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Gingerbread Banana Bread

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Gingerbread banana bread combines whole-wheat pastry flour with mashed bananas, oats, molasses and gingerbread spices for a delicious hearty loaf!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Servings 12 slices

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
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, almond milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and molasses.
  • 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!
  • 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! 
Keyword banana bread; gingerbread banana loaf