So who here is a fan of streusel? Now just imagine me with my arm straight up, waving around like crazy. Um, yeah, I love it that much. It is awesome 🙂 Let’s take a better look…
Oh yeah 🙂 Love that streusel. And don’t forget all that carby goodness underneath the streusel. Roasted bananas, almond butter, lots of cinnamon. Yum! Can you tell I love this bread? I have to tell you this bread isn’t very almondy on the first day. After it’s had time to sit overnight and think about what it really is, the almond butter in this bread really finds it’s voice and it is beautiful.
I also have to say that the streusel is a bit messy for the little ones which is why my kids got a slice to take outside 🙂 But even messy, it’s still totally worth it!
So, on another note, is anyone else having a crazy busy week? Usually this would be when I apologize for not having any holiday themed recipes to share with you. And don’t get me wrong, I do still feel bad that I’m never organized enough to do that… But too bad. I’ll be back next week with some really awesomely fun recipes so I’m sorry that I’m not sorry for baking you some fun variation on hot cross buns and making homemade peeps and all that like the cool kids. I hope some fancy banana bread is good enough ’cause I do love ya! … Just not enough to make peeps 😉
Have a wonderful long weekend!
- 2 C whole spelt flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ C maple syrup
- ¼ C coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 C mashed roasted bananas(approx. 4 large)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ C sucanat (or brown sugar)
- ½ C smooth, natural almond butter
- ½ C whole wheat flour(spelt or pastry flour is fine)
- ¼ C chopped almonds
- ¼ C brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp oil
- Prepare the roasted bananas by placing unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet and baking at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until black and juicy. Once done, cool enough to handle, open and squeeze the banana out. Mash well and set aside for use in the recipe. Alternatively, fresh or previously frozen bananas can be used in place of the roasted bananas.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a standard sized loaf pan by greasing lightly. Set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, chopped almonds, sugar and cinnamon for the streusel. Drizzle in 2 tbsp of oil and stir just until clumpy. Set aside.
- In a bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In a separate bowl stir together the maple syrup, oil, eggs, mashed bananas, vanilla, brown sugar and almond butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well. Place in the loaf pan and sprinkle the streusel topping over top, mounding in the middle. Place in the lower third of the oven and bake for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.