Banana Bread Crunch Cake

Ingredients

Banana Bread
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 medium bananas 
Cobbler Crunch Topping
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

1 _ Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.

2 _ In large bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, the milk, egg and vanilla; mix well. Mash 1 banana (about 1/2 cup), and add to batter; mix well. Pour into pan. Cut remaining banana into 1/4-inch slices; place in single layer over batter.

3 _ In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, the brown sugar, oats and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir in 1/2 cup melted butter. Add cereal and pecans; mix well. Sprinkle topping over banana slices.


4 _ Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven, loosely cover with foil. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place on cooling rack; cool 15 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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