Banana Streusel Loaf


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute, cholesterol-free egg product
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 medium bananas, ripe, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup CREAM OF WHEAT Cereal, (1-min., 2-1/2-min. or 10-min. cook time) uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Chocolate Chip Streusel, recipe follows


Beat sugar and margarine in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg product and vanilla; mix well. Stir in bananas.

Mix flour, cereal and baking powder. Add to banana mixture; stir just until moistened. Pour into greased and floured 8x4-inch loaf pan; sprinkle with Chocolate Chip Streusel (see recipe below).

Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Drizzle with powdered sugar glaze, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.

Powdered Sugar Glaze:

Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 Tbsp. milk or water. If necessary, stir in additional 1 Tbsp. milk until glaze is of desired consistency.

Storage Know-How:

Peel, mash and freeze extra overripe bananas in 1-cup portions in airtight containers. Thaw and use later in baked goods.

Nutrition Bonus:

This moist-and-flavorful quick bread, made with better-for-you ingredients, can be a delicious addition to your healthful eating plan.

Chocolate Chip Streusel

1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

2/3 cups packed brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Stir chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in small bowl until well blended; set streusel aside.
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