somehting sweet…. BANANA SPICED COFFEE CAKE

Paleo Banana Spice Coffee Cake

1 cup ripe banana, mashed

5 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (plus more for greasing pan)

Topping:

1/2 cup almond meal (almonds blended down to flour consistency)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a glass Pyrex 8×8 dish with coconut oil, set aside.

In a large bowl mix together mashed banana, eggs, vanilla extract and maple syrup (if using) with a hand mixer until all the wet ingredients is incorporated.

In a small bowl, whisk together coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and using hand mixer mix until a batter forms.  Stir in melted coconut oil into batter until well incorporated.

For topping:  In a small bowl using a form blend together almond meal, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and coconut oil.  Blend until the mixture forms a crumb like texture.  Add more coconut oil if the crumb mixture does not form.  Only about 1/2 a tablespoon.

Pour batter into prepared glass 8×8 dish and sprinkle topping evenly across the top.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes and then cut into squares and serve.

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