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Banana Bread with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Banana bread is undoubtedly my favorite breakfast food.


You know, aside from doughnuts and cinnamon rolls and Reese’s Puffs cereal… But I digress.

It all started back in high school when I started going off campus to Starbucks on my off periods. My friend and I would walk all the way there just to get a slice of banana bread and a caramel frappuccino during second period.

Those were the days…


Of course, once I stopped drinking sugar filled caffeinated beverages on a regular basis, I also stopped having an excuse to go to Starbucks for a slice of banana bread.

This banana bread blows that Starbucks banana bread right out of the water though.

It’s is so moist (in an amazing gluttonous way) and topped with a maple bourbon glaze that seeps into the bread the longer it sits. It’s essentially a gorgeous mash up of the top food groups – bread, booze, sugar, and fruit.


Can you think of a better way to start your day?

I’ll give you a hint, the answer is NO.

Banana Bread with Maple Bourbon Glaze
Moist and fluffy banana bread topped with a boozy, sugary glaze - how else would you want to start your day?
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ tablespoon bourbon (you can add more if it’s not strong enough)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 8 tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, bananas, and oil in a large bowl until smooth. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and stir just until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
  2. Bake until a tester inserted into the center of bread comes out clean, 60-70 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let bread cool in pan for 5-10 minutes. Run a knife around inside of pan to release the bread. Turn out onto rack and let cool completely.
  3. For the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until evenly combined. Pour glaze over baked cake.


*Banana bread recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

5 Comments on Banana Bread with Maple Bourbon Glaze

    • Cake 'n' Knife
      July 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm (2 years ago)

      I highly recommend trying this one, you won’t be disappointed! :)

  1. Tiffany
    August 4, 2013 at 4:37 am (2 years ago)

    This looks fabulous. I usually dont bother with a glaze (mostly because I’m lazy) but may have to try this bad boy out!

  2. Billy @ Best Knife Sharpener Guide
    August 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow – maple bourbon glaze? That does sound like the right way to start the morning. And, since it has fruit it is good for you, right?

    • Cake 'n' Knife
      August 27, 2013 at 12:01 am (2 years ago)

      Exactly!! It’s the healthy way to start the day ;)


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