Banana Bread Cobbler With Streusel Topping Recipe

Do you ever find yourself with a bunch of ripe bananas and wonder what to do with them before they go bad? Look no further! I present to you the Banana Bread Cobbler With Streusel Topping recipe. A perfect way to utilize those ripe bananas while satisfying your sweet tooth.

This recipe combines the flavors of banana bread and cobbler with a crunchy streusel topping – a match made in dessert heaven. The best part? It’s easy to make and requires only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Not only will this dessert fill your home with the smell of baked goodness, it will also impress everyone at the table. From its crispy top to its warm and gooey center, the Banana Bread Cobbler With Streusel Topping is sure to leave you feeling satisfied and peckish for more.

So why wait? Grab those ripe bananas and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Banana Bread Cobbler With Streusel Topping
Banana Bread Cobbler With Streusel Topping

Picture this: you’re sitting at a cozy coffee shop, indulging in a warm banana bread with your favorite beverage. Now imagine taking that experience to the next level by adding a crumbly streusel topping as well as turning it into a cobbler form; thus creating the ultimate banana bread cobbler recipe.

If you have never tried this recipe before, let me tell you that it is nothing short of divine. The combination of ripe bananas and buttery streusel creates a texture that is soft yet crunchy, tender yet crispy. The aroma of cinnamon and pecans wafting through your kitchen will surely make your mouth water.

This banana bread cobbler is the perfect solution for those looking to transform their over-ripe bananas into something special. The self-rising flour makes it incredibly easy to bake up a fluffy and moist cake-like texture, and the streusel topping is made with simple ingredients that result in a wonderful crumble consistency that contrasts amazingly with the softness of the banana.

Furthermore, this dessert is versatile enough to serve on any occasion, whether it’s a fanciful dinner party or simply elevating your family movie night. And if you are really feeling adventurous, consider pairing it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra-rich treat.

In conclusion, embrace your inner baker and add this banana bread cobbler recipe to your repertoire; it is sure to please anyone who tries it. So whether you crave comfort food, feel peckish in between meals, or just want to treat yourself to a sweet dessert, indulge in our streusel-topped banana bread cobbler and prepare to be blown away!

Ingredient List

 Freshly baked banana bread cobbler, ready to be devoured
Freshly baked banana bread cobbler, ready to be devoured

Let’s take a look at the ingredients that you’ll need to make this mouthwatering Banana Bread Cobbler With Streusel Topping recipe. Be sure to have all of them before starting, and don’t worry, you won’t need anything too fancy! Here’s what you’ll need:

For the Banana Bread:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 4 medium size ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups self-rising flour

For the Streusel Topping:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For Serving:

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

You can find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store. If you can’t find self-rising flour, you can make your own by mixing 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 and a half teaspoons of baking powder and a quarter teaspoon of salt. Let’s move on to the recipe how-to so that we can start baking!

The Recipe How-To

 Sweet and scrumptious, a perfect dessert or breakfast treat
Sweet and scrumptious, a perfect dessert or breakfast treat

Now, onto the main event. Putting together this mouth-watering Banana Bread Cobbler with Streusel Topping is easy as pie. Here’s a step-by-step guide to create this delectable dessert.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Before diving in, ensure you have all the ingredients listed below.

  • Self-rising flour: 1 and ½ cups
  • Light brown sugar: 1 and ½ cups, packed
  • Butter, softened: 1 cup
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract: 1 and ½ teaspoon
  • Medium-sized ripe bananas, sliced: 4
  • Streusel topping (see below): divided into two portions of ¾ and ¼ (for sprinkling on top)

For the streusel topping, here are what you’ll need:

  • Self-rising flour: 1 cup
  • Light brown sugar: ¾ cups, packed
  • Butter, melted: ½ cup
  • Chopped pecans: 3/4 cup
  • Rolled oats: ½ cup

Step 2: Preheat your oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 3: Prepare the Banana Bread Batter

In a bowl, mix together the self-rising flour and light brown sugar until they are thoroughly combined. With an electric mixer, cream in butter until it reaches a creamy consistency. Add milk and vanilla essence, then mix thoroughly with dry ingredients. Lastly fold in sliced bananas, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout.

Spread bread cobbler batter evenly into an ungreased baking dish (measuring around nine by thirteen inches).

Step 4: Create a Streusel Topping

In another bowl, combine rolled oats, self-rising flour, chopped pecans, light brown sugar until evenly mixed together. Pour butter over the dry ingredients slowly while stirring it gently with a fork. The end result should be slightly moist but not soaked by melted butter.

Pour three-quarter cup of streusel cobbler mixture over banana bread batter; spread it out to cover evenly. Keep the rest for later usage.

Step 5: Bake

Pop your cobbler into preheated oven at 350°F for approximately thirty minutes or until golden brown on top.

Step 6: Add Finishing Touches

Remove cobbler from oven and let cool for about ten minutes before serving hot with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Sprinkle reserved one quarter portion of cobbler streusel topping on top of scoop ice cream. The softness of banana bread combined with crunchy pecans and sweet streusel topping will leave even the most peckish sweet tooth satiated!

This step-by-step guide allows even entry-level bakers to create this impressive treat perfect for

Substitutions and Variations

 The streusel topping adds a perfect crispy texture to the soft, warm banana bread
The streusel topping adds a perfect crispy texture to the soft, warm banana bread

Now, let’s talk about all the ways you can personalize and tweak this indulgent banana bread cobbler recipe to your liking. Whether you are looking to experiment with different flavors or cater to a specific dietary requirement, these substitutions and variations have got you covered.

To make this recipe dairy-free or vegan-friendly, you can swap the butter for coconut oil or vegan butter and use almond milk or another plant-based alternative instead of regular milk. This simple adjustment won’t compromise on taste and will make this decadent dessert accessible to everyone!

If you want to add an extra layer of texture and flavor to your cobbler, try incorporating some nuts into the streusel topping mixture. Chopped pecans or walnuts work particularly well, but you could also go for something more exotic like macadamia or cashews.

For those with a sweet tooth, consider sprinkling some chocolate chips over the banana slices before adding the streusel topping. The melted chocolate will blend perfectly with the warm banana slices to create a truly irresistible treat.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to change things up completely, you could try swapping out the bananas in favor of fresh peaches or even apples. This fruity twist will add a new dimension to this classic cobbler dessert and give it a refreshing summery feel.

Finally, if you truly cannot get enough of that crumbly streusel topping, why not experiment with some alternative ingredients? Cinnamon crumble, granola, cream cheese, or even a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar can go a long way in taking this dish to new heights – perfect for curing peckishness!

Serving and Pairing

 Aromatic and comforting, this banana bread cobbler will make your home smell amazing
Aromatic and comforting, this banana bread cobbler will make your home smell amazing

Welcome to the delicious world of banana bread cobbler with streusel topping! This incredible dessert is best served warm, straight out of the oven, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top. Trust me, you’ll be in heaven with every bite.

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try pairing this dessert with a warm cup of coffee or tea, and let the flavors dance in your mouth. The combination of the sweet and nutty taste, paired with a hot beverage, is perfect for those chilly nights when you’re feeling peckish.

This cobbler goes impeccably well with a light and fruity red wine like Pinot Noir, Beaujolais or a Zinfandel. The wine’s tannins will balance the sweetness of this dessert while complementing the natural banana flavor. If you prefer white wine, opt for a sweeter Riesling, Moscato or Gewürztraminer to enhance the decadence of the dish.

If you’re looking for something more refreshing to harmonize with this rich dessert, try accompanying it with a bowl of fresh fruit salad or fruit skewers soaked in lemon juice to act as an acid to cut through the sweetness.

This banana bread cobbler is simple yet incredibly scrumptious so don’t feel obliged to serve it up with any fancy additions. However, if you’d like to add an extra touch during special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas, dollop some homemade whipped cream on top and finish sprinkling chopped pecans or cinnamon sugar for that extra crunch.

Now that you have discovered my secret on how I enjoy my banana bread cobbler with streusel topping indulge in a tasty pâtisserie invention that you’ll crave day and night!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This recipe takes banana bread to a whole new level with its delicious cobbler twist
This recipe takes banana bread to a whole new level with its delicious cobbler twist

Picture this: you’ve just whipped up a delicious banana bread cobbler with streusel topping, topped with vanilla ice cream on a perfect weekend afternoon. You dive in and take a few bites… and suddenly the phone rings. A friend needs help moving, or there’s an emergency that requires your attention. You hate to waste such a delectable dessert, but there’s no way you could finish it all on your own.

What to do? Fear not, my peckish friend! This recipe is perfect for making ahead, storing, and reheating later.

Firstly, let’s discuss make-ahead. You can prepare this banana bread cobbler with streusel topping well in advance, so it’s ready when you are. Follow the recipe instructions as normal until you reach the point of baking. Instead of popping it straight into the oven, cover it with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake it. The flavors will actually concentrate while they rest, making for an even richer taste experience.

Next up, let’s chat about storing your leftover banana bread cobbler. Once cooled to room temperature (if there’s any left to cool!) store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. The topping may not have quite the same crunch as when first baked, but it’ll be just as tasty.

Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about reheating. To reheat your banana bread cobbler with streusel topping for optimum enjoyment, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove any plastic wrap or foil and bake covered until hot and bubbly – typically around 25-30 minutes depending on serving size.

Alternatively, if time is of the essence or you only want a single serving for yourself, place leftovers in a microwave-safe dish and heat for 1-2 minute intervals until heated through; stirring occasionally.

So there you have it – make-ahead options for busy times (or forgetful cooks!), tips for storing leftovers without sacrificing flavor and instructions on how to reheat this delicious dessert for maximum enjoyment every time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A bite of this warm goodness is like a cozy hug on a chilly day
A bite of this warm goodness is like a cozy hug on a chilly day

As a professional chef, I’ve seen my fair share of baking mishaps. To ensure that your Banana Bread Cobbler with Streusel Topping comes out perfectly every time, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Use Ripe Bananas:

When making banana bread, it’s essential to use ripe bananas. Those spots on the skin may not look appealing, but they indicate that the fruit is sweet and oxidized which help to flavor and sweeten your banana bread. If your bananas are not ripe enough, then place them in a paper bag for a day or two- this will make them fully ripened.

2. Make Use of the Right Flour:

For this banana bread cobbler recipe, use self-rising flour rather than regular flour as it gives the recipe its lift, and you need that for a perfect result. Regular flour won’t give you the same fluffiness, and your bread may end up dense.

3. Add Some Pecans:

If you want to take your banana bread cobbler to another level, try adding some chopped pecans to the topping before baking. Add pecans into the streusel crumb mixture or toss chopped pecans over the batter before topping with the streusel for added flavor and crunch.

4. Don’t Overmix Your Batter:

When preparing the batter for your banana bread cobbler, be careful not to overmix it as it can overwork the gluten protein in the flour which can result in a tough dessert instead of tender crusty bread. Mix until all ingredients are combined and stop when it looks homogenous.

5. Check Your Oven Temperature:

Different ovens often have their temperature regulation system; check to make sure your oven is preheated to 375°F or 180°C before you start baking also note your oven temperature control cycle because many tend to fluctuate when cycling on and off during contrarious build-up directions.

6. Let Your Bread Cool Before Serving:

Once out from oven let cool it on wire rack for at least fifteen(15) minutes before serving. This waiting makes it easier to serve warm or at room temperature without unpleasant negative effects like causing accidental burns or crumble apart unnecessarily

By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to turn out an irresistible Banana Bread Cobbler with Streusel Topping that everyone will love!

Bottom Line

Are you feeling peckish? Want something sweet and hearty to satisfy your cravings? Look no further than this Banana Bread Cobbler with Streusel Topping recipe. Trust me, once you have a taste, you won’t be able to resist going back for more.

Not only is this cobbler recipe easy to make, but it’s also versatile. You can substitute the toppings or adjust the ingredients to fit your taste preferences. And serving it with some vanilla ice cream is the perfect addition to any meal or occasion.

But don’t just take my word for it. Try this recipe out for yourself and watch as your taste buds are filled with joy. This Banana Bread Cobbler with Streusel Topping is sure to become a staple in your dessert recipes, alongside classics like peach cobbler and banana pudding.

So what are you waiting for? Grab some ripe bananas and get started on this deliciously decadent cobbler dessert. Your taste buds will thank you!

Banana Bread Cobbler With Streusel Topping

Banana Bread Cobbler With Streusel Topping Recipe

A great recipe from Southern Living.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 655.9 kcal



  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup uncooked regular oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Bread Pudding

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, sliced


  • To make the streusel – Stir together brown sugar, flour, and butter until crumbly, using a fork. Stir in oats and pecans. Set aside.
  • To make bread pudding – Preheat oven to 375°. Whisk together flour and next 2 ingredients just until blended; whisk in melted butter. Pour batter into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Top with banana slices, and sprinkle with Streusel Topping.
  • Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with ice cream.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 213gCalories: 655.9kcalCarbohydrates: 91.2gProtein: 8.1gFat: 30.8gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 65.3mgSodium: 485.1mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 52.4g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Tropical, Weeknight
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