Classic banana bread is a perfect way to save overripe bananas, but when you want to switch things up, this spiced banana nut bread will fit the bill perfectly. It is Gluten-Free by using cassava flour and it gets a spicy twist from warming cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cinnamon has a slightly spicy and sweet taste that lends itself to desserts perfectly, while nutmeg is even more aromatic with a nutty and spicy flavor. When baked in a banana-rich batter, the spices natural oils release and permeate both the taste and smell of the bread. The spices turn this banana bread into a cool weather sweet treat when a warming pick-me-up is required alongside a favorite steaming hot beverage.
3 overly ripe bananas
3 large eggs
½ cup softened butter or coconut oil, plus more to grease the pan
¼ cup maple sugar
1 tablespoon Spicely Organics Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon Spicely Organics Cinnamon Ground
½ teaspoon Spicely Organics Nutmeg Ground
1 cup Otto's Naturals Cassava flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and grease a 9 x 5-inch (23 x 13-cm) loaf pan.
2. Peel and mash the bananas in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, beat the eggs with the butter or coconut oil, maple sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the mashed bananas and beat until smooth.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk the Otto’s Cassava flour with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
5. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix until combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips (if using).
6. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top; bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
7. Cool completely before slicing and serving.
A Big Thanks to Erika @ The Trail To Health
Recipe by The Trail To Health