Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

This Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread has become a favorite! After making it twice in one week, I know it’s here to stay! I have a theory this would make great French Toast but I can’t manage to keep in the house long enough to try! I’ll keep ya’ll posted if that ever happens! 

Recipe

Ingredients 

  • 2 ripe bananas (the spottier/riper the better)
  • 2 eggs                                                                                  IMG_1777
  • 2 tbsp of olive or melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. almond milk
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c. oat flour
  • 1 c. gluten free flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 GF mix!)
  • 1/4 c. almond flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 

Cinnamon Swirl

  • 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c. coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and prepare your pan. I use this pan (9” x 5”)and line it with parchment paper (love this one from Thrive Market!). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mash your bananas – you can use a fork here or let them go for a few minutes in your stand mixer. Then add the rest of your wet ingredients: eggs, oil, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. Then add in coconut sugar and mix well. 
  3. In a separate bowl add in all your dry ingredients: oat flour, gf flour, almond flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Slowly add in your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix until just combined! You do not want to over mix the batter. 
  4. In your now empty bowl you can mix together the ingredients for the cinnamon swirl: applesauce, cinnamon, and coconut sugar. 
  5. Pour half your batter into your prepared pan and then top it with half your cinnamon sugar mixture. Swirl it with a knife gently. Pour the remainder of your batter and smooth it out. Then add the rest of your cinnamon topping. I like to add it in dollops and then run my knife through it gently to make a nice swirl on top.
  6. Place your pan in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean!

Notes:

  1. If your almond milk is cold you may notice that your coconut oil solidifies a bit. For this recipe that should not be an issue but it can be avoided if you leave your almond milk and eggs out to reach room temperature!
  2. Room temperature eggs work best when baking but don’t worry if you don’t have time to let them sit out!

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