Ginger Banana Bread {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free}

This gingerbread spiced banana bread recipe is perfect for the festive season! Made in one bowl and without eggs, this ginger banana bread is tender on the outside, moist on the inside and dusted with delicious spices! Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free, low carb, and grain-free!

Paleo Vegan Gingerbread Banana Bread Recipe

I will be first to admit this- I do not LOVE gingerbread. Gingerbread SPICES? Yes. Give me all the gingerbread spice. But Gingerbread itself? Nope. 

I blame the molasses.

There is something about that strong flavor which really does not mesh well for me. 

With the holiday season in full swing, I’ve been all about the festive recipes. We’ve had pecan pie bars, homemade English toffee, and even candied pecans

As someone who LOVES the gingerbread spice mix, I opted to give my favorite banana bread recipe a makeover, and add some holiday flavor into it. 

How to make Ginger banana bread

The Ingredients

  • Blanched almond flour. A low carb and grain-free flour that yields a light texture, but incredibly moist inside. You won’t taste the almonds at all. 
  • Sugar substitute. Golden monk fruit sweetener or swerve have been used, and have the same texture and taste like table sugar.
  • Baking powder. A must for any banana bread recipe. 
  • Gingerbread Spices. Gingerbread spice can be bought as a mix, or you can make your own- see below the post for how to make your own. 
  • Bananas. Mashed, overripe bananas are best for banana bread. 
  • Flax eggs. Flax eggs replace the need for any eggs. Prepare flax eggs by combining 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10 minutes, or until a gel is formed. 
  • Coconut oil. To help yield a moist banana bread. You will not taste the coconut flavor. 
  • Vanilla extract. A must for sweeter baked goods!

The Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Prepare your flax eggs by combining 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10 minutes for a gel to form.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all your dry ingredients and mix well. Add the rest of your ingredients and mix well, until fully incorporated.
  4. Transfer your ginger banana bread batter into the lined pan and sprinkle with extra gingerbread spices on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean from the center.
  5. Allow ginger banana bread to cool in the pan completely, before slicing into pieces. 

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How to make a homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

The Ingredients 

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves

The Instructions

  1. Add all your spices into a small bowl and mix well. 

Ingredient Swaps and Substitutions

  • Keto Gingerbread Banana Bread. Substitute the mashed banana for mashed pumpkin. Start with 1 1/4 cups and adjust as needed.
  • Flax eggs. You can substitute the flax eggs for whole eggs if you don’t follow a vegan diet.
  • Sugar-Free Substitute. You can use any granulated sweetener of choice, like coconut palm sugar or brown sugar.
  • Gingerbread Banana Bread. Swap out the granulated sweetener of 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses. 

How to make Ginger Banana Bread moist

The BEST kinds of healthy banana bread recipes are banana bread that is tender on the outside and moist on the inside.

The KEY for super moist banana bread is to ensure your bananas are super ripe. The firmer they are, the thicker your batter will be.

Also, this ginger banana bread has no eggs, so if the center is ‘just’ clean, it will still be cooked and edible. 

Storing, Freezing and Thawing Ginger Banana bread

  • To store. Ginger banana bread should NOT be stored at room temperature, or else it will spoil. this ginger banana bread should be stored in the fridge, in a sealed container. It will keep fresh for at least 5 days. 
  • To freeze. Ginger banana bread is freezer friendly and can be frozen well. Wrap individual slices of banana bread in parchment paper and place it in a ziplock bag. Frozen banana bread will keep fresh for at least 6 months. 
  • To thaw. Thaw ginger banana bread at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. Avoid microwaving it or heating it in the oven, or else it will become soggy. 

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Gluten Free Ginger Banana Bread Recipe

Ginger Banana Bread {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free}

A delicious moist and eggless banana bread recipe loaded with gingerbread spices! Sugar free, dairy free, vegan, paleo and gluten free!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare your flax eggs by combining the ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10 minutes, for a gel to form.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. Add the rest of your ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Transfer your ginger banana bread batter into the lined pan. Sprinkle extra gingerbread spice on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean from the center.
  • Allow banana bread to cool in the pan completely, before slicing into pieces.

Notes

  • To store. Ginger banana bread should NOT be stored at room temperature, or else it will spoil. this ginger banana bread should be stored in the fridge, in a sealed container. It will keep fresh for at least 5 days. 
  • To freeze. Ginger banana bread is freezer friendly and can be frozen well. Wrap individual slices of banana bread in parchment paper and place it in a ziplock bag. Frozen banana bread will keep fresh for at least 6 months. 
  • To thaw. Thaw ginger banana bread at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. Avoid microwaving it or heating it in the oven, or else it will become soggy. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.7mg | NET CARBS: 4g
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3 thoughts on “Ginger Banana Bread {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free}

  1. This looks yummy, I actually think I can smell it cooking! Can you tell me what the amount would be if I subded in regular sugar? thank you

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