And, the glaze is truly the icing on the cake! Pinning…


Nutmeg Nanny April 7, 2013 at 12:19 am

I love coffee cake so much, I don’t have it nearly enough though. Love that you used bananas in this :)


Laura@bakinginpyjamas April 14, 2013 at 4:27 am

This is nice alternative to making banana bread, I like the idea of using them in a coffee cake. Good combination with the banana’s and walnuts.


Orchid April 16, 2013 at 8:05 pm

This cake looks lovely, but since its a coffee cake I was expecting coffee in the recipe, is this a mistake, or is a US coffe cake something different to a UK one?


Suse August 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Coffee cake in the US is usually a brunch or breakfast treat enjoyed with a up of coffee


Suse August 27, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Oops….cup of coffee which I am sure everyone has figured out


Carol April 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I was looking for something different than banana bread or muffins for my very ripe bananas. So thrilled to have found this recipe! Made it this morning and it is a WINNER! A new family favorite. Thanks so much for sharing!


aimee @ shugarysweets April 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Thanks Carol, it’s a favorite around here too. I appreciate you letting me know how much you enjoyed the recipe!


Andrea 412 July 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Just made this and wow, so easy and totally delicious. A great way to use up bananas. Thanks!


Danielle November 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Hi there! Thanks for posting this recipe- just tried it with 3 overripe bananas that I had.

The coffee cakes are cooling as I type and it smells divine :)


aimee @ shugarysweets November 12, 2013 at 7:37 am

Hope they taste as great as they smell!! ENJOY.


andrea January 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Hello. I’m currently making this for about the 10th time and figured I should let you know what a great recipe it is! It’s so forgiving and easy and everyone absolutely loves it. I leave out the nuts (allergy). I also love that it makes 2–one to eat and one to give away or freeze. Perfect! Thanks!


aimee @ shugarysweets January 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Aww, thanks so much for stopping back and letting me know!!! So glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe!!


Eudocia May 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Hi! Love your blog–I stumbled across it last night when I was trying to think of what to do with my three overripe bananas.

I made these two cakes–saved one and brought the other to work. I couldn’t stop eating the one at home!

The people at work really raved about it! Awesome recipe! Thanks!


Debby January 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Simply perfect


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