This banana bread recipe is topped with a sweet coffee glaze to combine your morning breakfast and cup of coffee into one sweet treat!
You know that scene in What About Bob? where Leo is desperately trying to wake Bob up (and is literally jumping on Bob’s back), but to no avail? Then, not two seconds later, Bob’s alarm goes off and he immediately wakes up?
That’s pretty much a scene about my sleeping habits. Typically, I can sleep through anything until my alarm goes off. I mean, I’ve slept through earthquakes, fire alarms, crying nieces and nephews–I tell ya, I sleep like the dead.
However, I’m pretty sure the smell of this banana bread drenched in a sweet coffee glaze could wake me up in a snap.
Food rules my life.
But this one? This one might be my current favorite.
Why? For these two words: Coffee Glaze.
I would pretty much put that glaze on anything. Brownies. Doughnuts. A spoon. I’m not picky.
Fair warning–your life may never be the same after this.
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3-4 medium or large bananas
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp strong coffee brewed
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp espresso powder optional
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease two 8x4 pans.
In a small bowl, mash bananas. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in vanilla extract, and mix.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir until just combined.
Add in mashed bananas, and mix until combined. Pour into prepared loaf pans.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs stuck to it.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Move to a wire cooling rack.
Mix together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, espresso powder (if using), and 1 1/2 Tbsp brewed coffee. If the glaze is thicker than your desired preference, add in the last 1/2 Tbsp of brewed coffee.
Pour the glaze evenly over both loaves. Allow the glaze to harden completely before cutting into slices.
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