Cake. It should be breakfast. And there should be cinnamon spice and all things nice.
And since it’s the first meal of the day – we should start with some fruit. Hence, the bananas.
Most importantly it should be delicious.
And it should smell like heaven as it bakes. It should smell so good, that as soon as it comes out of the oven you should be tempted to sneak a taste from the top. You know, that crunchy corner bit, a little burnt but mostly caramelized from the rich sugary deliciousness. You should be tantalized, but don’t do it.
It’s hot – trust me, it happened to a friend of a friend of mine (
or maybe just me ….). I hear it can burn the roof of your mouth, all in the name of deliciousness.
Worth it? … Of course.
So I did this thing, I added cinnamon buns to banana bread and called it a coffee cake.
It was a good idea. My taste buds & tummy thank me … my thighs & behind, not so much. But I’m trying to convince myself that this is preparation for the cold weather (…. Whatever works).
Prepare yourself for a long winter, but getting toasty with a little coffee cake.
Cinni-tastic Banana Coffee Cake.
4 Bananas ~ smushed
¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
¼ Tbsp. Sea Salt
1 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
3 Large Cinnamon Danishes ~ chopped ( snackage may occur during this process … just saying)
2 Tbsp. ready-made icing.
Preheat oven to 350 oc and prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan.
In a large bowl, add together smushed bananas, olive oil, brown sugar and vanilla.
Using another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt.
Add your try ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
Add your chopped danishes.
Add to pan and bake for 35 minutes.
Remove from oven and drizzle icing over warm cake.
Get involved with a little yum … if not for the actual bread, just to make your kitchen smell like a million bucks ( how does a million bucks smell good … money smells disgusting) … instead you want your kitchen to smell lick-your-lips-delicious.
Enjoy darlings xox
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