Banana Pecan Coffee Cake Recipe

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Carrie Vasios

We all know the best part of a coffee cake is the crumb, which is why there is a heap of sweet pecan streusel topping this moist banana cake.

Recipe Facts

Active: 25 mins
Total: 85 mins
Serves: 8 to 12 servings

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Ingredients

For the Streusel:

  • 8 ounces chopped pecans

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 7 ounces Greek yogurt

  • 2 cups diced banana, from about 2 medium bananas

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease pan with butter.

  2. For Streusel: In a medium bowl, combine pecans, dark brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and flour and stir to combine. Add flour and melted butter and mix until has the texture of wet sand. Set aside.

  3. For Cake: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment beat butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and egg yolk and beat to combine. Add vanilla and yogurt, then dry ingredients, beating until just mixed together. Gently fold in bananas with a spatula.

  4. Pour batter into pan and smooth top. Cover with pecan mixture. Bake until a tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Let cool then release from springform pan and serve.

Special Equipment

Electric mixer, 9-inch springform pan

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
495 Calories
31g Fat
50g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 495
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 230mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)