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healthy gingerbread banana bread that is gluten free and oh so delicious! This healthy gingerbread loaf recipe by Momma Fit Lyndsey is topped with a no sugar cream cheese glaze.
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Gingerbread Banana Bread

Gingerbread Banana Bread is the perfect combination of classic banana bread and all of the seasonal gingerbread flavors!  Gluten free gingerbread with no sugar cream cheese frosting will be your family's new holiday favorite!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 pieces
Author Lyndsey

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil softened
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • cup dairy free or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoon molasses

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.  Prepare a bread pan with a piece of parchment paper fitted like a sling.  Spray with coconut oil spray.
  • To a medium bowl add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir with a whisk and set aside.
  • Add coconut sugar and coconut oil in a large bowl and whisk until well blended.  Add eggs one at a time and whisk well.  Add in the bananas, yogurt and vanilla and whisk until blended.
  • Stir in molasses and spices.  Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredient mix in 3 parts, until just blended.  Spoon the batter into the prepared bread pan.
  • Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes in the pan then lift the parchment sling out to fully cool on a cooling rack.
  • See notes for directions on making cream cheese frosting.

Notes

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting:
Mix together with a fork and spread over cooled loaf.
Pro tip:  You do not need to break out your mixer for this recipe!  I was able to complete the entire recipe using just two bowls and a whisk.

Tips for storing fresh homemade bread

If you decide to use the cream cheese frosting for this loaf, you must refrigerate it.
If not, this healthy gingerbread is best stored on the countertop in an airtight container for up to four days.
You may consider keeping the frosting in a container and using it per slice as you cut it.

Tips for freezing gingerbread

To freeze gingerbread you can either freeze the entire loaf, or cut the bread into slices and freeze by the slice.  Either way, you will want to wrap the  bread securely in foil and then place them in a freezer-proof container.
This bread stays well in the freezer for up to four months.
Note:  the nutrition does not include the cream cheese frosting