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 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 white wheat, that I grind myself in my Nutrimill Grain Grinder, 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.
I didn’t take a bunch of pics of the process this time, because this recipe is one of my lazy “Dump & Mix” recipes so it would have been silly.
Here are some pics of the final product! It’s oh so yummy!
Before we dive right into the recipe, I wanted to share with you guys links to five of my other recipes that you’re going to love too:
- Banana Nut Cake With Sour Cream Frosting
- Easy Chicken Taco Pie
- Pumpkin Walnut Muffins
- Fudgy Turtle Cookies (cake mix recipe)
- Costco Chicken Bake
Now back to the recipe for my Delicious Spiced Banana Bread!
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 kids 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!
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 to sneak some omega 3's into my families diet... shhh!
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.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! If you liked what you saw, please make sure to share it via social media!
Other ways to show your support are to follow and/or interact with me on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or by Subscribing To My Email List. If you purchase suggested products through Amazon, the cost to you remains the same, but I make a small commission on everything in your cart.
If something was particularly helpful and you would like to donate directly to the blog, you can do so via PayPal, here. I’m a single mom of four, so every little bit helps. Thanks so much! ~Sarah
Here are five of my other posts that you may also like(the pics are links):
*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.