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Cinnamon Banana Walnut Bread

I’m just going to come out and admit it. I have a major issue with time management and punctuality. Things are usually pretty last minute with me and almost always late. This recipe is no exception, since I promised to post it weeks ago on Instagram, but…in my own defense, I had to make it again to record the measurements; something I’m equally bad at. But I did make it again. Yesterday. Just for you. So there’s love in the effort, you see. Even if it’s not perfect. 😉  B43C7B4C-E18E-4545-A239-2849CE3558CB

This banana walnut bread or ‘loaf of heaven’ ; is laced with cinnamon and sugar, plus a hint of nutmeg and just enough earthy nutty crunch to transport you to the world of twinkling lights, cozy blankets, and stories around a crackling fire. These flavors obviously remind me of autumn or even winter, but sometimes it’s fun to borrow magic from another loved season , and revive all those relatable emotions in the kitchen. 

So if you’re down for a little Christmas in July, let’s get dancing. 

Ingredients:

  1. 2 ripe bananas
  2. 1 C coconut sugar
  3. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 2 pasture raised eggs
  5. 2 C all purpose gluten free flour (found on the blog, or Bob’s Red Mill Baking Mix works fine)
  6. 2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  9. 2 tsp cinnamon
  10. 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  11. 1/2 C coconut milk
  12. 1 C chopped walnuts
  13. 1 TB organic granulated sugar
  14. 1/2 TB cinnamon
  15. About a TB all vegetable shortening (Nutiva’s super food brand) for greasing loaf pan

Pre-heat oven to 350 F and grease loaf pan with shortening. 

In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk together and set aside. 

In a stand mixer fitted with flat beater attachment; add bananas and coconut sugar. Beat until combined. Add vanilla and eggs. Beat smooth. Beginning and ending with flour; alternate flour and coconut milk to banana mixture. Once everything is mixed together well, use a rubber spatula and scrape sides while folding in the walnuts. Pour batter into loaf pan. In a small separate bowl, add the remaining cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle and pat this mixture lightly on top of unbaked loaf. Pop in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from the middle. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the pan. Allow to cool almost all the way before slicing. Serve with softened pasture raised or vegan butter OR all. by. itself. XO IMG_3275

Cinnamon Banana Walnut Bread
A gluten free version of a world favorite.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Ripe bananas - the ones with those cute brown freckles
  2. 1 C coconut sugar
  3. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 2 pasture raised eggs
  5. 2 C AP GF flour
  6. 2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  9. 2 tsp cinnamon
  10. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  11. 1/2 C coconut milk
  12. 1 C chopped walnuts
  13. 1 TB granulated sugar
  14. 1/2 TB ground cinnamon
  15. 1 TB all vegetable shortening for greasing loaf pan
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Grease loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with flat beater attachment, add bananas and coconut sugar. Mash together. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Beginning and ending with flour; alternate flour with coconut milk adding to banana mixture. Stop mixer and scrape sides with rubber spatula. Fold in the chopped walnuts and transfer to loaf pan. In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle and pat this mixture lightly on top of unbaked batter. Pop into oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until set. You may want to check center with toothpick to be sure center isn't still too soft. Allow to cool slightly before removing from loaf pan. Allow to cool almost all the way before cutting.
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  • Christine

    Oh Mary, I know you hit again! I can’t wait to try this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • I am so glad you commented on my post! It fills my heart to see all of the sweet babies helping in your kitchen. What lovely photos (and bread!)ReplyCancel

    • Aw, I’m so glad I found you, too! Thank you so much for stopping by!ReplyCancel

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