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.

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?

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre


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

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

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


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