Apple Crumble Banana Bread

🍎🍌 Craving something sweet and wholesome? My Apple Crumble Banana Bread is a must-try! This vegan delight is loaded with bananas, apples, and a delightful oat-almond crumble. Easy to make and dairy-free, it's perfect for any time of day. Let’s get baking! 😍
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Hey there, friends! I’m super excited to share one of my all-time favorite recipes with you today – Apple Crumble Banana Bread! 🍏🍌 This isn’t just your average banana bread; it’s loaded with juicy apple chunks and topped with a crunchy oat and almond crumble. Plus, it’s totally vegan and dairy-free, making it a perfect treat for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a sweet snack, or something to impress your friends, this recipe’s got you covered. So, let’s get baking and have some fun in the kitchen!

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What you’ll need

Serves: 12 Recipe keys: Dairy free, Meal prep, Vegan, Contain nuts

– 3 ripe bananas, mashed

– 8 tbsp. coconut oil, melted

– 4.2 oz. (120g) maple syrup

– 1 flaxseed egg (combine 1 tbsp. flax meal + 3 tbsp. warm water)

– 1 apple, chopped into small pieces

– 8.8 oz. (250g) all purpose flour

– 3 tsp. baking powder

– 1/2 tsp. baking soda

– 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

For topping:

– 1.6 oz. (45g) rolled oats

– 3 tsp. vegan butter

– 1 tbsp. flaked almonds

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Let’s talk about the key ingredients! 🌟 Ripe bananas add natural sweetness and moisture, while coconut oil brings richness without dairy. Maple syrup is our natural sweetener, and the flaxseed egg is a great vegan binder. Chopped apple adds bursts of flavor and juiciness. We’re using all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon for a delicious base. The crumble topping, made from rolled oats, vegan butter, and flaked almonds, gives a perfect crunchy finish. Each ingredient makes this Apple Crumble Banana Bread truly irresistible! 🍏🍌

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What you’ll need to do

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 55 mins

Preheat & Prep: Preheat your oven to 355°F (180°C). Grease a loaf tin or line it with baking paper. Easy peasy!

Mix Wet Ingredients: In a big bowl, mash those ripe bananas like you’re making banana puree. Add in the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and your flaxseed egg. Give it a good stir. Toss in the chopped apple and mix it all up.

Add Dry Ingredients: Now, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon to the bowl. Mix until everything’s well combined and looking delicious.

Make the Crumble Topping: In a separate bowl, mix together the rolled oats, vegan butter, and flaked almonds. You want it to be nice and crumbly.

Combine & Pour: Pour your banana bread batter into the prepared loaf tin. Spread it out evenly and sprinkle that lovely crumble topping over the batter.

Bake: Pop it into the hot oven and let it bake for 45-55 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Apple Crumble Banana Bread

Cool & Enjoy: Once it’s done, take it out and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Slice it up and enjoy the tasty goodness!

Some possible substitution and improvisation ideas

Here are some fun substitution and improvisation ideas to try with your Apple Crumble Banana Bread recipe:

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Flour: Swap the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour or a gluten-free blend to suit your dietary needs.

Sweetener: Instead of maple syrup, you can use agave nectar, honey (if not strictly vegan), or even date syrup for a different flavor.

Oil: Replace coconut oil with olive oil, vegetable oil, or even applesauce for a lower-fat option.

Flaxseed Egg: Use a chia seed egg (1 tbsp. chia seeds + 3 tbsp. water) or a commercial egg replacer if you prefer.

Fruit: Mix in some chopped pears or berries along with the apples for a fruity twist.

Spices: Add a pinch of nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom for a spicier flavor profile.

Nuts and Seeds: Throw in some chopped walnuts, pecans, or sunflower seeds for extra crunch and nutrition.

Topping: Try adding some shredded coconut or a sprinkle of brown sugar to the crumble topping for a bit of extra sweetness and texture.

Chocolate: Mix in some dairy-free chocolate chips for a decadent touch.

Yogurt: For added moisture, stir in a few tablespoons of dairy-free yogurt into the batter.

Experiment with these substitutions to make the recipe your own and enjoy a delicious variation each time!

Some useful tips for the recipe

Here are some useful tips to help you make the best Apple Crumble Banana Bread:

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Ripe Bananas: Use overripe bananas for the best sweetness and flavor. They should be brown and spotty.

Measuring Flour: Spoon flour into your measuring cup and level it off with a knife. This prevents packing and ensures you don’t use too much.

Mixing: Don’t overmix the batter once you add the flour. Overmixing can make the bread dense.

Apple Prep: Chop the apple into small, even pieces so they cook evenly and distribute nicely throughout the bread.

Baking Time: Oven temperatures can vary, so start checking your bread at the 45-minute mark. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.

Cooling: Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. This helps it set and makes cutting easier.

Storage: Store leftover bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week. You can also freeze it for longer storage.

Warming Up: If stored in the fridge or freezer, warm slices in the microwave for a few seconds or in the oven to enjoy them like fresh.

Crumble Topping: For an extra crunchy topping, you can toast the rolled oats and almonds lightly before mixing them with vegan butter.

Customization: Feel free to get creative with mix-ins like nuts, seeds, or dried fruits to make the bread your own.

These tips will help ensure your Apple Crumble Banana Bread turns out perfect every time!

Apple Crumble Banana Bread

Some serving suggestions

Here are some delightful serving suggestions for your Apple Crumble Banana Bread:

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Classic Slice: Enjoy a slice on its own, fresh out of the oven or warmed up, for a simple and delicious treat.

With a Spread: Spread some vegan butter, almond butter, or your favorite nut butter on a slice for added richness and flavor.

Topped with Fruit: Add fresh fruit like sliced bananas, strawberries, or blueberries on top for a fresh and healthy twist.

Drizzled with Syrup: Drizzle a bit of extra maple syrup or agave nectar over a slice for an extra touch of sweetness.

Yogurt Parfait: Serve a slice with a dollop of dairy-free yogurt and a sprinkle of granola for a tasty breakfast or snack.

Ice Cream Pairing: Pair a slice with a scoop of vegan ice cream for a delightful dessert.

Tea or Coffee: Enjoy your banana bread with a cup of tea or coffee for a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Toasted: Toast a slice lightly and spread with vegan cream cheese or jam for a comforting and delicious treat.

French Toast: Use slices of the banana bread to make a decadent French toast, topped with fresh fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Lunchbox Treat: Pack a slice in your lunchbox for a sweet and satisfying midday snack.

These serving suggestions will elevate your Apple Crumble Banana Bread experience, making it even more enjoyable!

Some storage suggestions

Here are some helpful storage suggestions to keep your Apple Crumble Banana Bread fresh and delicious:

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1| Room Temperature: Store the banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Make sure it’s completely cooled before storing to prevent moisture buildup.

2| Refrigeration: If you need to store it for a bit longer, place the banana bread in an airtight container and refrigerate. It will stay fresh for up to a week. You can warm slices in the microwave or oven before serving.

3| Freezing:

  • Whole Loaf: Wrap the cooled banana bread tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer-safe ziplock bag or wrap it again with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Individual Slices: For easy grab-and-go portions, slice the banana bread and wrap each slice in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped slices in a freezer-safe bag or container. This way, you can thaw individual slices as needed.

4| Thawing: To thaw frozen banana bread, move it to the refrigerator overnight or leave it at room temperature for a few hours. Individual slices can be thawed more quickly by microwaving them for about 20-30 seconds.

5| Moisture Control: To prevent the banana bread from becoming too moist or soggy, you can place a paper towel in the container to absorb any excess moisture.

Following these storage suggestions will help keep your Apple Crumble Banana Bread fresh and tasty for whenever you’re ready to enjoy it!

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And there you have it – our delicious Apple Crumble Banana Bread! 🥳 I hope you enjoyed baking along with me and that your kitchen smells as amazing as mine right now. This bread is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re meal prepping for the week or just need a sweet treat. Don’t forget to let it cool completely before slicing into that beautiful loaf. Trust me, it’s worth the wait! Thanks for hanging out and baking with me today. Can’t wait to hear how your banana bread turns out. Enjoy every bite! 😋

Apple Crumble Banana Bread

It's super simple, vegan, and dairy-free. With bananas, apples, and a crunchy topping, it's a delicious way to enjoy a sweet snack. Join me in the kitchen and let's make it together! 🥳

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 55 mins Total Time 1 hr 5 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Cooking Temp: 355  °F Servings: 12 Estimated Cost: 6 Calories: 251

Ingredients

For topping

Instructions

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C). Grease a loaf tin, or line with baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup and flaxseed egg together, then stir in the chopped apple.

  3. Step 3:

    Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon to the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined.

  4. Step 4:

    In a separate bowl, mix together the rolled oats, vegan butter and flaked almonds to create a crumbly topping.

  5. Step 5:

    Pour the banana bread batter into the greased loaf tin and evenly sprinkle the crumble over the top.

  6. Step 6:

    Place into the hot oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Step 7:

    Set aside to cook completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 251kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use frozen bananas for this recipe?

Yes, you can! Thaw them before using and make sure to drain any excess liquid.

I'm allergic to coconut. Can I use a different oil?

Absolutely! You can substitute coconut oil with any other neutral oil like vegetable oil or melted vegan butter.

Can I omit the flaxseed egg?

Yes, you can omit the flaxseed egg, but it helps bind the ingredients together. You can try using a commercial egg replacer or simply increase the amount of mashed bananas slightly.

Can I add nuts or chocolate chips to the batter?

Of course! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite mix-ins like chopped nuts, seeds, or dairy-free chocolate chips.

How do I know when the banana bread is done baking?

Insert a toothpick into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, the bread is done. Avoid overbaking to keep it moist.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can! Simply substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Keep in mind that the texture may vary slightly.

How should I store leftovers?

Store leftover banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze it for longer storage.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Absolutely! This banana bread is great for meal prep. You can bake it ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer until ready to enjoy. Just thaw and warm slices before serving.

Can I double the recipe to make more bread?

Yes, you can easily double or even triple the recipe to make more loaves. Adjust the baking time accordingly and use larger baking pans or multiple pans if needed.

Can I skip the crumble topping?

Sure! The crumble topping adds a delicious crunch, but if you prefer a simpler loaf, feel free to omit it. The banana bread will still be tasty and flavorful.

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