Banana bread at its best. Lots of bananas and a hint of almond and almond liqueur make a delicious banana bread--I love it served with butter.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
additional:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.

  • Mix bananas, brown sugar, butter, eggs, almond extract, and amaretto together in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture; mix just until flour is incorporated, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool before serving, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1/2 cup egg substitute (such as Egg Beaters(R)) for the eggs if desired.

Nutrition Facts

379.82 calories; 5.75 g protein; 61.18 g carbohydrates; 13.34 g fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 554.39 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

lutzflcat
03/13/2017
3.13.17 I looked at this recipe and thought 3 drops each of Amaretto and almond extract aren t going to add much flavor to this not to mention making it boozy. Added 1/4 tsp almond extract and 1/2 Tbsp Amaretto tasted the batter still no flavor so did the same thing again. What I ended up with was an absolutely delicious loaf of banana bread but.....not even a hint of almond or Amaretto. And you know what? That s OK because with all of those ripe sweet bananas and the addition of some chopped walnuts (gotta have nuts in banana bread) this is an outstanding recipe. So that being said I m giving it 5 stars!
(4)

Most helpful critical review

naples34102
08/22/2017
8-21-2017 Five bananas is a lot for one banana bread so I thought I'd be just fine with the four I had on hand. Turns out the four were more than plenty. I did have a couple of issues with this recipe. This is called Boozy Banana Bread yet I had no doubt that a skimpy three drops of Amaretto called for would have absolutely no boozy flavor impact. Even the one tablespoon of rum I used (I had no Amaretto on hand at our place here in Naples) could not be detected at all. I believe that nothing less than a quarter cup would. Similarly I questioned the value of three drops of almond extract which I eliminated adding a tsp. of vanilla instead. Of more concern to me was the one teaspoon of salt called for a good 1/2 tsp. more than necessary. I cut that back to 1/2 tsp. which worked out just fine as I knew it would. In this instance muffins were a better choice for me so I baked these at 350 degrees for about 24 minutes. I filled the 12 muffin cups nearly to the brim and they turned out beautiful and plump. While these ended up being just delicious in every way I still must dock this recipe a star for not living up to its name and for the excess amount of salt.
(7)
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naples34102
08/22/2017
8-21-2017 Five bananas is a lot for one banana bread so I thought I'd be just fine with the four I had on hand. Turns out the four were more than plenty. I did have a couple of issues with this recipe. This is called Boozy Banana Bread yet I had no doubt that a skimpy three drops of Amaretto called for would have absolutely no boozy flavor impact. Even the one tablespoon of rum I used (I had no Amaretto on hand at our place here in Naples) could not be detected at all. I believe that nothing less than a quarter cup would. Similarly I questioned the value of three drops of almond extract which I eliminated adding a tsp. of vanilla instead. Of more concern to me was the one teaspoon of salt called for a good 1/2 tsp. more than necessary. I cut that back to 1/2 tsp. which worked out just fine as I knew it would. In this instance muffins were a better choice for me so I baked these at 350 degrees for about 24 minutes. I filled the 12 muffin cups nearly to the brim and they turned out beautiful and plump. While these ended up being just delicious in every way I still must dock this recipe a star for not living up to its name and for the excess amount of salt.
(7)
lutzflcat
03/13/2017
3.13.17 I looked at this recipe and thought 3 drops each of Amaretto and almond extract aren t going to add much flavor to this not to mention making it boozy. Added 1/4 tsp almond extract and 1/2 Tbsp Amaretto tasted the batter still no flavor so did the same thing again. What I ended up with was an absolutely delicious loaf of banana bread but.....not even a hint of almond or Amaretto. And you know what? That s OK because with all of those ripe sweet bananas and the addition of some chopped walnuts (gotta have nuts in banana bread) this is an outstanding recipe. So that being said I m giving it 5 stars!
(4)
Andie Rosendin
11/03/2018
I only had four large ripe bananas which worked well. I added more almond extract and a glug of amaretto. I think a few more would do better as I could not detect either. I added half a bag of Guittard semi sweet chocolate chips because... chocolate. Got raves from all tasters. Definite do over with some minor tweaks.