4 ripe bananas – mashed
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 scant cup of sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons grated ginger
1/4 cup chopped candied ginger
1 cup slivered almonds
1 teaspoon dried ginger
1 tablespoon honey


Grease a standard size loaf pan or 4 mini loafs and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together banana, butter, vanilla and eggs until well blended and light. Beat in buttermilk and sugars.
In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Slowly add to wet mixture and mix until well blended.
Stir in raisins, and gingers.
In a bowl toss together almonds, dried ginger and honey.
Pour mixture into a loaf pan and sprinkle with tossed almonds.
Bake for 1 hour or until knife comes out clean.