Banana Gingerbread with Vanilla Glaze


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 loaf


  • cooking spray


  • 2 large ripe bananas

  • cup packed dark brown sugar

  • ½ cup molasses

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

354 Calories
12g Fat
61g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 351mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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