|Nut Free Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread|
I know that generally speaking, the blogging world doesn't need another banana bread recipe.
I also know that specifically speaking, YOU—my amazing readers—need this gluten, nut, dairy free (optional) Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread.
Yes, it is healthier than traditional recipes: high in fiber and healthy fats, low in sugar and free from junky vegetable oils. But aside from that, it's just darn delicious, if I do say so!
This recipe came to fruition a few weeks ago, when my freezer was completely saturated with frozen bananas but I still had forlorn spotty Chiquitas on the counter. Banana bread seemed an obvious choice, but my heart craved CINNAMON ROLLS.
So, because I'm young and crazy like that, I mashed them together into this glorious hybrid!
I knew I wanted to make it nut-free, because a lot of y'all have little ones with nut allergies, or their schools won't allow nuts. I've been loving oat flour, because it is so easy to make and inexpensive. It's not quite hearty enough on its own, so I paired it with rich coconut flour. I also tested a dairy and egg free version, and it is just a fabulous!
If you want to take a walk on the wild side, feel free to double the crumble and add a layer to the top before baking, or just have an extra thick cinnamon roll center. That happened once in my kitchen and I wasn't upset about it.
If you haven't hopped on the coconut butter train, now is a great time! Coconut butter is simply the nut butter version of coconut! Coconut meat is ground into a creamy, buttery consistency and you can enjoy it as a spread for toast, dolloped onto oatmeal or even eaten straight up. I love using it as a healthy icing alternative as well! Here is my absolute favorite:
If you make this banana bread, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations! @lauralealbalanced #llbalanced