Banana bread and gingerbread come together in this delicious recipe. It's a great way to use up those extra bananas during the holidays or wintertime. A thick vanilla glaze is the perfect finishing touch.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Bread:
Glaze:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

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  • Mash bananas in a large bowl with a fork. Add brown sugar, molasses, oil, eggs, and 1/4 cup milk. Stir until combined. Stir flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, allspice, and salt together in another bowl. Stir flour mixture into the banana mixture until just incorporated. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Let cool completely, at least 30 minutes. Turn bread out of the pan.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon milk, corn syrup, and butter in a bowl. Add confectioners' sugar and stir. Add vanilla extract and enough remaining milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Pour glaze over the cooled bread.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 60.6g 20% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 34.2mg 11% DV; sodium 211.9mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
Wonderful. Used 2 and a half large bananas and bake time was 75 minutes until just done. Moist and awesome. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2018
I was a little reticent when I read the myriad of spices, as I thought there is little to no banana flavor, it's overpowered by the spices. It's an OK coffee cake but it's not great banana bread at all. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
Wonderful. Used 2 and a half large bananas and bake time was 75 minutes until just done. Moist and awesome. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2018
I was a little reticent when I read the myriad of spices, as I thought there is little to no banana flavor, it's overpowered by the spices. It's an OK coffee cake but it's not great banana bread at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2018
Cool! It tasted awesome Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2018
I did not make any changes to existing recipe and found it to be delicious!! Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
Really moist! I wouldn't have thought to use molasses in banana bread, and yet the flavors went so well together. I sprinkled some extra ginger on top before baking since I like ginger *a lot.* It was pretty good on day one, and downright delicious on day two. Next time I make it, though, I'm going to try to remember to make the glaze...oops. UPDATE 04/05/20: Made it again, this time with the glaze. Lacking corn syrup, I used honey in its place and am very pleased with the results. Also added a touch of ginger--maybe 1/4 tsp? Didn't actually measure--to the icing. :::kisses fingertips::: Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
Beyond delicious! As soon as I saw this recipe I knew just what to do with my over ripe bananas. I did not make the icing but the bread itself was so moist and flavorful I didn't miss the icing at all. The whole family loved it...I will def be making this again and again YUM! Dianne Thanks for another wonderful recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2018
very dense rich. made the entire house smell like gingerbread and what a great scent! tastes delicious with a cup of coffee or tea! did not use the icing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2018
Really liked this having followed the recipe exactly but the second go around I d make a few changes: I would double the bananas because they really got buried by the molasses flavor. That being said I d reduce the amount of molasses; I think it s a good flavor in the bread but it s a little overwhelming. I also think I m going to add crushed pecans into the batter next time for some more texture. On the icing I added more butter than requested having tasted it as I went. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2018
Walnuts on top at end. Ohhhhhh PERFECT! Read More
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