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This bourbon banana bread is moist and full of flavor and topped with a crunchy praline topping. This will be your new favorite banana bread ever!

Bourbon Banana Bread with Praline Topping. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

I have several banana bread recipes here on Cosmopolitan Cornbread, including a paleo variety. But this is by far my favorite version ever.

The bourbon doesn’t make the banana bread taste like liquor, but rather it gives the banana bread a richer, amazing flavor. You will love this too!

Want an amazing dessert? Try a slice of this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

To Make This Recipe You Will Need:

  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • eggs
  • bananas
  • butter (unsalted)
  • brown sugar
  • turbinado sugar
  • pecans
  • vanilla extract
  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • potato masher
  • spatula
  • loaf pan
  • foil
  • wooden skewer or toothpicks
  • cooling rack

Watch me make this recipe in the video below

To begin, preheat your oven to 350°(F).

Coat a standard loaf pan (9×5″) with butter, and set aside for now.

In your mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir it together and set it aside for now.

dry ingredients for the bourbon banana bread in a pottery mixing bowl

Beat 2 eggs with a whisk in another bowl.

Add in very ripe bananas. I use my potato masher to mash the bananas and mix in the eggs at the same time.

mashed bananas and eggs in an antique batter bowl

Add in some brown sugar, melted butter and bourbon. Stir it together.

wet ingredients for the bourbon banana bread in a bowl

Add your banana mixture to your dry ingredients and mix well with a whisk.

Stir in the chopped pecans.

adding pecans to the bourbon banana bread batter

Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.

To make the praline topping, combine finely chopped pecans, turbinado sugar and vanilla extract in a small bowl and stir well.

praline topping ingredients in a small bowl

Sprinkle the praline mixture over the top of the banana bread batter.

unbaked banana bread in a white and blue metal pan

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the banana bread tests done with a wooden skewer/toothpick.

After the first 30 minutes of baking, cover with a tent of aluminum foil to prevent the bread from over-browning.

Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes.

baked bourbon banana bread in a pan on a cooling rack

Carefully remove the bread from the pan and cool on a rack.

Enjoy!

Bourbon Banana Bread with Praline Topping from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This Bourbon Banana Bread with Praline Topping is best stored in an airtight container. The banana bread can be frozen, but the integrity of the topping is sometime degraded. I recommend eating it fresh!

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Bourbon Banana Bread with Praline Topping. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Bourbon Banana Bread with Praline Topping from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Bourbon Banana Bread with Praline Topping

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Rich, moist banana bread with a crunchy praline topping. This will be your favorite banana bread ever! This recipe makes one loaf.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Course Breads, Breakfast or Brunch Foods, Quick Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 321 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Bourbon Banana Bread

For the Praline Topping

For the Pan

Instructions
 

Making the Bourbon Banana Bread Batter

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350°(F).
  • Coat a standard loaf pan with butter, and set aside for now.
  • In your mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir it together and set it aside for now.
  • Beat the eggs with a whisk in another bowl.
  • Add in the bananas. I use my potato masher to mash the bananas and mix in the eggs at the same time.
  • Add in your brown sugar, melted butter and bourbon. Stir it together.
  • Add your banana mixture to your dry ingredients and mix well with a whisk.
  • Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.

Making the Praline Topping

  • Combine the praline topping ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
  • Sprinkle the praline mixture over the top of the banana bread batter.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the banana bread tests done with a wooden skewer/toothpick. After the first 30 minutes of baking, cover with a tent of aluminum foil to prevent the bread from over-browning.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the bread from the pan and cool on a rack.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 264mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 298IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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