Spiced Banana Bread
This is a very moist banana bread with a little kick of spice. Loved by my family and all who have tried it.
This is a very moist banana bread with a little kick of spice. Loved by my family and all who have tried it.
I went looking for a new banana bread recipe for a change from what I usually make. I was hoping that I could find one that I could add diced pears to, as I couldn't find a Pear/Banana Bread recipe. This was the one. What I did was half the amount of the bananas and add a can of drained, diced pears. I also used pumpkin pie spice instead of using the different spices called for in this recipe. Yum. This impressed my husband, who normally dosen't care for banana bread. I'll for sure be making this again. Thanks for posting the recipe.Read More
I went looking for a new banana bread recipe for a change from what I usually make. I was hoping that I could find one that I could add diced pears to, as I couldn't find a Pear/Banana Bread recipe. This was the one. What I did was half the amount of the bananas and add a can of drained, diced pears. I also used pumpkin pie spice instead of using the different spices called for in this recipe. Yum. This impressed my husband, who normally dosen't care for banana bread. I'll for sure be making this again. Thanks for posting the recipe.
So yummy! Not a strong banana taste, which I liked. I added some brown sugar in with the white sugar to make 1 cup. If I had had enough, I would have used all brown sugar. I also made only 1 loaf and then put the remaining batter into mini bunt pans. Baked at the same time. Bunt muffins were done in about 23 minutes. So Good!
This was pretty good. I was out of brown sugar so I chose this recipe since it just used white sugar. The spices add a really nice flavor and the smell was fantastic while it was baking. I made one small pan and 6 good sized muffins. Next time I will add some walnuts to the batter since we like it with nuts. In my husband's words: "Hey, that's not too bad at all!" Thanks!!! :)
I've been looking for a great banana bread recipe that includes spices like cinnamon and nutmeg because so many out there don't have them. This was an awesome recipe! I don't have a loaf pan for some reason (I need to go buy one!), but I did as another reviewer suggested and just used a 2-quart square baking dish. Perfect!! I only had 3 bananas, but I thought it still turned out phenomenal. Also, I did as a couple other reviewers suggested and did 1/2 sugar and 1/2 brown sugar. I will be making this again and again!
This banana bread was great! The spices add a nice flavor, different from the standard b-bread. I put the batter in one pan and baked for a little longer. I also added 1 cup of walnuts to the mix. Tasty!
I used five bananas because I had them and didn't use cloves because I didn't. Used a mixture of brown and white sugars. My loaves were done in 37 minutes.
I did make it half brown sugar, half white sugar. But I'm sure it would have been delicious either way. This is the perfect banana bread!
My family loved this bread. The spices are wonderful - gives banana bread a little "extra"!
This is the best recipe I have used! The banana flavor came through very well (I skimped slightly on the cinnamon), and I put all of the mix in one 2qt pan instead of 2 separate loaves. I added 10 minutes to the bake time bc of this. It turned out perfectly!
Very good - Friends who tried thought I have been making this bread for years, and I told them this was the first time I had ever made Banana Bread. I love this web site for find Recipe
great and easy recipe! Lots of banana flavor and spice, plus it was very moist. Not overly sweet either. I added 1/4 c of wheat germ and 1/4 c of flax seed to the flour before mixing it with the wet ingredients for added nutrition. Thanks for the recipe.
Delicious and moist. I also split the sugar into brown and white, added chopped pecans, and sprinkled sugar on top before baking.
I thought this bread was great. Banana bread should have spices to taste great. I gave it four stars because I thought it could use even more spice flavor so I added more to my taste, but overall a moist delicious bread.
Great recipe. I used half brown and half white sugar as some of the other reviewers suggested. Also added about a 1/4 cup or so of chopped walnuts.
Finally, a banana bread recipe which calls for SPICES that, in my opinion, are definitely lacking in more traditional banana bread recipes. I mixed all my dry ingredients together, including spices, and then mashed my 4 small, overripe bananas with a couple pinches of brown sugar, vanilla, a few shakes of cinnamon, and about 1/4c applesauce. After combining the eggs, I added a combo of 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugars. In lieu of melted butter, I opted for 1/4c canola oil and 1/4c applesauce and whisked well. I then added my dry ingredients slowly, using a mixer. I also tossed in some pumpkin pie spice just for good measure. Using a single greased 9x5" loaf pan, the batter fit perfectly. The only downside was that at 350 for 45 minutes, it browned too quickly, so I had to use tented foil to ensure a non-burnt loaf. However, the middle still wasn't done, so I popped the loaf in for another 15 minutes, and turned the heat down to 325 and used the tented foil again. Next time, I'll just bake at 325 since my oven runs a little hot and increase the time a bit, watching closely that it doesn't brown too quickly. I love spices in quick breads and this one was really good!
I've made this recipe twice now with wonderful results each time. First time was strictly following the recipe as written and it turned out well. I did need to add a few minutes to the bake time but the final result was great. The second time I made a few changes based on dietary needs and what I had in my pantry. I used Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour, 1 cup of brown sugar (no white sugar at all), and added one half of a bag of Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips (not semi-sweet, but those would work), and 1.5 cups chopped pecans. It was delicious! I did need to add 10 minutes total to the bake time and because I had forgotten to add the xanatham gum recommended when baking gluten-free the loaves were flat on top but the taste was wonderful! Very moist, spicy, and delicious treat. Great with morning coffee or after dinner. I did use 2 8"x3" loaf pans. I have not yet tried making muffins. This is my go-to recipe for banana bread now. Thanks for a great recipe!
Amazing! Gone in 3 minutes!
Love this recipe. I make one pan as written and add mini chocolate chips to the second to keep both kids happy! If bananas are real small, I'd add an extra.
A yummy banana bread with very nice spice combination. In my opinion, a great bread to make if you're looking for that fall/winter "welcome to my home" smell or for when your spouse comes in from shoveling snow!
I used whole wheat pastry flour and brown sugar and added more cinnamon and nutmeg than called for. Delicious!!!
OMG absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe directions, but used all brown sugar since I was out of white AND I added a tiny bit of oil (so small, that I didn't even measure it, probably about a tablespoon). The mixture had just seemed too thick, but the two loaves came out perfect. They ended up baking more like 60 minutes. After the first 45 minutes, I lowered the oven temp since I was worried that the edges were getting too brown. The first loaf was completely gone in no time. Will definitely use this recipe again. Loved that it was not so "plain" as traditional banana bread recipes. Thanks.
Wonderful touch to the banana bread! I loved it! I only made one loaf! Should of made two because it went so quickly!
This was yummy and easy to make. Very moist, but difficult to cook throughly. Hubby took it to work and received rave reviews.
I didn't change a thing in this recipe and it was PERFECT!! Thank you!!
What a wonderful recipe. My husband and I are not fond of banana bread. I had bananas that I needed to use and I found this recipe. Very light, not at all heavy like banana bread can be. The spices are just enough and you still taste bananas. I made just one loaf in case we didn't like it. I added three bananas to the one loaf. Worked out great.
A great recipe to ring in the holidays, thanks for sharing.
Wonderful banana bread. I'm not usually a fan but made this for my family. I actually liked it! Not a whole lot of banana flavor and the spices were a great addition. I added cardamon as well and used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown. Will make this again.
Very moist and very scrumptious banana bread, I will be making this one for years to come.
I went in search of a banana bread recipe because I had several bananas that were over-ripe and I hated to throw them away. This version was very tasty. I like banana bread with walnuts, but I was out of them so I added chopped pecans instead and it was still delicious. I will definitely make this one again.
These were absolutaly fabulous! Baked in muffin tins, easy to grab-n-go. Adults and teens loved them. Five stars for sure.
great banana bread. The only thing I changed was I added extra cinnamon and pecans. This recipe is a keeper.l Thank you.
We have tried many banana bread recipes and not really enjoyed them but this on is a keeper. Thank you for posting it.
Yum! Added chocolate chips and it was amazing!
I've tried out this recipe last sunday and it was a huge success! Moist, sweet with a hint of spice...lovely! I'll most definately use this recipe again. Sabrina (Netherlands)
I love this recipe and have shared it with many friends. Because I like strong spiced flavor I add heaping spoonfuls of the nutmeg and cloves. It is also great with nuts and raisins if you have them. Thanks for a great recipe!
Great recipe, although i also omitted the cloves. Lovely and moist, the spice is great!
D-lish I tell you.I made a glaze to go on top of mine used broun sugar powder sugar butter and orange juice did not measure but it should be a smooth and creamy paste D-lish i tell you girlface
5 Stars! This is my new banana bread recipe. I made 15 batches last weekend to give away. I am not the biggest clove fan, so will omit it in the future. Also, used brown sugar instead of white as a personal preference. Easy, moist and yummy!
I love this recipe and throwing out all the others. I did make two adjustments. The first was making 1 1/2 batches. This was due to the pans I used (tea loaf size). The second change was the sugar. I used 3/4 cup each white and brown sugars. Super easy, moist, yummy. Thank you for a great recipe!
One of the best recipes I've ever tried. It tastes as good as it smells. I can die now. Thank you Jennifer Walsh for sharing.
Very Good! What a wonderful taste and texture. I did make a slight addition to this recipe. We like nuts in banana bread; I did not have any walnuts or pecan but I did have some honey caoted candied peanuts. I chooped 1 cup of peanuts and stirred them last just before pouring batter in loaf pans. Really good.
Way too much clove. I guess I like traditional banana bread better. Save the spice for pumpkin or zucchini.
SO GOOD!!!!! Best I have made for sure
Mine turned out great. I would add nuts (personal preference) if anyone else in my family would eat them. I made mine using half whole wheat pastry flour.
I love this recipe, I did make a change and some addtions to it to make it my own, but was so good I have to share. I substituted the butter for 1 cup applsauce,I also did half brown half white for the sugar. I also added 1 cup oatmeal and a half-pint of light whipping cream,and ! cup of crushed walnuts, this needed to cook a little longer than 45min. about an extra 15 min. or so. This was SO DELICIOUS!! Great warmed-up with a spat of butter.I give it 5 stars,now.
This was really good! I did half and half brown and white sugar and used pumpkin pie spice instead of the different ones. I didn't have enough butter so I used applesauce to make up the difference. My kids loved it! We took the second loaf to their day care where it was promptly gobbled up by everyone! Thanks!!!
Great recipe! This is an easy recipe to make variations on for different results. I used a full cup of brown sugar, added some mango and included ginger too add some extra spice. The loaf turned out perfectly and I know it's not going to last long in my house!
Really good and moist! I used brown sugar instead though.
I just made this bread --it's a favorite at my house. I like it beacause you can make 2 loaves in one session of baking. One to keep and one to give away. The spices are a great combination and my 3 daughters gobbled it up. They said it tastes like Christmas. I always keep the overripe bannanas in my freezer and thaw when I have a reason to bake. With this recipe....it's easy to find that reason Yummy!
Delish! Very moist and flavorful! Definetly not too spicey, just right.
banna bread was a nice change im going to take the same recipe an switch bannas for punkin an see how it works.
I wanted a little change from my banana bread and I came across this one. My 2 and 3 year old LOVE it. I has a wonderful wormness from the spices and is very moist. Easy to make too.. thanks, Anna,Adam & Alex
This was very good, I didn't have ground clove so I used 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice. Also used applesauce instead of butter. Added an extra banana and used 1/2 splenda. Very moist, great flavor.
I have never found a recipe that I made and actually liked, until I made this one last night! I've already been asked to make more! Thanks for the great recipe!
My stepson asked if he could taste it and ate 3/4 of a loaf...and he hates bananas!!! Said it was awesome!
Very good. Kind of a cross between banana bread and pumpkin bread in my opinion. Great way to use up bananans in the fall when you want that spicy flavor.
Very good!!! Love the spices.
Fantastic recipe. This makes a great muffin! I added 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour, in with the remaining 1 and 3/4 cups of white flour to give it some fiber. I also added 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, and 1/4 tsp more cinnamon. Fabulous!
Delicious recipe, Jennifer. Thank you. So easy to make. I used 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1/2 cup Splenda. Also, I added 1/2 tsp ginger, since it goes so well with the cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves. I figured the ginger wouldn't hurt anything.
Delicious! I usually don't like when the original recipe is changed but I did use 6 bananas instead of 4. Everything else kept the same. Both loaves were gone faster than it took to make them. Thanks!
This is the best banana bread I have ever had - my family loved it as well!
Yum! This was fantastic. I used pumpkin pie spice because that's what I had on hand, but otherwise made no adjustments. Fabulous!
I thought this was just ok. I've had better. It really wasn't very moist and it didn't rise much. Actually, I made one loaf and used the rest of the batter as muffins and the muffins rose ok but the loaf didn't rise at all. Really strange. I didn't change a thing in the recipe. I usually tinker with recipes but since I haven't made banana bread before I just made it the way it was written. It was dryer than other banana breads I've had before and not fluffy at all. I didn't really like the spice flavor either. However , It did make me crave pumpkin pie! These weren't inedible I just might try to find a different recipe that is more moist and doesn't have the "spice" that is kinda strange with banana.
20 STARS! Absolutely perfect! Moist, yet somewhat fluffy and very flavorful. Great by itself and I found out it was very good with a little cream cheese icing. (Doesn't need the icing; I had some left over and thought I'd try it.) The recipe is so simple and at the same time it seems versatile. I may try adding other fruits, substitutions, etc... But I'll definitely be making it as written, too!!
My bread machine banana bread recipe was bland-bland-bland, so I went looking for a new one. This is definitely a keeper! Haven't done any modifications yet, but next time might try the pear addition that one one reviewer mentioned.
This is my first attempt at quick bread, and this recipe was a HUGE success. The only deviation from the recipe was that I added 1C of pulverized walnuts. This bread is SUPER moist and very flavorful. I am very excited to create this bread again.
I didn’t have cloves and I added sour cream and pecans. Other than that, I love the recipe! Thanks for sharing.
I used pumpkin pie spice in place of spices. Tastes delicious but was only 2" high. Next time I will make one loaf instead of two!
I forgot to add the eggs!! ?? Still turned out delicious!
This is the best tasting banana bread I ever made! I made no variations to the recipe and was not disappointed at all.
Absolutely love this banana bread. It is my husband's favorite and when I took it to work for our holiday cookie/pastry xmas exchange, everyone raved about it. I add walnuts as a personal preference and I've also made it sugar free w/Splenda for my mother in law who is diabetic. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)
Great recipe came out moist, I used half white sugar and half brown sugar and I added walnuts to the top.
Yes I made changes. I used 5 banana's and only just mash them so about pea size bits in the batter, soft butter not melted and coconut palm sugar instead of regular sugar. I doubled the cinnamon and nutmeg plus added a 1/4 tsp of ginger. I then made regular muffins, bite-size muffins and with what I had left over I baked in my 6" cast iron frying pan. I'm now freezing some to take to my parents. YUMMY!!!
These muffins were a great surprise & twist from the average banana muffin! I’m hooked!
Made it today and it was amazing. Only thing, I didn't have nutmeg so I used all spice and it came out amazing.
I discovered this recipe several years ago and its the BEST one I've found!
This is my go to banana muffin recipe. I don't like banana myself, but my husband and 5 year old love these. I substitute 1/2 cup hemp protein for 1/2 cup flour and my son doesn't notice the difference but it increases the protein. I give him these and fruit for quick breakfasts and don't feel guilty!
I was ready to toss two overripe bananas, but I'm happy that I came across this recipe instead! I halved it using one 8x4 pan. I also added about 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, reserving some for a topping prior to baking. Since all ovens run different, I always check something earlier than the time indicated. I checked mine at 35 min, and it was ready. This had great texture and flavor. The spice combination is wonderful. (I'd even try increasing them just a tad.) With the fall season ready to start, this was especially good. Jennifer, thanks for this super recipe.
Easy recipe for a beginner like me! I added walnuts and used cupcake liners for 1/2 of the recipe as I only had one baking pan. I also substituted allspice for the cloves. It was moist and delicious.
Love the spices. I'm replacing the old recipe!
Sorry but we weren't fans of this recipe. The spices took away the banana flavor, and the bread just tasted like a spiced loaf. This recipe sounded good and different but I'll stick to my own banana bread recipe.
Best banana bread. My family loves it
It was very moist and delicious
I didn’t make any changes, and this recipe is great just the way it is written ????
Much better than the last recipe I followed from my trusty Betty Crocker cookbook. I think the butter and more spice were the key, plus slightly more banana. I didn't have clove or nutmeg on hand, so subbed allspice and it still worked great. I happily wrote a big "GOOD" note on my printed copy for future reference.
I've made this one a few times. I tend to double the spices and sometimes use add-ins like walnuts or chocolate chips. I also use it for muffins.
I have been searching for a better banana bread recipe & this is it! Most other recipes have been so bland. I did omit the ground cloves (because I didn't have any),used a combination of white & brown sugars, and I only had 3 bananas so I did add a can of chopped pears. This made 1 loaf pan, 2 mini loaves & 6 muffins. I loved them in the muffin style (great for breakfast) and they have already disappeared! Loved the spice & moistness--will make again!
I've made This many times for my family and it is a huge hit! My daughter won't touch anything with banana in it, but she can't tell in this recipe. It is such a nice fluffy texture, delicious! I do add a little yogurt to the recipe and heap my spices when I "measure ". I also make these into muffins so they bake faster for breakfast.
I am always looking for a new twist and I found it. this is by far the best tasting. Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous. I switched the clove for one drop of clove essential oil, and it is delicious.
I would made it again. I use brown sugar, I use a little more spice,I would use 1/2 teaspoon clove.
I just made a review and sent it by accident.... anyways long story short: it turned out amazing. I didn’t add the cloves because I didn’t have it available to me... so I just added a dash more of vanilla.
Nice recipe. I made one loaf and the rest as muffins for an easy breakfast treat.
This is a wonderful alternative to the original. Loved it!
This is a great recipe! I’m not one to do exact measuring and it was perfect. I used 1/2 coconut flour and 1/2 unbleached white bread flour and it was perfect. A very good basic,moist,bread.
Very moist, just didn't like the strong spice. Next time I will use only half of the amouny of spice asked for