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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


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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.

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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.

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Mix in the flour mixture until well blended and the consistency of brown sugar.

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Gradually beat in the eggs.

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Fold in the mashed bananas, walnuts, and bourbon.

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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.

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