I love making home made bread occasionally and this one really is a winner. The flavors are nice and it’s great as a snack, dessert or breakfast. I’ve also thought about making these a mini loaf in Christmas baskets instead of added sweets like cookies. Either way it’ll be a go to bread of mine.
Bourbon Banana Walnut Bread
(Adapted from Life Currents)
Makes a 9×5 loaf, or 8 servings
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon fine grain salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
5 1/3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs lightly beaten
2 very ripe bananas mashed
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon bourbon
Have all ingredients at room temperature. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan, and set aside.
Whisk the dry ingredients (flour through baking powder) together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together using a sturdy fork or in a Kitchen-aid until it’s lightened in color and texture.
Mix in the flour mixture until well blended and the consistency of brown sugar.
Gradually beat in the eggs.
Fold in the mashed bananas, walnuts, and bourbon.
Scrape the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350° F for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 – 10 minutes before unmolding to cool completely.