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Banana Crumb Cake with Cinnamon Pecans and Chocolate Chips
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5 from 1 vote

Banana Crumb Cake with pecans and chocolate chips

Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert this banana crumb cake is sure to please!  Serve it up with a tall glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee and you'll have some happy people at your table.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana cake, Banana Crumb Cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 545kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


Banana Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt vanilla or plain
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 3-4 small bananas mashed very well
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecan pieces

Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp water if necessary


  • Mix all your dry ingredients together in one bowl.
  • Lightly beat the eggs and add in the Greek yogurt, and oil
  • Mix all these ingredients until well blended.
  • Mash bananas to a puree consistency and mix into wet ingredients
  • Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix just enough to blend.
  • Now fold in the pecans and chocolate chips. (do not overmix)
  • Pour cake batter into a prepared 9 or 10 inch springform pan.

Crumb Topping

  • Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon together
  • Work in softened butter to a crumb consistency
  • (If mixture appears to dry or not crumbly enough add in the water)
  • Top cake with crumb mixture and place on the center rack of the oven.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 25-30 minutes.
  • Allow Cake to cool for 5 minutes then carefully remove the outside of the springform pan.
  • When cool enough to eat, enjoy!


Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.1mg