Thursday, January 5, 2012

Make It: Banana Beer Bread

I loveeee making quick breads!  They are totally easy to whip up and there's no fussing with finicky yeast.  As an added bonus, most of the ingredients are usually already in the pantry.

Beer bread is a particular favorite of mine, with it's great "yeasty" flavor.  Typically, I just grab whatever is in the fridge...and, honestly, any kind of beer works fine.  But, if you really want to ramp up your bread, choose a robust or a strongly-flavored beer.

This particular time, I decided to use a bottle of Wells Banana Bread Beer.  This shit took me awhile to track down but it was worth the search.  It is such a unique brew and really does taste just like banana!  So, it was perfect for a loaf of quick bread...no real bananas required!


The bread was perfect - a hint of banana, the subtle beer "tang" on the tongue, and a great crumb to the slice. I highly recommend that you hunt down some Banana Bread Beer to make this.  If you can't find it, a pumpkin ale or an IPA would be wonderful as well.  :)


Banana Beer Bread

3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
12 ounce bottle of Wells Banana Bread Beer

Preheat the oven to 350*.  Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
Mix all ingredients just until combined.  Pour into loaf pan.
Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Brush with an extra tablespoon of butter, if desired, and bake 5 more minutes.  [I highly recommend this step!]

See how fast and easy that was?!  Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Holy mother of god! Banana bread beer?! I seriously have to find this like...yesterday!

    And hello super easy recipe! You think it would be any good with the raspberry Shocktop?

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  2. Lol it is certainly different but in an awesome way! I read somewhere recently that there is a PIZZA flavored beer out there...I'm intrigued but also kind of grossed out!

    I think the bread would lend itself well to any kind of beer, so I don't see why not raspberry! If you try it, let me know how it turns out :)

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