1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon ginger I also used some crystalized ginger as well for some extra texture
1 ½ cups mashed banana 3 or 4 medium over ripe bananas, plus one extra for garnish (optional)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1.Preheat oven to 350°F and grease or line with parchment paper a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
2.In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and spices). Whisk together until well combined.
3.In a separate bowl, peel and mash the bananas. Then add the eggs, oil or melted butter, and vanilla extract is using. Whisk until well combined.
4.Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula or a spoon to stir the wet and dry together. Do not over-mix the batter!
5.Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Top with one banana, sliced in half, if desired (optional). Bake at 350°F for 55-65 minutes, until a tester comes out with moist crumbs.
6.Remove baked loaf from the pan and transfer to a cooling rack.

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