Banana Coffee Cake

A while back, I had one ripe banana and wanted to find a recipe that would work using it. This is what I came up with. It turned out lighter, more moist, and fluffier than banana bread. That was my husbands analysis! Delicious!


  • 4 oz. of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/8 Cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sour cream, butter and sugar until blended. 
  3. Add egg, beating well.
  4. Add the banana and vanilla. 
  5. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; 
  6. Gradually add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. 
  7. Combine topping ingredients; add half to batter. 
  8. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 9-in. baking pan. 
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining topping. 
  10. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
  11. Cool on a wire rack.  
  12. Yield: 6-8 servings. 

Banana Coffee Cake

Click on over to Mennonite Girls Can Cook to get my recipe for this Banana Coffee Cake! My family says it’s moist and delicious. It’s also a great recipe for using up that one ripe banana that is left from the bunch!

Here’s what losing fifteen pounds looks like on my face. The photo on the left is from April 18th and the photo on the right is from June 3rd. I’ve kind of hit a wall at this point but am happy with what I have been able to de-fluff before the wedding coming up in just seventeen days!

Today Dear and I are working outside again. He has a small section of the siding to finish painting and then we are going to clean up the planter on that side of the house and level out an area to store our trash cans out of sight. I have lots of before and afters to share in the future!

It’s cooling off a little today in the Seattle area. How goes it in your neck of the woods?