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PanAfrica! Spiced Banana Bread

PanAfrica! Spiced Banana Bread

This PanAfrica! Banana Bread is made with a warm spice crumble added to the batter and as a topping, making it easily one of the best banana breads we've ever made!



For the banana bread:

  • 1 cup and 1/2 all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup oats

  • 1/4 cup canola oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 3-4 very ripe bananas

  • 1 tbsp PanAfrica! Warm Spice Blend 

  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts ** see note *

For the warm spice crumble:

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp softened butter

  • 1 tsp PanAfrica! Warm Spice Blend


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare a 9x5 loaf pan with either non-stick spray 
  • In a medium bowl, combine your dry ingredients (flour, oats, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder)
  • In a large bowl, combine your wet ingredients (mashed bananas, eggs milk, oil)
  • Fold in the dry ingredients into the bowl the wet ingredients until combined
  • Fold in crushed walnuts and sprinkle in PanAfrica! Warm Spice Blend and set aside
  • Make your warm spice crumble in a separate bowl by combining the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter and incorporate the butter with your fingers, pastry cutter, or fork, until the mixture looks like wet sand
  • Pour half of your banana bread batter into your prepared dish then top with half of the warm spice crumble
  • Pour remaining half of banana bread mixture into the pan and top with the remaining half of the warm spice crumble
  • Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean and enjoy!

**Walnuts can be replaced with crushed almonds, peanuts, or any nuts you prefer or left out entirely

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