Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze is the perfect breakfast for your family and friends. Classic Coffee Cake with a banana twist and maple glazed icing!

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

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

This Classic Coffee cake recipe is what started it all. I don’t even know how to begin describing this cake. 

It starts with a tender, moist banana cake, topped with a crunchy cinnamon streusel and maple glaze. Who wants a slice?

How to make Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake

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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper circle bottoms or spray with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.

For the cake, in a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter with sugar for several minutes until combined. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and beat until well blended, Add in mashed bananas.

Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined. Beat in skim milk and fold in the nuts (optional).

Pour batter evenly into prepared cake pans.

For the streusel, combine flour, sugars, cinnamon, softened butter, and walnuts in a small bowl. I use my hands to break up the butter and combine everything. It should form crumbs!

Divide topping evenly between the two cakes, sprinkling all over the top.

Bake cakes in oven for 25 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely before adding glaze.

For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar with maple syrup (REAL maple syrup is best) until desired consistency. Drizzle over cakes and store in airtight container.

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

Can I freeze Coffee Cake

Absolutely. You can freeze it with or without the glaze. Just know that the glaze may look different after freezing.

Once you’ve cooled your cake completely, slide it into a large gallon sized, freezer ziploc bag. Remove air and freeze.

When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight at room temperature (in bag). 

The best part of this recipe is that it makes two cakes. Perfect for freezing or sharing with a friend!

Can I leave the nuts out of this Classic Coffee Cake

Whether you like to add the walnuts to this coffee cake recipe is completely optional. I love the nutty flavor and texture the walnuts add, but they can also be easily left out.

Simply remove them from the recipe and there are no substitutions, continue as written.

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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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ThisClassic Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake is a tender cake filled with a cinnamon swirl and topped with a delicious brown sugar streusel.

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

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What you’ll need to make Banana Streusel Coffee Cake

  • 2 9-inch round cake pans
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Bananas
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • Walnuts
  • Milk
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar
  • REAL Maple Syrup

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Yield: 20 servings

Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Banana Streusel Coffee Cake is the perfect breakfast for your family and friends. Classic Coffee Cake with a banana twist and maple glazed icing!


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 cakes, 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 9-inch 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

recipe originally published April 4, 2013


About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on April 12, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. This is so delicious! The maple glaze is the perfect topping to this coffee cake and exactly what I need in the morning to start the day. 

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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…

  8. 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!

  9. As a huge fan of banana, this coffee cake is calling my name! And that maple glaze sounds heavenly.

  10. I love this Aimee! I constantly have an excess of ripe bananas hanging around- this would be a great use for them!

  11. 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!

  12. I loooove coffee cake Aimee! I am always trying to come up with new versions. Banana and maple is amazing I bet!

  13. 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! 😀

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

    1. 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!

  16. Cake for breakfast is totally the best idea ever 🙂 Love the cinnamon streusel and banana combination 🙂

  17. YUM! I’ve been loving bananas pretty much everywhere lately — and you can always sell me on a streusel topping 😉

  18. 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!

  19. 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?!

  20. 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. 🙂

  21. 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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