504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Bake Up Some Banana Gingerbread
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Monday, October 5, 2015

Bake Up Some Banana Gingerbread

I LOVE Fall. The weather is amazing and it is finally time to bake with my favorite flavors - nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin...and gingerbread! So I had some (very ugly) bananas begging to be made into bread, but felt the need to give this banana bread a Fall twist by adding the flavors of gingerbread....and a few chocolate chips (because they make life better!).


This bread was a hit - my whole family voted (and they are NOT an easy audience!). It is sweet, but not too sweet and has the perfect hint of Fall in every bite.


Ingredients
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 Egg, beaten
1/3 Cup butter, melted PLUS some (1-2 Tablespoons) for buttering the pan
3 Very ripe bananas
3/4 Brown Sugar, packed
1/3 Cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
(OPTIONAL) Mini chocolate chips, 1/2 cup 


Make It! Bake it!
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Prepare a 4 x 8 loaf pan by buttering all sides and bottom.
In one bowl:
  • Mash bananas
  • Melt the butter and stir into the bananas.
In a second bowl:
  • Mix baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together.
  • Add brown sugar to spice mixture.
  • Add the beaten egg and vanilla.


  • Add molasses.
  • Combine these ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add the flour to this mixture.

  • Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture.
  • Combine well.
  • Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional) 
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan
  • Bake for about 1 hour in a 350F oven.



Test for doneness, remove from oven and let cool.

I just sprinkled the to with some powdered sugar to make it extra pretty!


Enjoy  the wonderful treat full of the best Fall flavors!

What is your favorite Fall flavor?

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3 comments:

  1. I love gingerbread and I love bananas too, so this is one for my Recipes Breads board, for sure!

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  2. I love gingerbread and I love bananas too, so this is one for my Recipes Breads board, for sure!

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  3. Banana Gingerbread... I bet you're house smelled AMAZING while this was baking!

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