Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bananas Foster Nom Nom Bread

We all know I have a bread addiction. But I thought this recipe would be a fun new twist on the typical boring banana bread.
I always have brown bananas on my kitchen counter. I typically like to purchase green ones just so the kids and I can enjoy them for a week. Unfortunately, the grocery store's bananas were looking pretty yellow this grocery trip so I knew I would have to find a recipe to use them in.
I then ran across this Bananas Foster Banana Bread from the Brown Eyed Baker blog and thought it would be perfect!

Here it is, in all of its naughty glory:

For the Bread:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons whole milk
1/2 cup cinnamon chips

For the Streusel:
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

For the Glaze:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup dark rum

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan, set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and vegetable oil. Add in the eggs, whisking after each addition. Add in the mashed bananas and vanilla and whisk to combine.
Alternate the flour and the milk mixture, whisking after each addition and ending with the flour.
Pour banana bread batter into your prepared pan and sprinkle with cinnamon chips.

Prepare the streusel in a small bowl by mixing together all of the ingredients, with your hands, until crumbly.
Sprinkle the streusel over the top of the bread batter and chips and place in the oven, on a cookie sheet, and bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the glaze.

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine the butter, water and sugar for the glaze. Bring to a boil and immediately turn the heat to low. Simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add in the rum.

Poke holes all over the top of the bread with a toothpick or skewer. Slowly pour half of the glaze over the top and allow the bread to soak it up for 5 minutes. Finish with the remaining glaze and allow the bread to devour it.

This bread is best served warm. It has a small hint of rum with the crunchy streusel topping and buttery banana flavor. The bread is DIVINE with a scoop of ice cream.

Enjoy everyone!



  1. Oh, my! Love bananas, cinnamon and rum...have to get some bananas and make this recipe for a bake sale to raise money for orphaned pets.