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The Best Spiced Banana Bread Recipe

Learn how to make the best spiced banana bread recipe ever. It’s easy, it only takes a few minutes to make and then pop it into the oven. When I say that this recipe is easy, I mean exactly that… all you do is dump and mix, and within about an hour or so you have some of the best banana spice bread that you’ll ever try. Now you really don’t have an excuse not to try it!

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About this recipe

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 Spiced Banana Nut Loaf 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.

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I only share my favorite recipes ever, so please don’t skip past it because I failed to capture just how yummy it is.

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How to spice up banana bread?

My favorite spices in banana bread are cinnamon and nutmeg, so I thought that I would share with you all today the recipe that I developed for whenever I get the urge for some spicy banana goodness.

Keep in mind, that if you already have a favorite recipe for banana bread that you like and are just wondering “what spices go in banana bread”, you should be able to just add the same amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg (per loaf ) as my recipe below calls for.

I normally would take a bunch of still pics to show you how to make this yummy Banana Bread with spices, but this recipe is so simple that it really wasn’t necessary.

That being said, here are a couple of pics of the final product!

It’s oh so yummy, and has just the right amount of spices!

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This breads texture is moist, sweet, and perfectly delicious! It cuts really well too (without falling apart)…

That is if you are patient enough to let it cool all the way…which my family is a bunch of little piglets, so it never has time to cool all the way before we are helping ourselves to some.

Recipe card here

Banana spice bread

Spiced Banana Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Simple Banana Bread made with a perfect blend of cinnamon and nutmeg spices.


  • 1&1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Dash Of Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Flax Meal (or flour if you don't have any)
  • ¾-1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/16 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3-4 Ripe Bananas
  • ¼ Cup Salted Butter (melted)
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup Chopped Walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a standard loaf pan.
  3. Add all ingredients to your mixing bowl except the Walnuts. Mix until well combined.
  4. Then add the Walnuts and mix in.
  5. Pour into greased loaf pan. Spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes before popping it out of the pan.
  8. Cut and serve. Enjoy!


If you're using large bananas, use 3. If using medium, use 4.

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.

Also, I use flax meal or sometimes even chia seeds to sneak more nutrients into my families diet... shhh...but you can totally just use flour if you don't have any on hand!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 254Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 26mgSodium 156mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 4g

These caloric amounts are automatically estimated by a plugin on my site and should be treated as estimate.

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It’s rather delicious, if I do say so myself, and I hope that you like it as much as we do at my house.

Even if I triple the batch we never have this on hand for more than a day or two because everyone just gobbles it up.

If you decide that you’d rather make a cake out of your bananas instead, you should try my Mom’s Banana Nut Sheet Cake recipe…it’s SO GOOD!


How many loaves does this spicy banana bread recipe make?

This recipe uses three to four bananas and makes one loaf. However, you can easily double or triple the recipe to suite your needs.

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*Reposts: Please note that this idea/post was originally posted to this website on 02/16/2017, but it was in great need of a refresh so it now is more user friendly/shareable, and now has a free printable recipe card.

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