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Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread

Moist, fluffy, and bursting with holiday cheer – this Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread is a must bake this holiday season! Just like traditional banana bread, but with all the flavors of Christmas that include molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. This Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread is also topped with a sweet glaze!

For more banana bread recipes, check out my Eggless Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Almond Butter Banana Bread, or my Maple Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze.

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This Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread is my new favorite gingerbread recipe this holiday season! I created this Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread simply because I had blackened bananas in my pantry, shocker ha-ha.

I know I always talk about how I’m making banana bread because I have black bananas! But some of my favorite recipes have come of it, like my Eggless Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. But this is an easy frosted gingerbread cake recipe is so good – and I would even leave out bananas for it, yes, it’s that special!

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You can make this Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread as an easy holiday brunch recipe. I love serving this has a holiday brunch recipe as it’s sweet and has a subtle banana flavor, which kind of makes it feel like a morning pastry. But, it also has a sweet glaze so it also makes a delicious holiday dessert recipe with a glass of milk or even a cocktail!

This Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread is moist, fluffy, and bursting with holiday cheer! This also makes an amazing holiday gift for friends, family, or neighbors.

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FAQ's

Can I make this Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this a day in advance of when you plan to serve it. I usually make this at night, the day before. Then I let it cool all night. And in the morning, I will remove it from the pan and glaze it.

Can I use another kind of milk in this recipe?

Yes, if you don’t want to use cow’s milk, you can use coconut milk. I’ve made this with coconut milk and it’s delicious! You could also use almond milk or pistachio milk.

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How should I store this Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread?

Just like traditional banana bread, this easy frosted gingerbread cake is also moist. So, it should be stored in an airtight container of some kind. This can mean a cake dome or a Tupperware. You can also wrap in plastic wrap if you must, but I highly recommend the eco-friendlier options!

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Ingredients for Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Wholesome Blackstrap Molasses

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Very Ripe (blackened) Bananas

Organic Valley Grassmilk (or Real Coco Organic Coconut Milk)

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour

Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon

Frontier Co-Op Organic Cloves

Frontier Co-Op Organic Ginger

Wholesome Organic Powdered Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

frosted gingerbread banana bread, easy frosted gingerbread cake, holiday brunch recipe
frosted gingerbread banana bread, easy frosted gingerbread cake, holiday brunch recipe
frosted gingerbread banana bread, easy frosted gingerbread cake, holiday brunch recipe

Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

8

servings

This moist banana bread is full of holiday flavor with the addition of molasses and gingerbread spices. This easy loaf cake can be made any day of the week. This Frosted Gingerbread Banana Bread makes the best snack or dessert!

Ingredients

  • Batter
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 170 grams (3/4 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 85 grams (1/4 cup) organic blackstrap molasses

  • 2 organic large ripe bananas

  • 2 organic large egg

  • 1/2 cup organic milk

  • 318 grams (2 1/2 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon organic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon organic ginger

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • Icing
  • 142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound loaf pan with parchment paper, letting it fold over the sides for easier removal.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and molasses. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.
  • Add the bananas, eggs, milk, flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking powder, and sea salt in that order. Mix on low until combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the baking pan.
  • To make the icing: In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar and water. Whisk until you have a smooth glaze. Drizzle over the top of the banana bread.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Gluten Free — Replace the all purpose flour with 318 grams (2 cups) organic gluten free flour blend.
  • High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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