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Slow-Cooker Bourbon Banana Bread

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Slow-Cooker Bourbon Banana Bread
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 16
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Slow-Cooker Bourbon Banana Bread

This banana bread is full of surprises - it’s spiked with the flavors of bourbon, pecans and chocolate chips. And because it’s baked in your slow-cooker, there’s not need to heat up the oven.

Ingredients

Bread

2 2/3
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1 1/2
cups mashed very ripe bananas
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup butter, melted
2
tablespoons bourbon
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4
cup chopped toasted pecans

Glaze

2
tablespoons butter, melted
1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon bourbon
1
teaspoon hot water

Directions

  • 1 Grease bottom only of 3 1/2- to 4-quart round slow-cooker with shortening or cooking spray. Sprinkle lightly with 2 teaspoons of the Bisquick™ mix.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir bananas, granulated sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons bourbon, the vanilla and eggs until well blended. Stir in remaining Bisquick™ mix, the cinnamon, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the pecans until well blended. Pour into slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Turn off slow-cooker; uncover, and remove ceramic base from cooker to cooling rack. Let cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Loosen edge of bread with thin metal spatula. Remove bread from slow cooker to cooling rack. Cool 1 hour.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and consistency of thick syrup. Drizzle over top of bread. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup pecans.
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Sometimes banana bread can be like a relationship.


While you definitely are in it to win it, it can get a little … meh. So why not add a little spice to get it back to nice? We took the average recipe and spiked it with the flavors of bourbon, semisweet chocolate and toasted pecans. But the real surprise? It’s baked in your slow cooker. Really!

Here’s how to make Slow Cooker Bourbon Banana Bread.

 

start happy slow cooker bourbon banana bread ingredients

Gather your ingredients. You’ll need Bisquick, bananas, sugar, butter, bourbon, vanilla, eggs, cinnamon, chocolate chips and pecans. You’ll also need a 3 1/2- to 4-quart round slow cooker.

 

start happy slow cooker bourbon banana bread mashed bananas

One of the secrets of making great tasting banana bread is to use very ripe bananas. (Of course, adding a shot of bourbon, some toasted pecans and chocolate chips helps too!) To help prevent the bread from sticking, grease the bottom only of the slow cooker ceramic base with shortening or cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with a few teaspoons of Bisquick. Mix all the bread ingredients and pour batter into slow cooker.

 

start happy slow cooker bourbon banana bread in cooker

Cover and cook on High heat setting 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. (Slow cookers vary. Keep an eye on your bread while it's baking so it does not get overdone.) Uncover and remove ceramic base from cooker to cooling rack. Let cool 15 minutes. Loosen edge of bread with a thin metal spatula.

 

start happy slow cooker bourbon banana bread cooling rack

Remove bread from slow cooker to cooling rack.

 

start happy slow cooker bourbon banana bread cooling

Cool completely, about an hour.

 

start happy slow cooker bourbon banana bread finished

For the glaze, stir together melted butter, powdered sugar, bourbon and water. Drizzle banana bread with glaze and sprinkle with pecans. Slice and enjoy all of its newfound savory glory.

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
215.7
Daily Value
Total Fat
11.9g
18%
(
Saturated Fat
5.4g
27%
)
Cholesterol
48.9mg
16%
Sodium
15.3mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
25.9g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
,
Sugars
22.9g
)
Protein
2.2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
2.10%
2%
Calcium
1.50%
2%
Iron
3.30%
3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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