Wow! About 20 years ago a friend gave me a recipe for banana bread and I've made it many many many times... it's the only recipe I've ever found for banana bread that I really like. And now I have a new one. This is so stinkin good I nearly cried while eating the first one. My first thought was holy freakin cow what is that wonderful concoction in my mouth and my second thought was, I need to make these for every human being I know!
The crumb topping is the absolute kicker. Just when you're enjoying the sweetness of a good, familiar banana muffin, you bite into the crumb topping and go WoW! Crumb topping makes all muffins special and this is just... WoW!
The lowdown... the batter was so thick and sticky I was afraid it wasn't going to bake right. Baked just fine! I had never done crumb topping on anything before and it seemed like it needed more butter to make it chunkier?... so I added another tablespoon. I'm sure it would have been just fine without it. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Oh, I added about a cup of chopped pecans. I like nuts in my banana bread. That's just how I roll. Thanks!! :)
BTW - You can freeze your ripened bananas and use them when you're ready. Put them in your freezer, as is. When you're ready, take out and defrost. They're nasty looking and a bit slimy but just peel and squish the banana out.
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Wow! About 20 years ago a friend gave me a recipe for banana bread and I've made it many many...