Beernana Bread Recipe
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Really, it's simple arithmetic…or something like that: Beer is good. Banana bread is good. Beernana bread is great! Even guys who don't know their way around the kitchen can pull this one off. —Steve Cayford, Dubuque, Iowa
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) wheat beer
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats and brown sugar. In another bowl, mix bananas, beer and maple syrup until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.

Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaf in foil and place in resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, thaw at room temperature.
Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Test Kitchen Tip
  • We loved Blue Moon beer in this recipe, steer clear of the IPA's, they'll give your bread a bitter bite.
  • Originally published as Beernana Bread in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p52

    Nutritional Facts

    1 slice: 173 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

    • 3 cups self-rising flour
    • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
    • 1 bottle (12 ounces) wheat beer
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats and brown sugar. In another bowl, mix bananas, beer and maple syrup until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
    2. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.

    3. Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaf in foil and place in resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, thaw at room temperature.
      Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
    Test Kitchen Tip
  • We loved Blue Moon beer in this recipe, steer clear of the IPA's, they'll give your bread a bitter bite.
  • Originally published as Beernana Bread in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p52

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    roseannf User ID: 7621480 272696
    Reviewed Sep. 5, 2017

    "Want to try this really bad, but don't know what kind of beer is "wheat" beer? Can someone give me famous brand names so I can buy some??"

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    skimball7 User ID: 1426194 241394
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

    "Not for high altitude."

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    irvixen User ID: 8352571 225493
    Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

    "Your mathematical logic is spot on! This is my favorite banana bread recipe, and I will make it whenever I have the spare bananas. Moist and delicious, fabulous crust. I salute you sir. I also posted this on my All The Cooks App, crediting you of course. :) Thanks for a stellar recipe."

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    sgronholz User ID: 1473861 199925
    Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

    "This recipe is wonderful! The bread is moist and delicious and a welcome change from more traditional banana bread recipes. My husband and I slathered our slices with butter, which was not necessary, but really tasted good! I will definitely be making this again!"

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    kbuckert User ID: 7795761 125771
    Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

    "I enjoyed the flavor of this bread, but I may try putting sugar on the top next time. The beer is subtle, but I can taste it. The texture is amazing."

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    Gramafk7 User ID: 7173741 184157
    Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

    "Why rate something you haven't even tried? If it's too "weird" for you then move on and don't give a rating - especially if you haven't made it. Actually it wasn't weird at all, I made this today for company. Big hit everyone enjoyed it...and not one person thought it was weird."

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    FrogWhizzer User ID: 7019253 125770
    Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

    "How or WHY would you rate something you didn't even TRY! Excellent!!"

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    TiffanyBSL User ID: 4346938 125741
    Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

    "Haven't tried it.....sounds so weird!!"

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    cookbookmom User ID: 807408 213454
    Reviewed May. 9, 2013

    "Super!"

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