I don’t know about you, but there isn’t anything that warm, freshly-baked banana bread can’t cure. I baked this last night as a treat for my husband when he returned from business. The smile on his face after an 18 hour day and two flights home was worth it.
When I bake breads I always incorporate these magic spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. They remind me of my grandmother’s baked goods and their taste always warms my heart. This time I also added a dash of ginger. The result? Moist, flavorful and filling banana nut (spice) bread that’s good enough for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Go ahead. Try a slice (or ten). I won’t judge.
- 3 ripe bananas
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp clove
- dash of ginger powder
- 1½ cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash bananas.
- Mix the mashed bananas, melted butter, honey, eggs and vanilla extract. Add white and brown sugars. Add in the salt and spices.
- Add the flour, baking soda and nuts and mix until just combined.
- Pour batter into greased 9x5 bread pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.