Prep Time: 30 minutes minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes minutes
Keyword: Gluten-free, banana bread, comfort food
Servings: 1 loaf
- 3 overripe bananas mashed
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (ensure they are labeled "gluten-free" if you are sensitive)
- 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts optional
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips optional
For the optional walnut and oat streusel topping:
- 2 tbsp. butter salted
- 1/3 cup walnuts chopped
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
For the banana bread:
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mash bananas in a large bowl.
Add almond milk, eggs, vanilla, and honey to the banana mixture and stir to combine well.
Add almond flour, flaxseed meal, rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda to the banana and egg mixture. Stir thoroughly to combine. The dough should be thick but still moist and pliable.
If adding walnuts and/or chocolate chips, fold them gently into the dough until they are evenly distributed.
Pour dough into a greased or parchment-lined loaf pan. Smooth the surface to ensure even baking.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean.
Remove to a cooling rack and let rest until cool enough to turn out into a pan or dish.
For the optional walnut-oatmeal streusel:
Melt butter and bring it to a slight simmer over medium heat in a small skillet.
Add walnuts, oatmeal, and cinnamon to butter skillet and stir until totally combined. Cook 1-2 minutes or until beginning to toast.
Add brown sugar and continue cooking over medium heat until it becomes liquid and coats the nuts and oats. Take care not to burn the sugar.
Off heat, and spread streusel over the banana bread when it is 10 minutes from being fully baked.
Place banana bread back in oven to complete baking time, and then remove to a cooling rack as usual.
You can serve this recipe however you like, but it's particularly amazing topped with some almond butter, tahini, or sea-salted butter. Also, Nutella works, because when doesn't Nutella work!?