Best Banana Bread EverBy Beer and Baking
- Recipe TypeSide Dish
- Prep Time15 minutes
- Yield8 slices
You'll be begging your bananas to go bad just so you can make this delicious banana bread made with 21st Amendment Fireside Chat, a winter spiced ale with hints of winter aromatic spices like cocoa, caramel and nutmeg.
- Banana Bread
- 1 3/4 cup AP flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup beer
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of corn syrup
- 1/4 cup beer
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Make sure your rack is in the middle of the oven.
- Grease a bread pan with unsalted butter and make sure it’s fully covered so the bread doesn’t stick. You can also use baking spray.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl whisk the eggs until frothy. Add the banana and melted butter and beer.
- Mix so there are no big chunks of banana and then start adding the dry mix. Mix until incorporated and do not over-mix.
- Fold in the walnuts with a spatula and then scrape into your prepared bread pan.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes. Be sure to rotate your bread about halfway through so it bakes evenly. Check the bread by using a toothpick and seeing if any liquid comes out when you poke the middle of the bread.
- Do it a few times because you might hit the banana. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. After the bread is cooled it should slide right out the pan. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
- Whisk together the powdered sugar, corn syrup and beer. If the mixture looks too loose then add more powdered sugar.
- If it’s too thick, add a little more beer. If you drank it all then water will work.
- Pour the frosting over the bread and allow it to drip down. I put the bread on a wire rack sitting on a cookie sheet so frosting doesn’t drip everywhere.
- Cut and enjoy!
Jessica Rice enjoys taking photos, reviewing beer events, bars and restaurants and loves making baked goods and various deserts. She also just so happens to be a huge fan of craft beer. All of her passions combine on her blog Beer and Baking.