Grandpa’s Banana Ginger Bread

by on December 13, 2017
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  • ½ CU softened margarine
  • ½ CU white granulated sugar
  • ½ CU brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBL lemon juice
  • 3 over-ripe bananas – mashed


  • ¾ CU white flour
  • ¾ CU wheat flour
  • ½ CU spelt (optional)
  • or ½ CU more white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 TBL granulated ginger – chopped
  • NOTE: I prefer to pulse the ginger with a bit of the sugar to make small chunks of ginger.

1. Preheat oven to 350º F
2. IN FIRST (LARGE) BOWL – – Cream butter and sugars together
3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each egg
4. Mix in mashed bananas, vanilla, and lemon juice
5. IN SECOND BOWL sift and mix all dry ingredients together and add ginger
6. Add dry mixture to first bowl, stir to moisten. Do not over-mix.
7. Transfer to greased loaf pans (or pans lined with wax paper)
8. Lay a sheet of foil loosely over the top, and bake 60 minutes.
9. Remove foil after baking 60 minutes, and continue to bake for 15 more minutes.
10. Let stand ten minutes before removing from pan
11. Place released loaf on cake rack to cool
This will make four 2½ x 4½ baking dishes (the size you have now) or one 9 x 9 baking dish.

1. Replace the ginger with chopped walnuts
2. Add raisins, dates, or dried cranberries rather (or in addition to) the ginger
3. We like to add ¼ C raw oatmeal to ours

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