Baking

Bourbon Banana Bread

October 28, 2015

I promise that bourbon banana bread won't make you drunk before noon, but the added bourbon imparts a wonderful subtle butterscotch flavour to this recipe.

Bourbon for breakfast?!

Yes, I will, thank you! I promise that bourbon banana bread won’t make you drunk before noon, but the added bourbon imparts a wonderful subtle butterscotch flavour, recreating a classic recipe for the autumn season.I promise that bourbon banana bread won't make you drunk before noon, but the added bourbon imparts a wonderful subtle butterscotch flavour to this recipe.

This is my favourite banana bread recipe – a recipe I created after baking countless banana breads and finding none that I liked. Maybe I’m too picky with my banana breads (and let’s be honest, my main taste tester is J!): I like a moist and flavourful bread.

Just like Goldilocks said, this recipe is juuuuust right.

Here I’ve used 3 mashed bananas (any recipes that use 1 banana can hardly call themselves a banana bread, in my opinion!), added a hint of sour cream for moistness, and a sprinkle of cinnamon for warm flavour. I also pressed some walnuts into the top of the loaf before baking, for a satisfying crunch.

Bourbon Banana Bread

Morning light on autumn trees

I make this bourbon banana bread whenever we have too many too-brown bananas on hand, which unfortunately (or… fortunately?!) is rather often.

After the loaf has cooled, I like to slice it and wrap individual portions in plastic wrap to stash in the freezer. Our stash of muffins and loaf slices in our freezer is extensive – and it means that there’s always time for breakfast, even if you’re running out the door!

I promise that bourbon banana bread won't make you drunk before noon, but the added bourbon imparts a wonderful subtle butterscotch flavour to this recipe.

Of course, if the thought of consuming bourbon for breakfast freaks you out, I recommend substituting the bourbon with milk or water. But for me – let’s throw in a brunch cocktail while we’re at it!

5 from 1 vote
I promise that bourbon banana bread won't make you drunk before noon, but the added bourbon imparts a wonderful subtle butterscotch flavour to this recipe.
Bourbon Banana Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
A special banana bread recipe remade with bourbon for Fall.
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: breakfast for dinner
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (I used Bulleit)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs and beat until combined. Stir in vanilla, mashed bananas, bourbon, and sour cream.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour - 1 hour, 10 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Let bread cool in the pan for approx 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool completely.
My favourite moist 3-banana Banana Bread Recipe with a secret ingredient: bourbon! It's always 5 o'clock somewhere!

  • Reply
    monika
    November 2, 2016 at 11:18 am

    F word! I had three blackened bananas and used them to make banana bread last night using a different recipe. i would have preferred this one. you sold me with your drive to find The perfect banana bread! next time! thanks!

    • Reply
      breakfastfordinner
      November 2, 2016 at 11:25 am

      OMG I struggled for YEARS to find a great banana bread recipe – this one is definitely my fav!! The sour cream keeps the bread moist and using 3 bananas gives tons of banana flavor! I sometimes sub milk for the bourbon and it’s equally delish.

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