Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

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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Yield: 16 servings

Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

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


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:

This Lemon Chia Coffee Cake is perfect with tea or coffee. Just a little powdered sugar on top is all it needs for a finishing touch!

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

No need to wait until Fall to make this Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel. Totally acceptable to eat this year round!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel from

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44 comments on “Classic Banana Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze”

  1. 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… 🙂

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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?!

  4. 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!

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

  6. A glaze makes the cake, and this one sure looks fantastic!

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

  8. This looks so yummy! I love the topping and the glaze on the top. So pretty!

  9. YUM! I could eat the cinnamon streusel and maple glaze with a spoon!

  10. These look amazing! Love the streusel topping. I bet these are delicious!

  11. 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.

    • abby

      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!

  12. 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!

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

  15. 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!

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

  17. love, love, love this cake!

  18. Love the maple and banana combination, especially in a coffee cake!

  19. Mmmm bananas and cinnamon make for the perfect breakfast!!!

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

  21. 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!

  22. I LOVE streusel anything! And with that maple glaze?? It looks soooo good!

  23. 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…

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

  25. 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.

  26. Orchid

    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?

  27. 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!

  28. Andrea 412

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

  29. Danielle

    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 🙂

  30. andrea

    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!

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  33. Eudocia

    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!

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