Banana Coffee Bread Recipe with Coffee Glaze: The Morning Picker-Upper

by Jennifer on June 18, 2011

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As with most of us, I am a creature of habit. One habit that I have stuck with this past school year was eating a banana and drinking my iced coffee while driving the kids to school.

I have also been in the habit of thinking this every time I enjoyed the combo.: ‘I love the combination of these two flavors and must create recipes utilizing them’.

This dream has now come to fruition! I present to you, the Banana Coffee Bread Recipe with Coffee Glaze.

Banana Coffee Bread Recipe with Coffee Glaze
1 1/2 cups coffee, double strength (or stronger), cooled
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 organic eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups confectioner’s sugar

1. Brew one cup of coffee at a minimum of double strength and set aside until cool

2. Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with baking cooking spray.

3. Mash the bananas. Whisk together the coffee with the brown sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla and bananas in a large bowl.

4. Whisk whole-wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.

5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

6. Bake for approximately 50 to 60 minutes or until the top is light brown and a fork inserted in the middle comes out clean. Be careful not to bake the bread too long or it will be dry.

7. Allow the bread to cool a few minutes before removing from the pan and cooling on a rack.*

8. Once the banana coffee bread is completely cooled, place the confectioner’s sugar in a small bowl with a teaspoon of coffee. Mix well and add more coffee until you have the consistency of thick syrup. Pour this glaze over the bread.

*Please note that if you want an even stronger coffee presence, use a basting brush to brush some coffee over the banana bread after you remove it from the pan. Once that has absorbed and the bread if completely cooled, proceed with the glaze.

Take a peek at the photo below. See what happened? I was planning on gingerly brushing the glaze on but my hubby took the more direct approach. And he says I am impatient. Sheesh.

Sommer@ASpicyPerspective June 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm

That looks like all anyone would need for breakfast! …Possibly for lunch and dinner as well. 😉

El June 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Brilliant combination. Sounds like the perfect breakfast.

Amanda June 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm

This sounds like something I will love! As soon as I have really ripe bananas I will be making this.

Diane {Created by Diane} June 19, 2011 at 2:58 am

Looks wonderful!!!

bakerbynature June 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Coffee is my life; this would be the perfect breakfast!

Krimp June 20, 2011 at 6:31 am

This was amazing! I made this today and shared with some neighbors since I know i’d end up eating the whole thing if it was sitting in the kitchen taunting me. They all raved about how amazing it was! This will be a staple recipe in this home from now on! Thanks a ton!

Shelby June 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

I really am a creature of habit too – and never realized it so much until this week while I have been 1000 miles away from home! Its rough to go out of your routine –

I love this combination and I love your hubby’s impatience. 😉

Margaret Anne June 25, 2011 at 3:24 pm

This sounds delicious, but I’m wondering if I could just brush the top with coffee rather than adding 1 1/2 cups to the actual bread. I’d like for my 18 mo old to have some, but not sure how the coffee taste (and caffeine jolt!) would go over. If I omit the coffee in the bread would I have to compensate with water or some other liquid or could I proceed normally?

Jennifer June 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Hi Margaret Anne and thanks for coming on by. Feel free to sue Buttermilk in lieu of the coffee in the bread recipe. Enjoy!

Moms Dish October 1, 2012 at 11:18 pm
Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 6:49 am

Oh no!! Were all of your ingredients fresh? Was the flour packed down or measured while light and fluffy?

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