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    Guinness Banana Nut Bread

    Guinness Banana Nut Bread. Photo by Rita~

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    1 hrs 15 mins

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    Rita~'s Note:

    Found this on line by Ken Pappenheim This came in First prize in the dessert category in the 2000 Guinness Cook-off at his local Pub. And for all of you that know me I did tweak it just a bit. Top it with this Orange Cream Cheese Frosting if your want to really bring it up a notch! Heart Optional: You can replace 1/2 cup of flour with Irish steel cut oats. I just spun them in the food processor with the sifted ingredients. Better for your heart!

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    Serves: 20



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    Heart Optional

    • 1/2 cup oats, replaces 1/2 cup of flour with Irish steel cut oats. I just spun them in the food processor with the


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.  Lightly grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl cream the brown sugar, banana, eggs, vanilla and oil; set aside.
    3. 3
      In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom and cloves.
    4. 4
      Alternately blend the flour mixture and the beer into the creamed mixture.
    5. 5
      Stir in the walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips, and ginger to the mixture and blend well.
    6. 6
      Pour into the prepared pans.
    7. 7
      Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
    8. 8
      Leave in pan for 15 minutes to cool before turning out to cool completely on rack. Plate and dust with sugar.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 07, 2010


      Lovely banana bread! This recipe saved the day. I started making bran muffins this morning at 7am and after I had mixed together the flour, 2 t. cinnamon, 2 t. baking soda and 1 c. sugar, I realized that I did not have any bran. So the search began for another recipe and I came across this one; I had most of the ingredients so only had to make a few changes. Since I had already added a greater amount of cinnamon, I reduced the other spices to 1/4 t. each based on some of the other reviews. I then used 1 c. brown sugar since I had already stirred in 1 c. granulated sugar. I only had Guinness draught. I used 2 bananas (almost 1 cup). I stirred in 2 generous tablespoons of chopped candied ginger, 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips and 1/2 c. chopped semi-sweet chocolate, 1 c. chopped toasted pecans and 1 c. raisins. I then baked it in a bundt pan for 1 hour. My husband declared this a winner! Thanks for the recipe.

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    • on June 15, 2009


      I echo Dom and Amanda here. This is the most delicious banana bread that's ever come out of my kitchen. My DH was swooning over it. It's absolutely gorgeous: dark, rich, with the essential flavours of chocolate, spices, and Guinness in perfect balance. I cut back the cinnamon to 1 tsp and the cardamom to 1/2 tsp and I'll continue to use it that way. My flour was a blend of white and whole wheat. Oh, and I used candied ginger and was rather generous with it, cutting in maybe 3 tbsp. The batter was very runny and I worried about that, but it baked beautifully in 1 hour. Thanks so much for your posting, Rita!

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    • on April 24, 2009


      This is a good recipe for banana bread. Nice and earthy.

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    Nutritional Facts for Guinness Banana Nut Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (372 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 456.1
    Calories from Fat 113
    Total Fat 12.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 18.6 mg
    Sodium 269.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 31.5 g
    Protein 7.0 g

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