I recently started reading about hygge (pronounced hoo-gah). It’s the Scandinavian idea of getting cozy – but that doesn’t quite get to the heart of it. It’s all about enjoying little moments, relaxing and expressing gratitude, and rediscovering the joy of simple things. Winter is a great time to practice hygge (and it’s how many Scandinavians get through long, cold, dark winters). It’s bundling up and taking a long walk outside and then savoring a mug of hot chocolate when you return home, or inviting a few close friends over for a simple cup of soup, or cozying up on the couch with cashmere socks and a good book.
For me this weekend, it’s banana bread. I always looked forward to the weekends when the smell of freshly baked banana bread would waft into my room. There is something so cozy, homey, and comforting about banana bread, something many of us could use right now. So this weekend, I’m baking banana bread, inviting some friends over for tea, lighting some palo santo, and filling my home with as much love and comfort as possible.

nana banana bread
nana banana bread
Makes 1 loaf

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Wet Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas (about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 3 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract



  • 2 tablespoons of pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons of walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1lb loaf pan with parchment and set aside.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and give it a good mix.

In a separate bowl, mash bananas then add the rest of the wet ingredients. Gently mix the dry ingredients with the wet. Pour into loaf pan.

In a small bowl combine the topping. Spoon evenly over loaf before placing into the oven.

Bake for about 50 min to an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean (I start checking it around 40 mins). Let cool for 5 minutes or so then remove and place on a cooling rack. Enjoy alone or topped with a dollop of almond butter (this one is my fav)!
Note: You can skip the topping and instead stir in a few handfuls of dark chocolate chips for a chocolate chip loaf!