I visited the LA wholesale produce market about two weeks ago (you can see my full haul here), and I had found myself with a lot of ripe bananas that I needed to use up, and FAST. I froze a good chunk of what I had, but I wanted to also try and utilize them in various ways so I wasn’t stuck with banana smoothies and banana ice creams all day. I decided I would create a comforting recipe, especially for those experiencing the colder weather during this brutal winter! There’s nothing quite like a warm slice of sweet bread with a glass of almond milk to keep cozy, and if you haven’t yet tried this, I promise you will love it.
After making my Date-Sweetened Banana Bread (Gluten- & Oil-Free) and seeing just how much my family enjoyed it (it was gone in less than a day, I had to hide my second batch just so I could photograph it!), I wanted to create a similar recipe…but take it even further.
The last recipe was lacking in texture (I felt like it was one noted), so I amped this one up and added in a crunch from the nuts and a bit more chew from the dried fruits that I received from Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit. You could use any nut and dried fruit combination for this bread, but I had a gift box that came with almonds and walnuts + dried figs, pineapple and papaya (which i strongly suggest as the color looks great with the bread!). I really do suggest this combination though, all of the flavors were a great compliment to one another.
What is your favorite fruit & nut combo? I’d love to try it out in my next batch of bread! Also, I was thinking I could change it up next time and use a liquid other than almond milk, or even just replace half of it. Coffee, chai tea ore even coconut milk? I’m excited to start experimenting! 🙂
Disclaimer: This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that I earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan! I was provided with dried fruit and nuts by Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit to try and review on my blog, but all of the opinions shared are my own. I would not share a product with you all unless I loved it <3
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.