Beer Banana Bread you ask? Why yes, she replies!!!
I came up with this recipe a few years ago and I tweak it on a regular basis. Each time I make it I keep thinking I change one little thing to improve it even when my husband Forrest says it quite tasty. Of course he doesn’t mind when I continue to make the different varieties either.
You can use what ever beer you like but I highly recommend that you do not use an IPA. I have found they are just too bitter with this recipe. I like using a stout or porter or even a Christmas style beer. If you have access to a banana beer you can use that or probably any fruit style beer, Just have fun with the recipe and let me know what you create!
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2-3/4 cup sugar (depends on beer)
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
2 mdeium bananas smashed
1/2 stp. banana flavoring
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup room temp beer
Spray a bread pan with cooking spray and lightly dust it with flour
In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Whisk this all together.
In a mixing bowl place the eggs, bananas, oil, banana flavor and beer. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Stir only until incorporated – over mixing will cause tough bread.
Pour into a prepared pan and bake at 350 for about 45/50 minutes Time will depend on the oven and if you use a glass pan or metal one.
Side note: I find if I let the bananas get really ripe (blackish) the flavor profile is lost so don’t let your bananas get too dark
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