This delicious and surprisingly nutritious Banana Gingerbread Loaf will be a new holiday favourite in your house (and your kids will devour it too!). It’s soft, moist and has the perfect combo of sweet and spicy.
The perfect combination of sweet and spicy
If there’s one thing I know, the smells and tastes of gingerbread always bring on the holiday spirit. Even this year, when everything is weird and wacky. I mean, let’s be honest… Christmas 2020 will be anything but normal. No extended family or friends; no big family skating party; no potluck appy-style Christmas Eve party; no big family Christmas dinner gathering. There are a lot of holiday traditions that have been taken away from us this year. But the pandemic cannot take away our Christmas spirit. Some of our most treasured traditions will be preserved (such as baking delicious holiday recipes), and some new ones created. In fact, Christmas 2020 might just be the most memorable Christmas ever. Especially in your children’s eyes.
Could this be the most wonderful Christmas you’ve ever had? What if?!
I’ve been feeling sad and disappointed just like everyone, but over the past week or so, I’ve really tried to change my perspective. This is just one of many, many Christmases. And we’ll likely never get another Christmas like this! When do we ever have so much time to spend with our immediate family members? When are we not running around trying to fit everything and everyone in? When do we ever have the chance to play endless board games, enjoy a fire, bake those recipes that we’ve always wanted to bake, go skating and tobogganing with JUST OUR FAMILY, or spend Christmas day in our PJs—from beginning to end.
What if we made this Christmas the best one we’ve ever had? Treasure the moments with the people who are the most important? Provide our kids with the most memorable holiday? See, it’s not about how many people we can fit in, or the rushing around, or the mountain of gift. It’s about special moments of togetherness.
Maybe we consider Christmas 2020 a gift.
Why I love this Healthy Gingerbread Loaf so much:
If baking is part of your plan (which in my mind, is one of the most special things you can do with your kids), you must MUST put this recipe on the list. It’s the perfect way to rescue old bananas (which add natural sweetness and help to reduce food waste), and bring the festive taste and smell of the holidays into your home. Made with ground rolled oats, milk, and bananas, this loaf is unusually nutritious. But you’d never know it, because it’s naturally sweet, soft, moist and delicious!
Pair it with Greek yogurt and fruit for breakfast, or enjoy it with vanilla ice cream for dessert!
P.S. If you’re looking for a baking rack to cool this beauty down, check out this wire cooling rack.
This recipe looks almost identical to one “‘Chocolate covered Katie” posted in 2015
Sarah Remmer says
Interesting to know! Thanks for coming across my recipe :).
I must have made this wrong because it was awful to cook!! It took almost an hour and a half and was still soft in the middle. Is it actually 2.5 CUPS of banana because that ended up being 7 whole bananas!! I hope it tastes good but it’s still cooking
Sarah Remmer, RD says
Hi Amy, thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. If there’s anything you’d recommend to improve this recipe, I’m all ears. I appreciate your time and for being here!