I had some really, really ripe bananas that absolutely needed to be made into banana bread. It had to be done.
I love this recipe for two reasons. First, it has lots and lots of bananas in it, like 5. Second, it has bourbon in it. Bourbon really accentuates the banana and adds a depth of flavor. This bread is moist, flavorful with a hint of spice.
Mix in the butter, brown sugar, eggs, bourbon and vanilla.
Add in the flax seed, salt, baking soda and flour.
Hot out of the oven with a bit of powdered sugar.
With a bit of butter, just a bit. Butter makes everything better.
5 ripe bananas
½ cup melted salted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1 1/2 cup of flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, mash peeled bananas. Add melted butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon. Stir in all of the spices, baking soda and salt Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.