Tropical Banana Bread with Sugared Macadamia Crumble
Recipe type: bread
Serves: one loaf
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed, ground
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup butter (Earth Balance soy free)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour (or use more AP)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • sugared macadamia topping (recipe follows)
  1. Combine flax and water, set in refrigerator to thicken.
  2. Combine coconut milk and apple cider vinegar, set aside.
  3. Cream together butter, sugar and maple syrup. Add bananas, add milk and flax mixtures, combine. Add flours, do not stir - add baking soda and salt, mixing into flour then mixing together with wet ingredients, until just combined. Stir in mango cubes and shredded coconut.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan (sprayed and or lined with parchment). Top with sugared macadamia topping.
  5. Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes clean.
Recipe by spabettie at