Spiced peanut butter banana bread – an easy recipe that's big on festive flavor

We've seen banana bread before, but this ginger spiced peanut butter recipe is super easy and one of a kind. Festive, delicious and decorative all in one

gingernut banana bread
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We've seen banana bread before, but this ginger spiced peanut butter banana bread recipe is super easy and one of a kind. Festive, delicious and decorative all in one, if you're bored of regular banana bread then this one is for you! 

It is basically a peanut butter banana cake recipe which has an amazing texture and flavor – whether you go smooth or crunchy – anyway, combined with this incredible ginger flavor that will remind you of your favorite gingernut biscuits, and also, Christmas

Oh, that's more is this easy banana bread is 100% vegan! And, it's made with spelt flour rather than regular flour so there are a few additional health benefits there for you to enjoy! Warming, filling, this makes a gorgeous breakfast or afternoon treat with a cup of hot cocoa. Keep scrolling for this delicious recipe.

Ginger spiced peanut butter banana bread recipe

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 120ml coconut milk 
  • 3 ripe, medium sized bananas, mashed
  • 6 tbsp Meridian gingernut peanut butter (or use regular peanut butter and an additional 1/2 tsp ginger)
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter, melted 
  • 50g coconut sugar 
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste

For the dry ingredients:

  • 250g white spelt flour 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • Large pinch salt 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or more, to taste) 
  • 3/4 tsp ginger (or more, to taste) 
  • Pinch nutmeg 
  • 150g dark chocolate chips

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 180C and lightly grease a normal loaf cake tin, or if you want this gorgeous festive display as seen above, use a Bundt tin. 

2. Combine the coconut milk with the apple cider vinegar and whisk vigorously,  then set this aside for 10 minutes. 

3. Take a large mixing bowl, and add to it the mashed bananas and melted butter along with the maple syrup, gingerbread nut butter, vanilla essence and finally, the  coconut sugar. 

4. Then add in the milk and stir/whisk until just combined. 

5. Take a separate bowl to combine the spelt flour with the baking powder, salt and spices. 

6. Fold the wet mixture into the liquid mixture until both well combined. 

7. Next, stir in the dark chocolate chips. 

8. Pour the peanut butter banana cake mixture into your tin of choice and bake in the oven for 35-40 minute, until firm on top, cooked through – insert a small wooden skewer to check – and smelling amazing! 

9. Allow it to cool completely before serving/decorating.

10. Ginger = Christmas vibes, so decorate yours with royal icing, cranberries and the like to get the look!

With special thanks to www.meridianfoods.co.uk, Wholefoods for this recipe where you can find their new Gingernut butter which is used in the above recipe. Each jar donates 25p to Meridian’s partner charity, International Animal Rescue.