Bourbon Pecan Banana Bread
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 loaf
This bourbon pecan banana bread is a great basic banana bread. Dense and moist and full of lots of banana flavor, all enhanced with a dollop of bourbon.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 3 large very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1½ cups)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pecans. Set aside.
  3. Mix together butter, sugar, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and bourbon. Once it's smooth, add the banana and mix in.
  4. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and fold it in with a large spatula until it's just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 325F and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Let the bread rest in the pan for 10 minutes. Then carefully loosen the bread from the sides of the pan and turn it over onto a wire rack. Serve warm or room temperature.
To toast the pecans, bake them at 350F for 5 minutes.
Recipe by Just a Little Bit of Bacon at