I could of made normal banana bread from my go to book, Better Home and Gardens but I really wanted something different. It gets boring when you make the same thing all the time! When I saw the recipe Shelby sent me, at first I was a bit skeptical. It was a coffee cake and it had a topping with coconut and macadamia nuts. My dad isn't a fan of coconut at all! I asked what he thought about banana bread and macadamia nuts and he was okay with that! It was a really super easy recipe to put together and within an hour we had banana coffee cake! The cake is best warm, so once the cake has cooled and you put the topping on it, dig in! It was so moist and so full of flavor. I've never added nutmeg to my banana bread before and the 1/4 teaspoon brought out that flavor, which makes you guess, "Hmm what is that?" You would never even notice it, but with the bananas sweetness and the slight spice it was absolutely delicious. The cake was so moist and light. The brown sugar glaze with the macadamia nuts was soaked right up by the cake, and left a beautifully sweet and nutty but not overpowering flavor. The banana was definitely the star of the cake, everything else just helped pronounce the flavor even more.
It was a winner in my household. I don't have a problem making it again either because it came together so quickly!
Thank you to Shelby for sending me this recipe! You can get the recipe here for Banana Coffee Cake and Macadamia Nuts (minus the coconut!). Time to go knock out some miles! I have my first 5K race in less then 2 weeks!!
cake was halfway done!
Have a great day,