February 24, 2021
Hold it! Wait! Don’t make another plain old banana bread with those overripe bananas in the corner of your kitchen! Try this! Taste this! It’s delicious and different. Definitely a nice change from the Covid banana bread recipe you’ve been making for months. And you certainly don’t want to throw out those old bananas again when you have something new and easy to do with them.
This is not your traditional cobbler. There is a cakey bottom, followed by a layer of bananas, covered in a streusel topping. It comes out tasting like banana bread but its untraditional appearance makes it special. I guarantee it!
Also, please please, I beg you, don’t skip over this recipe because it calls for self rising flour. You can make it yourself so easily! All you need to make your own is 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Mix well and keep leftovers in an air tight container. Right?!?! Isn’t that easy?
I think this banana bread cobbler is best served warm with maybe a little vanilla ice cream on the side. But I can also tell you from experience that it’s good for breakfast the next morning!
Banana Bread Cobbler
For the Cake
1 cup (120 grams) self-rising flour (see introduction if you don’t have any)
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
1 cup milk (any percentage)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted
3-4 medium bananas, any ripeness will do (I used overripe bananas)
For the Streusel Topping
1/2 cup (100 grams) packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (60 grams) self-rising flour (see introduction if you don’t have any)
1/2 cup (113 grams ) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (99 grams) uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup (85 grams) pecans, chopped and toasted (optional)
For the Cake
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease an 8 inch square baking dish with baking spray.
Whisk together the flour, sugar and milk until combined. Whisk in the melted butter. Pour into the prepared pan. Top with banana slices. It’s ok if they overlap.
For the Streusel
Stir together the brown sugar, flour and butter until crumbly
Stir in oats and pecans. Set aside.
Sprinkle the streusel on top of the bananas. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until brown.