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Beer Banana Bread January 19, 2019

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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Beer Banana Bread October 2, 2012


This recipe is so awesome!!  I wanted to make sure I had everything exact before I passed it along.  After talking with a reader last week I became gun shy about my banana bread recipes.  She informed me her’s didn’t turn out but I think what happened is she didn’t let it bake long enough.  It is soooo important to test your oven temp with a separate thermometer but if you  don’t do that, set the time for at least 5 minutes less than the recipe calls for and then add time from there.

The first batch I made of this bread was eaten before I had the chance to even try making the french toast out of it.  So I had to make more with some of my bananas I keep stored in the freezer but after the batch I made again last night I’m out of my banana stock!  There were so many requests for the bread I had to make little loves for everyone (hope they don’t mind).  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as everyone that has tried it.     Enjoy!!!!  For comments/questions email ramona@lowfatdivablog.com

Beer Banana Bread

1 3/4 cup flour

1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar (quantity depends on type of beer)

1 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup egg beaters

2 medium bananas smashed

1/4 tsp. banana flavoring

4 Tlb. Blue Bonnet Lite melted

1/4 cup room temp beer (no IPA – too bitter with the hops.  I used my a brown ale and I tried a lager but with the lager you do need to add full amount of sugar)

Spray a bread pan with butter flavored  Pam and lightly dust it with flour.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt . Whisk together.  In a mixing bowl place egg beaters, bananas, melted oleo, banana flavor and beer.  On low speed mix all the wet ingredients together.  By hand mix the dry ingredients.  Stir only until incorporated – over mixing will cause tough bread.

Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 for about 45-55 minutes

Beer Banana French Toast

Slice bread to desired thickness.  Dip each slice into some egg beaters.  Lay each slice into a frying pan that has been sprayed with butter flavored Pam.  Brown each side and serve with warm maple syrup.  Lots of great flavors will be happening in your mouth!

Beer Banana Bread French Toast


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