Moist boozy Kahlua Banana Bread with Kahlua glaze dripping down each slice. Heaven!
Many of us have strong memories associated with banana bread… Our grandmother’s kitchen. A favorite aunt. An annual neighborhood potluck from our childhood.
Banana bread transcends generations and cultural backgrounds, bringing people together like no other food.
Think I’ve gone too far?
Most American families claim to have a banana bread recipe passed down from a parent or grandparent. Even people that generally don’t cook or bake, make banana bread on occasion.
So if this is true, why share another banana bread recipe?
Well… because I just can’t help myself.
Banana bread has become such a part of our family cooking tradition, I’m always tinkering with ingredients and toppings to keep things fresh and new.
The secret to making great banana bread is to use bananas that are very very ripe.
The bananas on the bottom left are ripe. Yet the darker the bananas are, the sweeter and more tender the bread.
If you can’t wait days for your bananas to turn dark brown, quick-ripen them by popping them in a 350 degree oven for 5-8 minutes. Look how dark they get, on the right.
Black mushy bananas = Awesome banana bread.
Today’s Kahlua Banana Bread is a play on my most traditional banana bread recipe with coconut. Yet I’ve removed the nuts, and bathed it in a luxurious Kahlua glaze.
Nothing could be more appealing than the boozy combination of coffee liqueur, bananas and coconut!
I always make a double batch of this sticky sweet bread, because one loaf is just not enough.
Kahlua Banana Bread freezes well, and makes fabulous gifts for any season.
After the Kahlua Banana Bread comes out of the oven, poke deep holes in the top with a wooden skewer.
Then pour the Kahlua glaze over the top so it can seep down into the holes and over the sides. You can collect the drippings and glaze more than once for a super crusty glazed coating.
The glaze that makes its way down to the center of the Kahlua Banana Bread creates dark boozy stripes in every slice.
If your family doesn’t have a designated banana bread recipe, may I suggest trying Kahlua Banana Bread on for size?
This just may be your new family tradition!
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