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April 27, 2020

Espresso Crumble Banana Bread

Espresso Crumble Banana Bread is moist and sweet. It's bursting with coffee flavor and has a delicious coffee crumble topping.

So many of the recipes I post on this blog come from my attempts to use random ingredients that I have in my kitchen. I love buying new and different foods from the grocery store and experimenting with them.

That's one of the reasons I love having a blog is that I can share all my random creations with you. Not many people have the time or passion for experimenting in the kitchen. But I have both and I love love love that I get to share.

This specific creation came to exist not because I had some random ingredient lying around. But because I had an incredibly normal food that needed to be used: bananas.

Espresso Crumble Banana Bread

I'm in the habit of buying tons of bananas. If I don't eat them, I just freeze them. Or make banana bread.

I wanted to make something that was a little different this time. I knew I wanted the bread to have some sort of texture. Chocolate chips? Raisins? Almonds? Blueberries?

I had some espresso powder so I decided to add that to my banana bread and create a crumble topping for some texture. For extra coffee flavor, I put espresso powder in the crumble and it REALLY tied the bread together.

It's full of espresso flavor and sweet with bananas. So good!

Espresso Crumble Banana Bread Ingredients

  • Oat Flour: The base of this bread. I often use oat flour because I always have it on hand - if you have oats you can make oat flour! Or buy your own.
  • Ripe Bananas: Of course, it wouldn't be banana bread without bananas. Make sure to use super ripe, almost-completely-brown bananas because they will make the bread extra sweet.
  • Oat Milk: You can use any other non-dairy milk you'd like, but I enjoy oat milk because of the sweetness.
  • Date Sugar: A little extra sugar helps make this bread more decadent.
  • Espresso Powder: For ALL the coffee flavor. This is the kind I use.
  • Cinnamon: A pinch of cinnamon perfectly complements the espresso.

Crumble Topping

  • Almond Flour: Make sure to get finely ground flour for the perfect texture.
  • Espresso Powder: Ditto what I said before.
  • Maple Syrup: A bit of maple syrup holds the almond flour together for a beautiful crumble.

Espresso Crumble Banana Bread


How to Make Espresso Crumble Banana Bread

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a brownie pan or loaf pan with parchment paper.

Step 2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Then add the remaining banana bread ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into the prepared pan.

Step 3. In a separate bowl prepare the topping. Mix the almond flour, espresso powder, and maple syrup together with a fork until there are small crumbles. Sprinkle over the banana bread mixture in the pan.

Step 4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for the gifts of resourcefulness and creativity. You help us make amazing creations. Amen.

Related Recipes

If you want other banana recipes, here are some of my favorites.

Espresso Crumble Banana Bread

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Espresso Crumble Banana Bread

Espresso Crumble Banana Bread is moist and sweet. It's bursting with coffee flavor and has a delicious coffee crumble topping.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

12

Prep:

15

min

cook:

30

min

total:

45

min

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Oat Flour
  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1/2 Cup Oat Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Date Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Espresso Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Crumble Topping

  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Espresso Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a brownie pan or loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Then add the remaining banana bread ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into the prepared pan.
  3. In a separate bowl prepare the topping. Mix the almond flour, espresso powder, and maple syrup together with a fork until there are small crumbles. Sprinkle over the banana bread mixture in the pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Enjoy!

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography