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Easy Gingersnap Banana Bread recipe
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Gingersnap Banana Bread

Gingersnap Banana Bread is a spiced banana bread recipe topped with crushed gingersnap cookies! The flavors meld into perfection in this incredible banana quick bread
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingersnap Banana Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 315kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 large bananas)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed gingersnaps *See note


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with baking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt, set aside.
  • In the body of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer and a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until well combined with the paddle attachment. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time and mix well.
  • Add in the mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla, mix until well combined, scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Add half of the flour mixture and stir it in on low speed. Add the remaining flour and mix until well incorporated, scrape down the sides.
  • Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the gingersnaps on top.
  • Add the remaining batter, and top with the remaining gingersnaps, gently pressing them into the batter. 
  • Bake for 70-80 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean. When the banana bread has baked for 30 minutes, add a foil tent on top to reduce browning.


*For the recipe, use the harder cracker style gingersnaps. If you use the soft style then the texture of the bread will be slightly different.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg