Banana-nut loaf with streusel topping

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours
Yields Serves 32
Banana-nut loaf with streusel topping
(Los Angeles Times)

Streusel topping


Stir together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter just until crumbly; do not overmix. Stir in the chopped walnuts. Cover and set aside.



Toast the nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Chop them and set aside.


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4 (8x3 3/4-inch) disposable aluminum loaf pans; sprinkle them with the ground nuts and set them aside.


In a large mixing bowl, blend the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add the butter and blend until crumbly. With a rubber spatula, add the chopped walnuts and mix well.


Beat together the bananas, eggs and milk. Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture all at once. Stir gently just until all the dry ingredients are moistened; do not overstir. Spoon the batter into the loaf pans. Sprinkle each loaf with Streusel Topping.


Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the loaves come away from the sides of the pans, 45 minutes.

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