The Best for last of course!! The final bread made from Cooking Light's 2010 issue is Bananas Foster Bread. This recipe is the reason I wanted to make the breads in the first place. I admit the rum was one of the reasons I wanted to make it, and how could rum not make banana bread taste better!! Make sure to pay attention though, I read to quickly and did not add the rum when I was supposed to, and ended up just adding 2 Tbsp to the batter itself, which made the rum flavor very intense. It was very liked, but I felt the rum was quite strong between the bread and the glaze! Either way it was a wonderful variation of banana bread!
Bananas Foster Bread:
1 ½ c mashed ripe banana
1 c packed brown sugar, divided
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4c dark rum, divided
1/3c plain fat free yogurt
2 lg eggs
6.75 oz all purpose flour (about 1 1/2c)
¼ c ground flaxseed
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1/3 c powdered sugar
1 Tbsp 1% low-fat milk
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Combine banana, ½ c brown sugar, 5 Tbsp butter and 3 Tbsp rum in a nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat, cool. Place banana mixture in a large bowl. Add yogurt, remaining ½ c brown sugar, and eggs. Beat with a mixer at medium speed.
3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through ground allspice). Add flour mixture to banana mixture, beat just until blended.
4. Pour batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
5. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven, cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan.
6. To prepare glaze combine remaining 1 tbsp melted butter, remaining 1 tbsp rum, and powdered sugar, stir until well blended. Drizzle over the warm bread.
Such a tasty treat! I would definitely call this a special occasion bread, deep flavors and wonderful, I loved the way the bananas were cooked down, and cannot wait to remake it properly with the rum cooked into the bananas. A wonderful recipe!!!
Again pictures supplied by the awesome Sis in Law.. Ashley!