Why are baked goods so expensive? A small piece of coffee cake at Starbucks is like $2. It probably cost me just around $5 to make a whole pan of my own. When sliced up gives me about 16 pieces. So. I saved $27? I’M RICH!
made some orange yogurt cake for my mom to take to church. using a bigger loaf pan = flatter loaves. whoops.
I had three on-the-brink-of-going-bad-almost-black bananas. And a bag of walnuts.
Has anyone noticed I only use walnuts in all my baked goods? Rarely pecans. Never macadamia nuts, pistachios, or anything else. Always walnuts. I don’t really know how or why that came to be.
I would usually make banana bread. But how many times has that been done. I love coffee cake. I love banana bread. Banana bread coffee cake?????? Money!!!!!
ready for the oven :)
This baked a lot faster than I thought it would. The original recipe said 45 minutes but mine was done in 30.
I can never resist the edge piece of anything fresh out of the oven. That dark burned looking stuff is caramelized brown sugar. Oh, herro. Mmmmmmmmmm…….
There’s something about that half-smile swirl inside coffee cake that makes me giddy inside. I don’t believe in coffee cake without a streusel swirl. Which might be another reason why I don’t buy Starbucks’ coffee cake.
Now, I have unlimited coffee cake. This may or may not be a bad thing.
Banana Coffee Cake
adapted from epicurious
2/3 cup golden brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
a little less than 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 1/3 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 large)
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan. Stir brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in small bowl until well blended; set streusel aside. Sift all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, room temperature butter, and egg in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in mashed bananas and buttermilk. Add dry ingredients and stir until just blended.
Spread half of batter (about 2 cups) in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with half of streusel. Repeat with remaining batter and streusel. Bake coffee cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes (mine was done in 30 minutes). Cool coffee cake in pan on rack.