Banana Bread with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble
Banana bread. Everyone has one. This is mine. It's lightly sweetened, moist, and delicious. I've been making this for my son for years. He loves this and will eat it for snack every day if it's available! I almost get excited when my bananas are overripe because it's banana bread time! It's such an easy healthy snack to keep around. Try baking this in muffin tins for an even easier grab and go snack.
I like to pulse the flours in the food processor to mix it all up. This is especially important if you are using a coarse grain almond flour, like Bob's Red Mill in baking. See my notes http://planksloveandguacamole.blogspot.com/p/notes.html for more info. If you line the loaf pan with parchment, it's really easy to use the sides of the paper to lift out the bread when it's done. If not, butter it and when completely cooled it will pop out when you flip it. You can substitute coconut oil, but I prefer butter. You can use your favorite nut, I like walnuts or pecans to compliment the flavors for the crumble on top. I make this a lot with no crumble at all and it's great! If you like a chunky bread, add 1/2 cup raisins, chopped nuts or chocolate chips. Slice a banana and place the slices on top of the uncooked bread to get the look in the photo. It's great alone with a hunk of raw grassfed butter. I hope you love this as much as my family does! Stay tuned for my zuchinni and pumpkin breads!
2 large overripe bananas, or 3 small
3 large eggs
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
For the pecan crumble
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
*Just mix it all up in a small bowl
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a loaf pan or line with parchment.
2. Place the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine.
3. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork.
4. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs, honey and vanilla.
5. Melt the butter on low on the stovetop.
6. Add the dry ingredients, eggs, and butter to the large bowl of mashed banana.
7. Mix to combine.
8. Fill the loaf pan with dough.
9. Add the crumble and/or sliced banana.
10. Once the crumble is added, bake at 350F for about 40 mins, or until cooked through.
11. Allow to cool before removing from pan.