A classic loaf recipe is hard to beat and this also goes for this Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread including the perfect crumb topping.

This Banana Bread with Crumb Topping is going to hit the spot! Perfect for when your bananas are about too ripe to eat alone!

 What Makes This Recipe So Great?

Banana Bread has always been a classic baked good you turn to when you have browning bananas, but can be pretty bland without a topping.  Adding a cinnamon crumb topping really puts this recipe over the top and makes it beautiful as well!  If you bring a Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread to any gathering you will be loved by all.

Ingredient Notes:

  • egg
  • sugar
  • unsalted butter – unsalted is preferred so you have full control over how much salt goes in.
  • vanilla – vanilla extract is perfect but if you have vanilla bean paste it is also amazing in this!
  • buttermilk
  • overripe bananas – the overripe part is very important here. We need to see at least some brown spots to bring the most flavor and sugars possible.
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • powdered sugar
  • cinnamon

Recipe Steps:

This is a super straightforward recipe where you just mix everything together but the crumb topping and add it to your loaf pan, then add the crumb topping liberally all over the batter.  It bakes up perfectly then you can sprinkle with some powdered sugar to finish!

This Banana Bread with Crumb Topping is going to hit the spot! Perfect for when your bananas are about too ripe to eat alone!

Ingredients steps for Cinnamon Crumb Banana BreadIngredient steps for Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine butter and sugar.
  2. Next mix in egg and vanilla
  3. Add buttermilk
  4. Add mashed bananas
  5. In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients including flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon and combine to main bowl.
  6. In a small bowl combine flour, powder sugar, cinnamon, salt and mix.
  7. Pour melted butter and combine with your fingers until it turns into a crumble mixture.
  8. Pour crumb mixture ontop of the loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

This Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread is the perfect loaf to make any time of the year!

Pro Tips:

Using parchment paper is the best used when you make a loaf, this allows you to pull the loaf out of the pan to slice and enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this gluten free?

Usually I would say, yes of course. But this recipe has all the classic ingredients so I don’t suggest changing any of the flours or sugar. I do have some other gluten free banana bread recipes that would be amazing. Paleo Gingerbread Banana Bread  is a great recipe to try to get a fun new take on a classic recipe.

Banana Bread recipes never go out of style, so here are a few more to try:

Paleo Chocolate Chip Toasted Coconut Banana Bread

Paleo Cinnamon Pecan Butter Banana Bread

Grain Free Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This Banana Bread with Crumb Topping is going to hit the spot! Perfect for when your bananas are about too ripe to eat alone!

Nutrition for Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread

This is not a Whole 30 or Paleo approved version of Banana Bread with Crumb Topping.  You could always substitute out the ingredients to healthi-fy the recipe.  However each slice is not THAT many calories if you look at the nutrition facts below, only ~300 calories and has a decent amount of protein. What is also nutritious about this recipe is the amount of Iron, Potassium and Folic Acid!  You have to check this one out if you are looking for a yummy treat!

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Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread

4.7 from 37 reviews


This Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread is the perfect combination of moist banana bread and a crumbly coffee cake topping. It is a crowd pleaser!


Units Scale
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


  1. In a large bowl of a mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the sugar, egg and vanilla until combined. Add the butter and beat until smooth and the butter is fully incorporated. Beat in the buttermilk and bananas.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet until all the flour is incorporated. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and pour in the batter. * Note that not all loaf pans are the same size. You may have extra batter, so just pour in enough so there is still about an inch or 2 of space before the top of the pan.
  3. Make the crumb topping by combining the powdered sugar, flour, cinnamon salt and melted butter. Using your hands, crumble the mixture over the batter in the pan. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


    • Divide batter  and topping between muffin tins, spacing them out every other. Fill each cup up all the way.
    • Bake at 425 for 7 minutes then reduce the heat to 350 and continue cooking for about 17 more minutes.