Bourbon Banana Walnut Bread

Use old bananas in Bourbon Banana Walnut Bread, a moist, sweet quick bread that is full of flavor and perfect for a special breakfast.

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon fine grain salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder5 1/3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs lightly beaten
2 very ripe bananas mashed½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon bourbon


Place all ingredients in a warm environment. In the lower part of the oven, place a rack. Set the oven to 350° F. Set out a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with butter.


In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour through baking powder). Place aside.

Use a strong fork or a Kitchen Aid to thoroughly combine the butter and sugar in a big basin until it becomes lighter in color and texture. The flour mixture should be thoroughly combined and have the consistency of brown sugar. Beat in the eggs gradually.

Fold in the chopped walnuts, mashed bananas, and bourbon. Spread the batter evenly after scraping it into the pan. 50–60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, should be baked at 350° F.

Allow to cool completely for 5 to 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack before removing the mold.

8 servings or a 9-inch loaf are produced. from Joy of Cooking, modified Increase the bourbon by two times if you prefer a stronger bourbon flavor. The recipe yields a delicious, well-balanced banana bread, but if you want a stronger bourbon flavor, double it.

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