Jacked-Up Banana Bread

Jacked-Up Banana Bread

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3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tbsp bourbon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 cup of flour
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp turbinado sugar


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

With a wooden spoon or spatula, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon, then the spices. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last in batches, mix to combine before adding more flour. Mix in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into loaf pan. Tap the pan on the counter to release any bubbles and smooth out the batter a little.  Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.  Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely.