Gingerbread Banana Bread (Oat Flour)

In the spirit of the holiday season, here is a delicious banana bread recipe but this one comes with some holiday flavors! I wanted to make a special banana bread that blended in the winter spices and flavors of gingerbread.

The addition of molasses, ginger, allspice, and the Wild Friends gingerbread peanut butter makes this banana bread extra special. If you don’t have that flavor peanut butter feel free to sub in regular peanut butter or almond butter and just add a few extra shakes of the spices. I also made this with oat flour – if you are gluten free make sure to check that your oats are certified gluten free! This bread comes together super easily and makes a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert! 

Tip: Oat Flour

  • Oat flour can be easily be made by whizzing up rolled oats in a blender if you don’t have the flour on hand. Simple run the oats until they are a fine flour.
  • If the recipe calls for 2 cups of flour blend 2 cups of oats.

I love topping it with some extra peanut butter! Feel free to add in your favorites mix-ins into the batter to make it extra special- dark chocolate chips or walnuts would be great in this!


Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice 

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 bananas 
  • 1 ½ tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tbsp gingerbread Wild Friends peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp flax meal mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. 
  2. In a small little bowl/mixing saucer mix your ground flax meal with water, set aside for a few minutes to allow it to thicken. 
  3. In a large bowl mix your dry ingredients together : oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. 
  4. In a separate bowl mash your bananas. Then add in flax mixture, egg, molasses, peanut butter, vanilla, and coconut oil (melted). After well combined using a hand mixer, add in the coconut sugar. Mix again. 
  5. Then add in your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients. Using a hand mixer just until well combined, do not over mix. 
  6. If you’d like to add in any additional fun ingredients like chocolate chips, walnuts, cranberries- fold them in at this point. 
  7. Then add the batter to your lined loaf pan and bake for 45- 50 minutes, until the toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing. This bread is pretty moist and I recommend storing in the refrigerator. 

Tip: If you only have plain peanut butter that is fine, just increase slightly the spices. 

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