Roasted Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Sharing a favorite banana bread recipe today!  This Roasted Banana Bread with Streusel Topping is sweet, rich and an absolute must-bake for banana bread lovers!

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Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread recipes are some of my favorite things to bake for my family. I get a little excited every time I see bananas that have gotten dark because I know I’ll be making banana bread!

Have you tried roasting your bananas before adding them to your batter? They become caramelized from the butter and brown sugar…literally a dream. Sweet and rich. So excited for you to try this new recipe!

Try my Chocolate Chip Pistachio Banana Bread too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

How To Roast Bananas

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Slice 2 large ripe bananas into 1/2 inch slices.

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Place into ramekin or other small baking dish of choice. Top with cubed cold butter and brown sugar. Bake then remove and let cool for 10 minutes.  They’ll be golden brown.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel banana bread recipe

Prepare your banana bread batter…wet ingredients then dry.

Banana Bread Recipe

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Transfer batter into small loaf pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

banana bread recipe

Place all of the streusel ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until crumbly dough starts to form. Place streusel pieces on top of banana bread batter and bake!

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Let your bread cool completely before slicing. It will be worth the wait, trust me!

banana bread recipe

Crunchy sweet oat streusel in every bite. Mmm!

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Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel Image

Roasted Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

This Roasted Banana Bread with Streusel Topping is sweet, rich and an absolute must-bake for banana bread lovers!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Jenny
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Caramelized Roasted Bananas

  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar

Banana Bread

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Oat Streusel

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oats Quaker 3 minute steel cut oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place sliced bananas into a baking dish. Place butter evenly over bananas and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • To prepare banana bread, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until well combined. Stir in egg and vanilla then roasted bananas. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir until combined then transfer to lightly greased small loaf pan.
  • To prepare oat streusel place cold butter cubes, flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon in food processor. Pulse until mixture becomes a crumbly dough. Remove and place crumbles evenly over banana bread. Bake for 55-65 minutes, until baked through. Let cool completely then slice.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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124 Responses
  1. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    There could never be too many banana bread recipes in my world, especially ones that have oats in the recipe. Love your caramelized banana version!

  2. Susan P.

    The caramelized bananas and streusel topping sound like a great addition to banana bread. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  3. GalacticGourmet

    This sounds absolutely amazing. You can never go wrong with the banana-caramel combo. Yum!

  4. Brianne

    Oh my gosh! I made this tonight and just cut into it. It is fabulous! Thank you for this delicious recipe! Do I have to share with everyone?

  5. emily

    i microwave a bowl of oatmeal then divide it up for my husband, kids and myself then add fruit(usually frozen blueberries) and then milk….one of my daughters prefers applesause rather than milk:) my toddler usually asks for seconds or thirds:)

  6. Hannah

    I love love LOVE overnight oats with a dollop of homemade almond-cashew butter on top. Simply amazing!

  7. Deborah

    I have some bananas that are almost overripe – I need this!! And I’m totally looking for those oats at the store – not only for this bread, but my hubby will go crazy for them!

  8. Bridget

    I love my oatmeal with cinnamon, chia and flax seeds, banana and vanilla almond butter, so good!!

  9. Kate Pellymounter

    I looooooooove chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookies – definitely plan on making them for Easter!

  10. Rena

    this looks incredible!! can’t wait to try the quick cooking steel cut oats. I like my oatmeal plain w half milk and half water. sometimes w some cinnamon on top!

  11. Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Whoa! This banana bread looks amazing. Homemade banana bread is one of my favorite recipes to make when I have overripe bananas lingering on the counter. That streusel sounds amazing, and I love that you used roasted bananas. Pinned.

  12. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    This banana bread looks amazing Jenny! I love making oatmeal in the slow cooker over night – perfect for those busy mornings!

  13. Babara

    I love my oatmeal with dried cranberries, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, pecans, almonds, every combination! I can’t wait to try this recipe. It sounds scrumptious!

  14. Susan Christy

    I eat oatmeal every morning and I also like to use it for baking cookies and bars. My very favorite oatmeal recipe is one I’ve been making for years – no bake cookies.

  15. Michelle G.

    This looks fantastic!!
    I love my oatmeal with peaches and brown sugar! During the fall though nothing beats oatmeal with pumpkin, cinnamon and some chocolate chips! 🙂

  16. Pat Torgrimson

    I love to eat oatmeal in the am. I like to put some in my smoothie and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are our favorite!

  17. sarah k

    This banana bread looks so good! I like mixing peanut butter with honey in oatmeal, making it with coconut milk and shredded coconut. I also like using it in a number of baking and savory dishes too,I love how versatile oatmeal is:)

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