This Banana Bread with Brown Sugar Streusel topping is quick and easy, and a rich super moist banana bread! The streusel topping for this recipe only takes an extra minute or two to make, and adds a delightfully crunchy, sweet layer of flavor!
Combine streusel topping ingredients, blending until butter chunks are pea-size (in a food processor or by hand using pastry cutter, or a pair of butter knives in a criss-cross motion).
Place the bowl of streusel topping in the refrigerator and chill while preheating and preparing the banana bread batter.
Make the Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt). In a separate bowl, cream softened butter and brown sugar. Stir in beaten eggs, then add mashed bananas and stir until combined.
Stir banana mixture into the large bowl of dry ingredients, just until all dry ingredients are moistened. The batter will be lumpy. Pour batter into greased loaf pan. *Top with streusel topping before baking, or at the halfway point in the baking time. I like the results with waiting best.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the loaf. Allow the bread to cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.