I have a confessi0on. We don’t really eat bananas that much, and I don’t really bake that much. But since I had to buy a banana for my banana raita this week, I was secretly really looking forward to picking up a bunch and letting them get nice and ripe for the weekend. Armed with 3 brown-spotted bananas and a few hours to spare, I set out to find a killer banana recipe. I didn’t want to make your everyday banana bread; I wanted to go all out and make a really special treat. Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel sounded too good to be true!
I followed the recipe almost exactly as written, except I substited yogurt for buttermilk and reduced the sugar in the cake batter to 1/2 cup. Warning: This is a VERY sweet cake (notice I did not say too sweet, as that is not in my vocabulary!). But if you like your breakfast sweets on the less-sugary side, feel free to reduce the amount of sugar in the streusel. Or, just serve the cake for dessert – it would work fit perfectly well in that category too! I guess the combination of yogurt and chocolate makes this another submission for Platinum Chef Challenge Round 4!