Jacked up Banana Bread

"I found this recipe on the Smitten Kitchen blog, and I wanted to post it here, because it is so easy (you don't need a hand mixer and it is a one-bowl recipe), and it is seriously one of the best banana breads I have ever tasted. The title is great too! *Notes*: I did add the baking powder from the original recipe, I also added measurements to the salt, cloves, and bananas, and the original recipe called for an 8x4-inch pan. I usually double the recipe, use unsweetened applesauce for half of the butter, and I have used Cruzan vanilla rum for the alcohol part before. This bread is very good. VERY good. VeRy, vErY, very, VERY good. ;) Thank you Deb!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 loaf




  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla, and bourbon, then the spices.
  • Sprinkle the baking soda, baking powder, and salt over the mixture and mix inches
  • Add the flour last; mix until all the flour is incorporated.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Bake for one hour, or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.

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I am an active lady, and I am not the top chef in the world, but I can hold my own. I love making things that remind me of when I was little, I love trying out new recipes, and I love learning new things to cook. Most of the recipes I post are recipes I loved that I found online, but that I have tweaked just a bit. I do have some family recipes on here too. I love to bake, probably more than anything else in the kitchen. I love to bike ride. I like to read, travel, kayak (I've only been twice, but I loved it), hike, camp, basically any outdoorsy/active stuff.?
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