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Peanut Butter and Banana Coffee Cake

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This recipe for Peanut Butter and Banana Coffee Cake is going to have you drooling. I can think of no better way to wake up in the morning than to a large slice of breakfast cake. It's wonderful with a cup of coffee and is definitely the best way to start your day. The delicious cinnamon crumb topping paired with light and fluffy cake that's flavored with peanut butter and banana is going to be a huge hit at breakfast!

peanut butter banana coffee cake with a slice being taken out

Who can say no to cake for breakfast?! I know I can't. I jump on every opportunity to have a delicious coffee cake and my morning meal.

I've been experimenting a ton since I had such success with this cinnamon crumb coffee cake. It's a fellow blogger's recipe and one that is always a hit on my site.

Since I shared that recipe, I've made raspberry jelly donut coffee cake and cinnamon sour cream coffee cake. And today I'm reviving a lost favorite - Peanut Butter and Banana Coffee Cake.

It combines three of my favorites. Peanut butter. Banana. Coffee cake. You simply can't go wrong with this.

overhead view of peanut butter and banana coffee cake slices on white plates

This recipe has received a total makeover and is adapted from my sweet potato coffee cake. It's tender, moist, and so flavorful.

The cake is made with oil instead of butter. But you honestly won't miss the buttery taste because of all the peanut butter and banana. On top of the cake is a crunchy cinnamon streusel.


Tips for coffee cake

Make sure the butter you use for the topping is softened. I learned this trick from the cinnamon crumb cake I mentioned above. Softened butter coats the sugar and flour evenly and crispens better during baking.

The recipe says to use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour. If you don't have a pastry blender, you can use your hands. Just work the butter in with your fingertips.

Use a 10-inch springform pan. A 9-inch springform will also work. It's much easier to remove the cake from a springform.

side view of a slice of peanut butter and banana coffee cake on a white plate

You can get away with using a regular cake pan but it must be at least 3-inches tall or the cake will overflow. And be sure to grease the pan well!

The cake takes a good 50 minutes to bake and then it needs time to cool before serving. because of this, I've left make-ahead tips in the recipe below.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Coffee Cake

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This recipe for Peanut Butter and Banana Coffee Cake is going to have you drooling. I can think of no better way to wake up in the morning than to a large slice of breakfast cake. It’s wonderful with a cup of coffee and is definitely the best way to start your day. The delicious cinnamon crumb topping paired with light and fluffy cake that’s flavored with peanut butter and banana is going to be a huge hit at breakfast!

Ingredients

For the topping

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

For the cake

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana, about 2 to 3 large bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 10-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Make the topping

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles peas sized crumbs. Set aside.

Make the cake  

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter, oil, and sugar together until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the mashed banana followed by the vanilla. 
  2. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a whisk. Add half of the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Stir to combine. Gradually add the milk followed by the remaining flour mixture. Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Slice and serve. Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Notes

Make ahead tip

  1. Bake the cake as directed and cool completely. Tightly cover the cooled cake and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bring the cake to room temperature before serving. You can also warm the cake slightly by baking it at 300°F for 15 minutes. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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VickiD

Sunday 21st of June 2020

This recipe was perfect to get me out of the 'brown bananas turned into banana bread' I had fallen into.

I only made one change to the recipe...a dash of nutmeg in the struesel topping.

The person that complained about the extended cooking time and disproportionate topping could not have used the right size pan.

It cooked in 45 minutes and the topping amount was perfect.

Definitely a keeper!

Laura

Saturday 9th of February 2019

I'm confused- there doesn't appear to be any coffee in this recipe!? Is it just a cake to eat with a cup of coffee...?

Jen Sobjack

Monday 11th of February 2019

Right. Coffee cake is a breakfast cake that is served with tea or coffee.

Paul

Friday 2nd of March 2018

350 for 50 minutes? My oven temp is bang on and this took 50+10, +10 again (70 mins total) in the suggested spring form pan. I also think the topping quantity could be cut in half, unless you like your topping a full inch thick.

Audra

Monday 19th of June 2017

Just made this, it's cooling on the counter. Smells great! Can't wait to taste!!

Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

Tuesday 6th of June 2017

I would love a slice of this coffee cake for breakfast! I love the addition of the peanut butter.

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