A spiced up banana bread with mini chocolate chips and sugar topping!
This is a lightly spiced bread using clove, ginger and cinnamon. The spice is not over powering, it’s just right. Just like the chocolate chips, I add a small amount of mini chocolate chips for the lighter bite!
This is all it takes to make a perfectly spiced banana bread!
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp clove
This banana bread recipe is the best because of the method. I like to melt the sugar with the banana, butter and egg. In the instructions you will notice you mix together the wet ingredients first. That way it sits while you mix the dry and the sugars melt into the mixture. I also give the wet ingredients a really good mix right before combining the dry to the wet.
This spiced banana bread smells amazing while it is baking. It’s like a holiday smell that brings comfort and hunger!
Here is a really nice Pineapple Blueberry Loaf recipe to try next time!
Banana Spice Bread
- 3 bananas
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups white flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp clove
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbs white sugar *for sprinkling on top before baking
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips *optional
- Pre-heat oven to 350F
- Grease a loaf pan and add strip of parchment in the centre with some hanging over the edge of the loaf pan
- In a big bowl mash and mix the bananas with the sugars until combined
- Add the vanilla and melted butter, stir until combined and butter has cooled slightly
- Add the egg (make sure butter isn't too warm) and mix well, set aside
- Mix all the dry ingredient together in separate bowl
- Before adding the dry ingredient to the wet banana mixture, give the banana mixture one last good stir
- Now combine the dry slowly to the wet banana mixture until mixed well
- Mix in mini chocolate chips if you are using them
- Pour batter into loaf pan, do not over fill leave room for the bread to rise
- Sprinkle with a few chocolate chips and a tbs of sugar
- Bake until lightly golden brown, for about an hour (use a tooth pick to test the center)
- cut the sugar up to half
- add another banana
- use more chocolate chips, I like them light in this recipe
- add more spice
- add raisins instead of chocolate chips
- use a light cooking oil in place of butter