Banana Bread with Maple Nut Butter, for a Mother’s Day treat!

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Mother’s Day celebrations for us growing up came in all forms, but I always remember my dad making Norwegian pancakes and grilled fish for my mom—her favorite!—followed by a walk on the beach.  Wishing I could celebrate with my mom and new mother-in-law, I whisked up this banana bread instead!

This recipe is a special treat for Mother’s Day…although it is not too sweet, it is made with lots of love!  Many people have asked me for a grain-free banana bread recipe and I have not found one I liked, as they are all loaded with sugar, so I came up with this banana bread made with coconut flour, sweetened with bananas, and topped with a rich maple nut butter.  Coconut flour is filled with protein, so this sweet bread is a perfect complete snack or meal!

Happy Mother’s Day! I love you mom, you are truly a Godly and loving inspiration to me :)

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Banana Bread with Maple Nut Butter

Banana Bread
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 large/3 small bananas, ripe and mashed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup whole milk, plain yogurt (Greek is best)
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of sea salt
Maple Nut Butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 1 pound loaf pan.
  • Mash bananas in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine all ingredients and blend until thoroughly mixed.
  • Continue blending on medium speed for 1 minute to allow coconut flour to soak up the liquids.
  • Pour batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Allow bread to set and cool slightly before removing from pan.
  • Slice and enjoy topped with a dollup of sweet & creamy maple nut butter!

Maple Nut Butter

  • Slice butter and bring to room temperature.
  • Using a food processor or nut chopper, finely chop the walnuts.
  • Add butter, syrup, and cinnamon and whip (with a hand blender) until light and fluffy.
  • Spread onto freshly baked banana bread!

**See recipe soaked and roasted, crispy nuts.

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One thought on “Banana Bread with Maple Nut Butter, for a Mother’s Day treat!

  1. The scrumptious banana bread is a winner! Not too sweet, it can be eaten alone with plain butter or as a sweet treat with the delicious maple nut butter. Zachary and I made it today and he enjoyed counting the 6 eggs as he broke them into the bowl. Thank you for sharing a special Mother’s Day treat!

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