Slow Cooker Spiced Banana Bread

Slow Cooker Spiced Banana Bread

With the overindulgence of Christmas almost upon us, I thought a simple banana bread would be in order, with some added spice. Time for my slow cooker spiced banana bread!

Slow cooker spiced banana bread

This one was made in my slow cooker but could equally be made in the oven of course. The benefit of using the slow cooker is that the cake stays really moist, and can be left for a couple of hours while you do other things.

In my case, I did some Christmas wrapping with cinnamon, ginger and all spice wafting in my direction. Perfect!

Slow cooker spiced banana bread

I found the mini gingerbread man sprinkles in Sainsburys, my kids loved them and they top this off perfectly.

The icing is cream cheese icing, which I made using this recipe from The Pink Whisk. I made half the amount stated to top this cake.

Slow cooker spiced banana bread

Just baked, before decorating. Not a soggy top in sight!

Slow cooker spiced banana bread


Slow cooker spiced banana bread

For more festive baking ideas why not check out this gingerbread cake with marhsmallow frosting from Penne for Your Thoughts which I bet tastes amazing, or these gorgeous whisky and ginger bundtlettes from The Crafty Larder.

I would also love a slice of this chocolate mincemeat tart from Farmersgirl Kitchen.

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Slow cooker spiced banana bread

Slow Cooker Spiced Banana Bread

Slow Cooker Spiced Banana Bread

A simple banana bread baked in the crockpot, spiced with winter spices, with cream cheese frosting
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 384kcal
Author: bakingqueen74


  • 115 g butter softened
  • 170 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 300 g plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

For the cream cheese frosting: see recipe from The Pink Whisk in the Notes section (halve the quantities to top this cake)

  • Gingerbread man sprinkles to top the cake


  • Grease and line your slow cooker with a large cake case (available from pound shops etc). I made this cake in my round 3.5 litre slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter together with the sugar, and then break in the eggs and beat well.
  • Stir in the mashed banana.
  • Add the spices, flour, baking powder and salt. Stir till well combined but try not to overmix.
  • Put the mixture into the lined slow cooker pot.
  • Cook on high for approximately 1.5 hours or until a skewer or cake tester come out clean.

Tip: Place a clean tea towel under your slow cooker lid to stop condensation dripping on top of your cake and making it soggy.

  • Turn the slow cooker off, and remove the pot from the metal part carefully. Allow the pot to cool and then turn the cake out, and let it cool completely on a rack.
  • Make up the cream cheese frosting as described in the link above, then use a spatula to spread it on top of the banana bread. Sprinkle on the gingerbread men and enjoy with a festive hot chocolate or mulled cider!
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This was a super easy recipe. Prep time was a cinch, as was clean-up. I added some vanilla extract per one of the reviews. I normally add walnuts to my bread, but b/c of a tree nut allergy in the house, I had to come up with something else to add. I added about a cup of fresh blueberries and some dried cranberries to the batter. What a wonderful addition. Next time I’ll add more blueberries as I loved the flavor it added. I used 5 very ripe banana’s and the bread was super moist. I had enough batter left… Read more »

I added two tablespoons of cocoa to this ecipe and it tasted delicious. A great way of using over the top bananas and the kids loved it. Thankyou.

I’ll just might have a banana bread tomorrow…thanks for giving me the idea šŸ˜‰

I love banana bread and am impressed with all the uses of it that people seem to find!

How funny, I have just spent this weekend working on a banana bread recipe but not in the slow cooker. Like you I am a fan of nutmeg and cinnamon in banana bread..