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Oat flour banana bread with just a few simple ingredients and an extra-sweet cinnamon date topping! Oil-free and coconut sugar sweetened.
It’s about time there was a banana bread recipe around here!
There is no lack of bananas on FF. They have served many uses…
– The base of a snack bowl
– The sliced-not-split filling of a pie
– The chewiness of a snack bar
– The center of a cookie or cupcake
– Hidden in a muffin
– The crazy fruitiness in fudge
– Surrounded by peanut butter chewiness
– The “milk” in a latte
– And of course nicecream galore!
(What would we do without bananas??)
But they’ve never been in the spotlight. A recipe all to their own. With their name in the title. Overshadowed by nothing but the word “Bread”. So that’s happening right now…
Sweet-Topped Oat Flour Banana Bread
Of course I couldn’t make just plain banana bread. I had to add a special sweet topping. A dollop of date paste. A spoon-handle swirl. A sprinkling of oats. And banana slices laid out connect-the-dot style.
Yes, yes it’s gluten-free, oil-free, vegan, high carb low fat, etc. But rather than focus on all it’s free of, let’s focus on all it’s full of: soft crumbly texture, potassium packed fruity-ness, lots of blender-blitzed oat flour, and my add-to-everything spice: cinnamon.
And if you’ve never tried it before, I highly recommend making a banana bread nicecream sundae for breakfast. Warm slice of banana bread, cold creamy banana ice cream, maple syrup, fruit, a sprinkling of nuts–it’s heaven <3
- 2 cups oat flour
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 6 medjool dates
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Sprinkling of oats and cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Mash the bananas with a fork.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oat flour, banana mash, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and non-dairy milk. It’s okay if it’s a little lumpy.
- Pour into a 9×5 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
- Topping: Blend the dates and water together.
- Dollop the date paste on top of the banana batter. Swirl.
- Lay on the sliced bananas. Sprinkle on the oats and cinnamon.
- Bake for 50 mins at 325F. The center should bounce back when it’s done.
- Cool. Then remove from the pan, slice, and devour!