Ginger Banana Bread


Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 minsCooking MethodDietTags, , ,

A new take on an old Lunchbox Doctor recipe. For those that love the banana bread but want a slightly different (more exotic!) flavour here's a ginger flavoured version.

 1 egg
 4 bananas, mashed
 75 g soft butter
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 170 g wholegrain spelt or gluten-free flour
 75 g dark muscavado sugar
 2 tsp ground ginger
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
 1 pinch salt


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade or 160 degrees centigrade if using a fan assisted oven


In a bowl mix the egg, mashed banana, butter and vanilla extract


In another bowl mix the flour, spices, bicarbonate of soda and salt


Add the wet to the dry ingredients and stir to mix together.


Grease and line a 1lb cake tin. Pour the mixture into the tin.


Bake for 1 hour.


Remove and leave to cool before slicing.


  1. wendy burdon on 21st September 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Jenny. I made this today for the first time because I had some bananas to use. Was a bit worried it might be too heavy as I only had strong wholemeal bread flour! Mixed it all up in my Thermomix and added some sultanas to it. It’s delicious! A huge hit with the family and will be perfect to put a slice in my son’s packed lunch!

    • Jenny Tschiesche on 6th October 2020 at 3:05 pm

      Oh I am so pleased it was such a hit!

  2. Carla M Reimche on 30th November 2021 at 3:46 pm

    I tried this recipe this morning. It is amazing. My daughter had four slices for breakfast, lol. I subbed fresh ginger and pure’ed it with one of the bananas. I also added some frozen blueberries for fun. Delicious. Will definitely keep this recipe and make it again.

    • Jenny Tschiesche on 7th December 2021 at 5:31 pm

      That’s wonderful! Great adaptations too.

  3. Chhavi on 8th March 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Hi, can i substitute with coconut sugar?

    • Jenny Tschiesche on 11th March 2022 at 5:30 pm

      absolutely you can!

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