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Jacked up Banada Bread

(recipe, Lina Ja)

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No need for a mixer for this recipe — need I say more?


  1. 3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  2. ⅓ cup melted salted butter
  3. ¾ to 1 cup light brown sugar (depending on the level of sweetness you prefer, I always use the smaller amount)
  4. 1 egg, beaten
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1 Tbsp. bourbon (optional)
  7. 1 tsp. baking soda
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  10. ½ tsp. nutmeg
  11. Pinch of ground cloves
  12. 1½ cups of flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon, then the spices. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
  2. Note: Due to my unhealthy obsession with tiny things, I split this into two mini-loaf pans. It took 45 minutes to bake two perfect halves, but of course, may run longer or shorter in your oven.