Bourbon Banana Bread/Chocolate Chip Bourbon Banana Bread

I have had two medium-sized loaf pans sitting around my kitchen for a while now. I never knew what I wanted to make in them first. So when someone gave us a bottle of bourbon I knew that I would need to make this banana bread. What a perfect way to make a plain loaf of usual banana bread into something extraordinary!

Bourbon Banana Bread/Chocolate Chip Bourbon Banana Bread
Recipe adapted from Sassy Radish

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated or ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
3-5 overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp bourbon
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375. Spray the loaf pans (I used two medium-sized) with vegetable spray.
Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl.
In a separate medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer on high-speed until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs, bananas, buttermilk, vanilla and bourbon and stir to mix well.
Add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and stir just until the flour is moist and no longer visible. Don’t over-mixing. Fold in the toasted walnuts
Divide the batter evenly into the loaf pans (I used two medium-sized) and smooth out the top. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean and the top is browned (depends on your oven so I checked every .
Let the bread cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool.

{Chocolate Chip Bourbon Banana Bread}

{Close-up of Chocolate Chip Bourbon Banana Bread}

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5 thoughts on “Bourbon Banana Bread/Chocolate Chip Bourbon Banana Bread

  1. Oh Splendid! I always watch Nigela Lawson on tv cooking everything with bourbon. I guess bourbon adds an awesome extra flavor in cooking and baking.It looks great!

  2. Yum..this recipe sounds delectable and the pictures are scrumptious. Just two questions: where does the buttermilk come in and what is the quantity of toasted walnuts? I don’t see either item in the ingredient list.

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