12.24.2013

Bourbon Maple Banana Bread



I'm combing my two favorite things this holiday season.


Baking and booze. Lovely, right?!


And you know how I hate to waste food. So when I see brown bananas, my mind is reeling with what I can do with them. The possibilities are endless. Waffles, pancakes, smoothies, and of course, a classic, banananana bread!


I am making this bread again tonight with the total intention to make it into french toast for Christmas morning. 


Bourbon Maple Banana Bread
Makes 1 loaf
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup of salted butter, melted
1/4-1/3 cup of maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want it)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of flour (I use a combination of 1 cup whole wheat pastry and 1 cup all purpose)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter and mashed banana. Mix in the maple syrup, sugar, yogurt, vanilla, eggs, and bourbon, then the spices. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered loaf pan and bake on the middle rack 45-55 minutes or until a butter knife comes out clean. Cool on a rack and slice it up when your ready. 



Happy Christmas!

Erica

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