Bourbon soaked raisin banana bread

Bourbon Soaked Raisin Banana Bread Recipe

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Patti Riley


This recipe came from a wonderful friend of mine who was like a Mother to me. She shared her love of baking and to this day I tell people about her and the wonderful recipes she had and made to share! Love you Marie!

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20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


3/4 c
1/2 c
bourbon (or brandy or even dark rum)
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
3/4 c
1/2 tsp
eggs - large
1 tsp
vanilla extract
8 Tbsp
butter melted
1 c
mashed (very ripe) bananas
1/2 c
chopped walnuts (if desired)

How to Make Bourbon soaked raisin banana bread


  • 1In a medium size saucepan combine the raisins and the alcohol and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and let stand one hour or overnight in the refrigerator. Before using in batter, discard any liquid that remains.
  • 2Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325°. Grease or spray with Pam a 9x5 loaf pan.
  • 3In large bowl combine all ingredients except for raisins and walnuts with electric mixer until well blended. With a spoon, stir in the raisins and walnuts.
  • 4Turn in to prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean. Cool in the pan on a rack. Slice thin and serve at room temperature. It ALWAYS tastes better the next day.
  • 5*I frequently have bananas that go brown and I peel them and put them in freezer bags and freeze them. I then take them out a couple of hours ahead of time and use them in this recipe.

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About Bourbon soaked raisin banana bread

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #banana