I’ve been pulling out my favorite Christmas cookie recipes in preparation for a baking frenzy.
This morning, I noticed (as if the universe intended it) my recipe for Old Time Gingersnaps sitting on top of my Banana Nut Quick Bread recipe and thought – *magic.* I took the best of both and gave it a whirl. This loaf combines all of the warm spices and molasses goodness of gingersnaps with the reliable, moist crumb of banana bread. I hope you love it, too.
Yield: One 9×5 loaf
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (4 ounces), softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup banana puree (about 2 ripe bananas)
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon all spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Heat oven to 350. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with pan release and line the bottom with parchment paper.
- Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix to combine. Add banana puree and molasses and mix.
- In a separate bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, all spice and salt.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Bake the loaf for an hour until puffed and a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean or with small crumbs.
- Cool in loaf pan for 15 minutes and then remove loaf from the pan to cool completely.