Mini gingerbread loaves – family food on the table

Mini gingerbread loaves with an easy orange glaze make a fun, festive holiday treat – and a great gift for teachers, neighbors and friends!

Our first Friday in December – and I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking it’s GO TIME!

My in-laws are visiting this weekend, I’m taking M to see the Nutcracker for the first time, she’s got her first dance recital, I’ve got my annual girls gingerbread house party (for the adults only ??) and I’ve gotta make some goodies for J’s preschool bake sale and Santa visit on Monday.

But we’ve also got our Christmas tree up now, most of the decorations are done, and I caved and we’re doing the Elf on the Shelf this year. Banana chocolate chip bread A decision I may come to regret but so far we’re keeping it low-key and fun.

The kids named our Elf, a girl, Ginger. Recipe for moist banana bread For gingerbread.


Quick and easy banana bread Which is all kinds of appropriate for today’s post!

These gingerbread loaves are full of warm cinnamon, ginger and clove spices and get serious richness and depth of flavor from the molasses.

I use orange zest in the batter and for an extra special treat, I like to drizzle these with a simple orange glaze — it’s just powdered sugar with some more orange zest and a squeeze of juice from the orange.

You can leave the orange glaze off to have these for a morning treat with your tea or coffee, or if you want to wrap them up as a gift.

I give these out to everyone – my kids’ teachers, neighbors, friends, even the mailman! Wrap them up in saran wrap and add some pretty ribbon and you’ve got a perfect little package!

• I use these mini bread pans that measure 3? x 5.75” You’ll need 4 for this recipe. Low fat banana bread (I also use them to make mini versions of my whole wheat orange cranberry bread and to help shape my raw date brownies.)

• The middle of the loaf may fall slightly as it cools. Basic banana bread recipe I’ve modified the recipe a few times to minimize this as much as possible but it still happens to some of my loaves. Moist banana nut bread I figure it’s just a place for extra glaze to pool up ??

• You could lighten these up a little by replacing 1/4 cup of the butter with 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce if you prefer.

• I like it with the orange glaze, but it’s optional. Banana bread easy recipe The gingerbread loaves are just sweet enough on their own – and make an especially lovely morning breakfast. Banana walnut bread They also pack better for gifting without the glaze.

• Extra loaves can be stored at room temperature for 4-5 days or in the fridge for up to a week. Banana bread cake You can also freeze the loaves (without the glaze) for up to 3 months. The best banana bread This is great for making ahead for the holidays!

• You can try baking this in one large 9?5 loaf pan. Receipt for banana bread Increase the baking time to about 50-60 minutes.

I hope your weekend is full of holiday cheer and that your baking plans include these sweet little gingerbread loaves.

Preheat oven to 350. Best banana nut bread recipe Grease mini loaf pans with cooking spray. Eggless banana bread (You’ll need 4 3 x 5.75 pans.)

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients — the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together the molasses, sugar, butter, vanilla and egg until well combined. Peanut butter banana bread Stir in the orange zest.

Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Banana loaf bread Be careful not to overmix!

Pour into prepared mini loaf pans – there won’t be much batter in these. Good banana bread recipe Bake for 23-25 minutes.

For the orange glaze, mix together powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon orange juice. Make banana bread Add an additional teaspoon of orange juice, as needed, to get the glaze to a drizzling consistency. Super moist banana bread recipe Stir in remaining orange zest.

Drizzle loaves with orange glaze and serve warm or at room temperature.

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In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients — the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together the molasses, sugar, butter, vanilla and egg until well combined. How make banana bread Stir in the orange zest.

Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Quick banana bread recipe Be careful not to overmix!

Pour into prepared mini loaf pans – there won’t be much batter in these. Recipe for easy banana bread Bake for 23-25 minutes.

For the orange glaze, mix together powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon orange juice. 2 banana bread recipe Add an additional teaspoon of orange juice, as needed, to get the glaze to a drizzling consistency. A recipe for banana bread Stir in remaining orange zest.

Drizzle loaves with orange glaze and serve warm or at room temperature.

Extra loaves can be stored at room temperature for 4-5 days or in the fridge for up to a week.

You can also freeze the loaves (without the glaze) for up to 3 months.

You can also try baking this in one large 9?5 loaf pan. How to make banana nut bread Increase baking time to about 50-60 minutes.

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I’ve never seen the Nutcracker….can you believe it? Sounds like you are in full on Christmas mode – love it! We are going to put outside lights up this weekend and maaaaaybe the tree…we shall shee ?? If not this weekend, then next. Low calorie banana bread I love doing mini loaves and gifting and I absolutely love the recipe you have here. Basic banana bread I love using zest of citrus fruit in baked good….adds such a great flavour. Banana walnut bread recipe That glaze sounds delicious!! Pinned, of course :). Old fashioned banana bread Have a fun weekend (I’m sure you will). Banana bread easy xoxo

Your photos are so inspiring! You make me want to go out and buy a mini loaf pan so I can make all of these little beauties!! I think Santa will be hearing about these mini loaf pans from me…

I can’t believe Christmas is almost here. Best moist banana bread recipe I’m going to try my best to soak in every moment and smell of the holiday! Hopefully that includes the scent of these mini loaves!!

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