Lately it feels like I buy bananas just to wait for several days to a week to turn them into banana bread. My kids must be sick of bananas…which is ok, I guess because it gave me the opportunity to perfect my banana bread recipe.
I can’t be the only one that finds most banana bread recipes a little lacking in the spice department…don’t get me wrong. I love a good, traditional banana bread as much as the next girl, but I also really like to mix things up a bit sometimes and throw in some spices. My favorite spices to add are cinnamon and nutmeg so I thought that I would share with you all today the recipe that I have been using whenever I get the urge for some spicy banana goodness.
I do use whole wheat when I make mine, but regular flour should work just fine as well. You could also swap out the sugar for another natural sweetener, I just think that using regular sugar sometimes is ok too.
It’s moist, sweet, and perfectly delicious! It cuts really well too…that is if you are patient enough to let it cool all the way. My girls and I always have one loaf devoured before it has cooled completely. This recipe makes one loaf, but can easily be doubled or tripled.
- 1&1/2 C Flour
- 1 C Sugar
- Dash Of Salt
- 2 T Flax Meal
- ¾-1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/16 tsp Nutmeg (just a smidge)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 3-4 Ripe Bananas
- ¼ C Salted Butter (melted)
- 1 Egg
- ½ C Chopped Walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a standard loaf pan.
- Add all ingredients to your mixing bowl except the Walnuts. Mix until well combined.
- Then add the Walnuts and mix in.
- Pour into greased loaf pan. Spread evenly.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let cool for a few minutes before popping it out of the pan.
- Cut and serve. Enjoy!
For people that aren't huge fans of spice, I recommend using the smaller amount of cinnamon. Start there and switch it up next time to your desired level of spice.
If you want to switch it to chocolate chip banana bread, just omit the spices and Walnuts and add ½ Cup or so of chocolate chips.
It’s rather delicious and I hope that you like it as much as we do at my house. Please make sure to share on social media. Happy Baking! ~Sarah