Banana Therapy Coffee Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This was a recipe I created as an option other than banana bread for over ripe bananas. It's a full flavor, dense, coffee cake that can be served for brunches or a relaxed dessert after dinner. It's golden color and sweet aroma makes it a great option for banana bread lovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and flour 9x13 pan.
  3. Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
  4. Stir in oil with a fork until mixture is crumbly.
  5. Remove 1 cup of the crumbs and set aside to use for a topping.
  6. Stir egg and milk-soda mixture into dry ingredients.
  7. Beat until smooth.
  8. Pour into prepared pan.
  9. Slice banana's into halves then slice halves lengthwise into about 4 slices per half.
  10. Place on top of batter in pan, sprinkle bananas with brown sugar and then top with reserved crumbs.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minute.
Most Helpful

Wow! This was amazing. So well balanced in flavors, richness, sweetness, spiciness, texture - all perfect. An old-fashioned kind of technique that will be very adaptable to other kinds of fruit as well. The only adaptation I made to make it gluten free was to use a GF flour mix and it all worked out fine. I was a little worried that the batter was too thin, and that there was too much sugar, but I made it according to the recipe and the result was perfect.

Lelandra September 11, 2010

Loved it! I made it in the morning and it was gone by lunch! Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

Stormy L. February 10, 2009