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Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumble Topping

September 28, 2019 (Last Updated: June 4, 2020)

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Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumble Topping is a coffee cake filled with blueberries and topped with pecans. This moist, flavorful coffee cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

A wedge of coffee cake filled with blueberries and topped with pecans.

Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumble Topping! Sometimes life just doesn’t get much better… especially when it involves a delicious home baked good! This coffee cake is filled with blueberries and it is so moist from the banana added to the batter. 

A square casserole dish filled with a blueberry banana coffee cake.

This coffee cake would be perfect for breakfast or brunch. Coffee cakes are pretty versatile and can be served anytime of the day. 

Other coffee cakes I like to make is Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake and this delicious Cranberry Eggnog Coffee Cake.

Coffee cake with fresh blueberries around the cake.

When making this coffee cake, you will want to use ripe bananas. Look for bananas that have a peel that is really spotted or brown. These bananas are best to use in baked dishes. 

Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake with a Pecan Crumble Topping in a baking dish.


Do I use fresh or frozen blueberries?

You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries when making this coffee cake.

Can I use other fruit in this coffee cake?

Yes, you could substitute the blueberries for huckleberries, blackberries or raspberries. 

Does coffee cake have coffee in it?

Nope, if you are thinking coffee cake has coffee you are just like my kids! No coffee in coffee cake. The name comes from a cake served with coffee. However, a coffee cake is delicious with a glass of milk, a cup of hot chocolate, a cup of tea or a cup of coffee! 

A slice of yellow coffee cake filled with blueberries.

How do I make this coffee cake?

  1. In a bowl, combine sugar and butter Butter and sugar combined in a bowl.
  2. Add eggs and combine.
  3. Stir in sour cream and vanilla Cake batter with vanilla and sour cream added to mixture.
  4. Add mashed bananasMashed banana added to batter.
  5. Stir in flour mixture Flour mixture added to cake batter.
  6. Gently fold in blueberries Blueberries added to coffee cake batter.
  7. Combine topping ingredientsChopped pecans, oatmeal, brown sugar and melted butter in a bowl.
  8. Add cake batter to a greased 9 inch square pan. Add topping to batter.Uncooked coffee cake in a baking dish.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes
  10. Allow cake to fully cool before serving

How do I know when this cake is done?

This coffee cake is dense and takes a long time to bake. After 50 minutes check to see if it’s done. Give the cake pan a little jiggle to see if the center of the cake wiggles. If it does, return to the oven for another 5 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake. The toothpick should come out with just a few moist crumbs when it is baked through. A slice of yellow cake with blueberries and pecans on a small plate.

Tips for making coffee cake

  • Use a 2 quart baking dish. I used an 8 x 8″ baking dish
  • Grease your baking dish with a non-stick spray
  • Make certain oven is preheated to 350 
  • Butter should be at room temperature
  • Allow coffee cake to cool before serving

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Blueberry coffee cake with a pecan crumble topping.

Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake with a Pecan Crumble Topping

Moist coffee cake with fresh blueberries and pecans.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 people
Calories 422 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 whole ripe banana (mashed)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries



  • In a bowl, combine sugar and butter.
  • Add eggs and combine.
  • Stir in sour cream and vanilla
  • Add bananas
  • Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder
  • Gently fold in blueberries
  • Add to a greased 8 inch square pan


  • To make the topping mix sugar, cinnamon and oatmeal. Add melted butter and stir.
  • Sprinkle topping over cake mixture.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes.


  • 1 mashed banana is about 1/3 of a cup


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 329mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 532IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana coffee cake, blueberry and banana recipes, blueberry coffee cake, coffee cake recipes
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This recipe was originally published in June of 2016. The recipe and pictures have been updated. 

Recipe adapted from All Recipes




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  • Reply
    May 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe! Came out very light and fluffy. I used walnuts instead of pecans for the topping/streusel and made mine in a bundt cake pan. Thank you for a delicious recipe.

    • Reply
      May 4, 2020 at 5:13 am

      Hi Andi,
      Thanks! The walnuts sound like a perfect substitution! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    October 2, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    5 stars
    I adore coffee cakes and this one is no exception! The texture of this one is spectacular and that crispy topping. Oh my!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    September 30, 2019 at 5:02 am

    5 stars
    Pass me a plate, Kathy! I love coffee cake, and the banana + blueberry twist here sounds delicious. Plus, that streusel on top takes the cake…err, coffee cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Fred G
    December 6, 2018 at 6:07 am

    5 stars
    Interesting mix of ingredients.

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