Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Two of my favorite things: gingerbread and bananas. How can you go wrong? The bananas keep the bread so moist. This is the perfect fall treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. Sift together all the dry ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, molasses, and honey until smooth.
  4. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the sour cream and bananas.
  5. Stir in the dry ingredients just until blended.
  6. Place the batter in the pan and bake for 55-60 minutes, or a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack and cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar or glaze.
Most Helpful

It came out way too heavy for me and I definitely think it needs a lot more leavening than the self-rising flour provides. The taste is okay, but the texture is just so gooey/sticky that it's difficult to enjoy. I think I can make changes to the recipe to fix it, but as-is, it just doesn't make nearly as good of a quick bread as I generally make on my own.

JanelleKC October 26, 2008

Missing ginger. Smells absolutely lovely. But, it was too "spice"y for my family and I.

DolceBella26 December 23, 2012

Where is the ginger? I added 1 1/2 teaspoons of powdered ginger, substituted 1/3 cup oil for the butter, and more molasses for the honey. I also used one cup each of unbleached and whole wheat flour, adding 2 teaspoons baking powder & about 1/2 teaspoon salt (had no self-rising flour) - and a good handful of raisins at the end - and now I have a loaf of delicious bread that is moist, spicy, not too sweet and not overwhelmingly banana-y - this is definitely my new banana bread recipe. Thank you!

wax lion February 16, 2008