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Gingerbread Banana Bread

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Gingerbread banana bread combines whole-wheat pastry flour with mashed bananas, oats, molasses and gingerbread spices for a delicious hearty loaf!


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Ingredients

For the bread: 

  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 
  • 1 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats + extra for sprinkling on top
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed 
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract 

for the maple glaze:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp. almond milk 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, almond milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and molasses.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, oats, spices, salt and baking soda. Add mixture to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix!
  4. Add to the greased loaf pan, sprinkle more oats on top, and bake for approximately 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool, slice and enjoy! 

Keywords: banana bread; gingerbread banana loaf