Do you like Beer? What about Bananas?
If the answer is yes to both questions, chances are you might enjoy this savory loaf of Beernana Bread. The flavors of the beer and the banana come through strongly. The non-beer drinkers in my family, aka my kids, were not so keen on the bread, but I found the taste to be really interesting.
Before baking, the loaf is drizzled with olive oil, sesame seeds and salt which creates a nutty crust that is a nice contrast to the moist bread. I liked my slices slathered with some butter or honey.
3 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1 bottle (12 ounces) wheat beer
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats and brown sugar. In another bowl, mix bananas, beer and maple syrup until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
3. Transfer to a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt.
4. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.
Recipe from Taste Of Home Magazine
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