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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

1

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

Loaves

1

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

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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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