Bananas Foster Bread

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Bananas Foster Bread is typically made with brown sugar and the mashed bananas are cooked with butter and cognac or dark rum, and is topped with a liquor glaze, which serves as an ‘Adult’ version of the bread.

I have made the regular version as sadly, spirits are not allowed in this part of the world! Walnuts have been added for additional nutrition.

Bananas Foster Bread

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Average
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  • 1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup cognac or dark rum
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt (fat-free)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 walnut halves for garnish
  • Fresh cream (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg C. Combine banana, ½ cup brown sugar, 5 tbsp. butter and 3 tbsp. cognac (if using) in a nonstick pan.
  2. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to bubble.  Remove from heat, cool.
  3. Place banana mixture in a large bowl.  Add yogurt, remaining ½ cup brown sugar and eggs.  Beat with a mixer on medium speed.
  4. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients through allspice in a small bowl.  Add flour mixture to banana mixture.  Beat just until blended.
  5. Pour batter into 9 x 5” loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 200 deg C for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from oven, cool 10 minutes in pan.  Remove from pan and leave to cool completely.
  7. Combine remaining 1 tbsp. melted butter, remaining 1 tbsp. cognac, powdered sugar, stir until well blended.  Drizzle over warm bread (I have omitted this step).

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