Slow-Cooker Bourbon Banana Bread

This banana bread is full of surprises. First, it’s spiked with the flavors of bourbon, pecans and chocolate chips (topped with a bourbon glaze and more pecans for good measure). And because it’s baked in your slow cooker, there’s not need to heat up the oven.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Bread

2 2/3
cups original all-purpose baking 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
  • 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 baking 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 baking 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    310
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    260mg
    260%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    24g
    24%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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