Cinnamon Crunch Bread draws from the best; it takes the crunchy, buttery, cinnamon-sweet streusel topping from coffee cake and piles it atop an extra tender, melt-in-your-mouth banana bread. The result is the best of both worlds, a breakfast or brunch treat that tastes like a dessert. Cinnamon Crunch Bread takes a little bit of time to come together, but once it’s done, it will bring everyone together at the table where they can enjoy slice after slice of this beautiful bread. Mornings just got magical!

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For the crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour, plain or whole wheat
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter

For the bread:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch or whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease and line a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Step 3 –Place 1/2 cup of flour with the brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a medium bowl.

Step 4 –Mix the butter into the mixture, rubbing it with your fingers to form crumbs.

Step 5 –Refrigerate the crumb mixture until ready to use.

Step 6 –In a large bowl, combine 1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, the baking powder, and the salt, stirring until well combined.

Step 7 –Stir the eggs, banana, sugar, oil, and Greek yogurt together in a separate large measuring jug until well combined.

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Step 8 –Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredient mixture and fold together until the flour is just moistened; a few lumps remaining are fine.

Step 9 –Place the batter in the prepared loaf tin.

Step 10 –Sprinkle the top with the crumb mixture.

Step 11 –Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes.

Step 12 –Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes.

Step 13 –Transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 14 –Serve.