Banana Beer Bread


Dark beer adds a unique twist to this banana bread recipe. You may substitute raisins or currants for the dates if you wish.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
2 loaves


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup mashed bananas

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (Optional)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 cups dark beer

  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups dates, pitted and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar, banana, eggs, and vanilla. For moister bread, add oil, if desired.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together 3 cups flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, all spice, cardamom, and cloves. Alternately blend the flour mixture and beer into the banana mixture.

  4. Toss the walnuts with the remaining flour. Stir in the dates and ginger to the mixture and blend well. Pour into two loaf pans.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until inserted toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
7g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 200mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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