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Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumble Topping

September 28, 2019 (Last Updated: February 25, 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.

What ingredients do I need to make this coffee cake?

  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Sour Cream
  • Ripe bananas
  • Flour 
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • vanilla 
  • blueberries
  • pecans
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • oatmeal

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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Don’t forget to PIN for later! A slice if cake filled with blueberries.

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5 from 6 votes
Blueberry coffee cake with a pecan crumble topping.
Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake with a Pecan Crumble Topping
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Moist coffee cake with fresh blueberries and pecans.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana coffee cake, blueberry and banana recipes, blueberry coffee cake, coffee cake recipes
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 422 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 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
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  1. In a bowl, combine sugar and butter.
  2. Add eggs and combine.
  3. Stir in sour cream and vanilla

  4. Add bananas

  5. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder
  6. Gently fold in blueberries
  7. Add to a greased 8 inch square pan

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

Recipe Notes
  • 1 mashed banana is about 1/3 of a cup
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake with a Pecan Crumble Topping
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 532IU11%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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
    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! šŸ™‚

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    Fred G
    December 6, 2018 at 6:07 am

    5 stars
    Interesting mix of ingredients.

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    Robbie | Box Tree Events
    August 10, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Blueberry is my all time favourite when it comes to baking so I will definitely be trying this recipe out!

    • Reply
      August 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      I hope you love it!

  • Reply
    August 9, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    5 stars
    Loved the recipe! If I wanted to double it, (I have a big family), what pan size would you recommend?

    • Reply
      August 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Helen,
      I’m so glad you loved the recipe as much as my family does! I have not tried doubling this recipe. You might want to cook it in two separate pans to ensure even cooking. šŸ™‚

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    June 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    5 stars
    Hahahaha! That too cute! Although I’m thinking it would be pretty good if you did put a little coffee in it šŸ˜‰ Making this soon because I’m all about blueberry (coffee) cakes with pecan crumb topping!

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      June 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Blueberries are great in just about everything!

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    June 15, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Oh my goodness, Kathy! This topping looks so amazing šŸ™‚ & your kids are too cute!

    • Reply
      June 15, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      I could just make the topping and eat it all by itself!

  • Reply
    June 14, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Really delicious! I need to make it again soon.

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    June 14, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Banana + blueberry + coffee? Count me in! Such a droolicious looking cake, Kathy. I want it now! Can’t wait to try!

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    David @ Spiced
    June 14, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Oh, I have a serious weakness for coffee cake, Kathy! It’s probably top 3 on my list of favorite desserts/breakfasts. I’m digging the blueberries and bananas in this one, though. It’s kinda like banana bread turned into coffee cake…with an incredible crumble on top. Save me the last slice? Please? šŸ™‚

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      June 14, 2016 at 4:51 am

      Don’t you love it when food can double for multiple meals? Breakfast and dessert! Yes!!!

  • Reply
    June 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

    This sounds incredible! Love banana everything! This is my kind of breakfast.

    • Reply
      June 13, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Banana adds such flavor and keeps everything moist.

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    June 13, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I love the crumble topping, the cake looks so delicious! YUM!

    • Reply
      June 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      I think I could eat just the crumble topping!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    June 13, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I love coffee cakes for my breakfast, and this one would be perfect! Love the banana blueberry flavors and the crunchy topping with oatmeal and pecans. Pinned it!

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      June 14, 2016 at 4:49 am

      Sometimes I nibble off the topping first and then eat the cake.

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    June 13, 2016 at 9:52 am

    The cake looks so sticky and delicious, I would love to try it!

    • Reply
      June 14, 2016 at 4:48 am

      The bananas keep it moist!

  • Reply
    June 13, 2016 at 9:01 am

    This absolutely works for breakfast šŸ˜‰ Love the oatmeal & pecan topping ā™”

    • Reply
      June 14, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Sometimes I feel a bit guilty when I eat it for breakfast….I just need to stop feeling guilty! Totally breakfast food!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    June 13, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Dear Kathy, What a beautiful coffee cake. And so funny about your kids and the coffee. I could totally see my kids saying the same thing. This pecan crumble topping is genius with the blueberries. I plan to make this soon! Have a great week Kathy! XO

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    Laura @ Raise Your Garden
    June 13, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Ha. Ha. Ha. You’re kids didn’t know what coffee cake was. I’ll be sure not to repeat that mistake. hehe. Looks delicous Kathy as always. Wish I had a piece (okay 2 pieces) to go with my coffee right now.

    • Reply
      June 14, 2016 at 4:43 am

      They lead such a sheltered life!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 13, 2016 at 5:46 am

    I could eat this coffee cake all day long Kathy! I bet your kids are hooked now!

    • Reply
      June 14, 2016 at 4:43 am

      Totally hooked!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    June 13, 2016 at 5:16 am

    I would have no problem eating this for breakfast, Kathy! Yum! I can understand why your kids thought there was coffee in ‘coffee cake.’ I used to think that too. Love that pecan crumble you have on the top too šŸ™‚

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      June 14, 2016 at 4:45 am

      Well, the name does say coffee cake! What else are we to think???

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    June 13, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Hahahaha! Maybe you should have let them believe there IS coffee in here… I always did think “coffee cake” was a little strange of a name for such a delicious cake, with no coffee in it. I’m a huge sucker for any coffee cake and this one looks delicious! Love love love the pecan crumble topping and blueberries with banana is fantastic. I could eat this entire cake for breakfast. Guess it would be safer to have this around with a few children to help me polish it off. šŸ˜‰ Cheers, friend!

    • Reply
      June 14, 2016 at 4:44 am

      Things always disappear faster with kids around.

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    June 13, 2016 at 2:54 am

    I thought the exact same thing about coffee cake when I was a kid! Now I wish SO much that I could have a taste of this one!

    • Reply
      June 14, 2016 at 4:46 am

      Totally yummy!

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    Julia @ Plated Cravings
    June 13, 2016 at 12:27 am

    5 stars
    I would love to have your coffee cake for breakfast! It looks delicious, Kathy. That pecan crumble topping sounds so good!

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      June 13, 2016 at 4:37 am

      It is wonderful for breakfast!

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    June 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I can only imagine how this smells! Looks delicious! Pinning

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      June 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      It smells delicious!

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