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The only thing better than boozing up your coworkers at 10AM on Wednesday mornings right before you’re all about to discuss science(!) and statistical significance(!) and appropriate controls(!) and negative results(!!) for…at least two hours…
…is boozing up your family on holiday mornings.  Right before you have to endure in and around 12 hours with them.
And by “endure” I mean “lovingly cherish”. Obviously.

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WHAT?!?! Don’t look at me like that.

I just say the things that you’re too afraid to think.  And you know it.

Besides, we can all agree that holidays are just better with a drunk uncle in the corner.  That’s a scientifically proven fact.  So scientifically proven that we should probably discuss it at lab meeting next week.  I’m putting it on the agenda.

And to think, the leading scientific journal in the world (Nature) said this week that biomedical research was at a standstill. Puh-leeeze.

I mean…just look at this groundbreaking work I’ve been doing! A light and healthy banana bread that doesn’t taste light and healthy at all in the slightest…and that will make your Easter brunch infinitely more palatable.

Nobel Prize kind of stuff.  Fo’ sho.

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For real, though.  This banana bread is majorly tasty and oh so moist!  If you’re really worried that it tastes too alcoholic, I promise that it doesn’t.  The way one of my coworkers described it is that, while it doesn’t quite taste like rum, it tastes like what rum makes bananas taste like.  (More delicious. Obvi.)  Yes, she said this after getting tipsy off it eating it.  Which is why it makes so much sense.

My point being…that if you want a show-stopping banana bread for Easter or just about any brunch/breakfast/dessert.  This is your loaf, right here.

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I love GIVEAWAY!! Fridays.  They’re the best.

So remember a few months ago when I told you about Eat Your Books?  Basically, it’s a website that has indexed tons of cookbooks and, now quite a few blogs, by recipe.  So once you register for the site (for a meager amount of dollars a month), you can tell it the names of all of the cookbooks you own or blogs you read and then use it to search them all by ingredient, recipe type, course, occasion, etc.  Given how many cookbooks I own, I have no time to sort through them all when I want to find a recipe for whatever ingredient I have on hand on any given day, but this site makes it so.much.easier.  I use it at least three times a week.  And, trust me, no one is paying me to say that.

A few months ago I also mentioned that Eats Well With Others was going to be indexed on Eat Your Books and…it is finally DONE!  So if you’re already an Eat Your Books member, then you should go and add it to your bookshelf IMMEDIATELY.  Also, if you look on my sidebar, you’ll find a handy dandy tool that will allow you to use Eat Your Books to search my blog by ingredient, recipe type, etc.  I like my little Google search widget…but the Eat Your Books one is much more efficient. I promise.

Now, onto the GIVEAWAY!! To celebrate my blog finally being indexed, Eat Your Books is offering a FREE lifetime membership to one lucky reader!  So, if you want to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite Easter brunch recipe is.  Do it.

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Bananas Foster Bread
Serves 16, adapted from Cooking Light

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted and divided
  • 1/4 cup dark rum, divided
  • 1/3 cup nonfat or reduced fat buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 3/4 oz AP flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.  In a small nonstick skillet, combine the mashed banana, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 5 tbsp butter, and 3 tbsp rum.  Stir together, cooking over medium heat, until mixture starts to bubble.  Remove pan from the heat and let cool.  Place the cooled mixture in a large bowl and stir in the buttermilk, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and eggs.  Beat with a mixture at medium speed until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and ginger, whisking together until well mixed.  Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and beat until just incorporated.
  3. Coat a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack.
  4. While the bread is still warm, whisk together the remaining tbsp melted butter, 1 tbsp rum, and 1/3 cup powdered sugar until well-blended.  Drizzle over the bread.

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124 Responses to Bananas Foster Bread…and a GIVEAWAY!

  1. I love Eat Your Books!! Glad to see you on there, Joanne! Woowoo!!

  2. Congratulations on being indexed. I’d love to win this membership. Heading over there now.

  3. Oh my goodness… First of all, this bread looks AMAZING. I am always looking for new banana bread recipes (ones with booze in them being priority, haha). And secondly, I haven’t yet starting using Eat Your Books but it sounds so useful! I have tons of cookbooks that sadly don’t get used as often as they should. This site sounds perfect to help with that. Would love to win the membership…great giveaway! 🙂 Oh, and I should answer the question – my fav Easter brunch recipe is this hash brown casserole my mom makes (totally not healthy but totally delicious).

  4. PS. Now I’ve even rated your recipes on EYB. 🙂

  5. wow you’re indexed! that’s awesome!
    my favorite easter brunch recipe is a hand-me-down ricotta pie that my nana used to make. she went against the traditional italian recipe and put sprinkles on top, making it so much more memorable. 🙂 i would die for a slice of it right now!

  6. Louisa says:

    Oh my. bananas foster bread. That looks fantastic. better than my likely breakfast choice

    (I just made a chocolate cake this morning, and I will probably end up having a piece before I leave. I should not bake in the mornings!)

    My favorite easter brunch recipe is scalloped potatoes. With cheese. Yum.

    I love potatoes.

  7. DenaeDahlen says:

    We never actually have Easter brunch…but my favorite Easter food is my aunt’s ham. A tasty treat!

  8. pancakes and bacon, at Mom and Dad’s house.

  9. Simply Life says:

    oh so exciting!!! Favorite Easter brunch “recipe” is simple hard-boiled eggs. I know it’s simple, but it’s the one consist food every holiday that we have and just makes me think of Easter 🙂

  10. Sarah B. says:

    Eat Your Books looks great!

    My favorite Easter recipe is for my grandmother’s Virginia ham biscuits. They’re little, so you don’t feel as guilty for eating 5…or 10….

  11. Thank you so much for sharing about Eat Your Books – I had never heard of it before – and congratulations on being listed with them! My favourite Easter brunch recipe is my Breakfast Casserole which is like a bread pudding made with Hot Cross Buns (kind of like French toast casseroles but with more of a spicy, Easter theme). I really like the sound of your Bananas Foster Bread – especially the way it gets soaked with the lovely buttery rum glaze. Delicious!

  12. Brunch is awesome! I love any kind of breakfast casserole. Eggs rock and mixed with hashbrowns, meat and cheese just is pure love.

    The banana bread looks fantastic! My sister in law put out a cookbook specifically for baking with alcohol. Clearly my family likes to get tipsy when eating baked goods! 🙂

  13. Lori Schafer says:

    Beautiful photos! Love your ideas for really ripe bananas. Thanks so much.

  14. Margarita says:

    I love the rum in the drizzle too. Banana breads are great… Always a winner. 🙂

    Brunches are great! I could brunch all day, seriously. My favorite: deviled eggs. I never make them at home and only get to enjoy them on this day.

  15. MarthaT says:

    I am headed over to Eat Your Books now. Thanks for telling us about it. My new favorite Easter recipe may have to be this Bananas Foster Bread. It sounds delicious!!

  16. Amy says:

    You had me at Bananas Foster. Hello. I added you to my bookshelf. Wheeeee!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Looking at this is making my blood sugar go crazy, that glaze…

  18. Shannon says:

    Cinnamon rolls! Yum! And, congratulations, by the way! It sounds like a fantastic site.

  19. We don’t tend to eat brunch at Easter – gotta save room for all the chocolate!

  20. Danielle says:

    I love banana bread and always add rum to mine as well. Your recipe looks fabulous I need to try it out!

  21. I adore anything with rum and this banana foster bread looks ridiculously good!!

  22. Christina says:

    My grandmother used to make an egg custard that was shaped like an egg. It had to be sliced, but was delicious! The recipe has been lost:( I found one that was similar last year, but it wasn’t quite right. I’m going to try again and tweak it this year.

  23. Gloria says:

    This banana bread look delicious!! My favorite Easter recipe is a carrot cake that I made some years ago I love it!!

  24. Lyndsey says:

    Amaizing and I am in awe bowing right now!!! With a smile on my face of course! As for the comment on boozing up your family on holiday mornings….well I just skimmed over that only because my family is thousands of miles away…why do you think we get along so well? 🙂

  25. Lynn says:

    That banana bread does look delicious. Yum.

    My favorite Easter brunch recipe is an egg casserole featuring artichokes and smoked cheddar cheese. So good and always requested by my friends.

  26. Pam says:

    I think the perfect way to make it through any family get together would be for me to consume this entire banana bread. Much rum is needed.

  27. Jenna says:

    Nice! I’m sure being indexed feels pretty good. =) My favorite Easter brunch . . . (because I totally want to win this) . . . can I say chicken? Perfectly roasted chicken with garlic and rosemary and lemon? Glazed with a little honey? Not sure if that’s typical Easter fare, but it’s what I’m craving.

  28. That Girl says:

    Perhaps this is how I should be dealing with my inlaws…..get them drunk. Somehow I don’t think that would help the situation.

  29. Jessen says:

    Great Giveaway!! My family’s favorite easter brunch is a creamy egg bake with alittle fat free cream cheese dolloped in with tons of veggies and bacon.

  30. Did the banana skin naturally reach that stage or were the bananas roasted with their skins first (not mentioned in recipe but I’ve seen it being done). I’ve never seen a banana skin in that state, the bananas must have turned super sweet. Maybe this is a special NY variety:)

  31. Katerina says:

    This bread is divine and I happen to have couple of bananas hanging in my closet just starting to become black! In Greece we don’t have brunch but if we did I would love to have a potato souffle!

  32. Katerina says:

    Oops,and congratulations on your recipes featured in Eat your books!Sorry my hand works faster than my mind.

  33. Jenn Kendall says:

    wow does that bread look AMAZING…i totally need to make this!

  34. Ranjani says:

    Yum! I remember the issue of Cooking Light that had that recipe – I made the peanut butter banana bread, which was also pretty awesome. My family doesn’t celebrate Easter, so I don’t think I’ve ever gone to an Easter brunch, but I think a good eggy, cheesy strata might be one of my top brunch dishes in general.

  35. Shannon says:

    oh my gosh, that’s so exciting!!! I totally need Eat Your Books. Love this recipe, too, sounds heavenly 🙂 my fav thing for easter is the poppyseed roll we always have. i’m determined to get the filling right this year!!

  36. Wow, that bread looks good! My favorite Easter (or any) brunch item…I’m gonna go with bloody mary. Meal in a glass!

  37. Beth says:

    I think this is my new favorite!
    And I’d love to win that prize. Congratulations on being included!

  38. Hannah says:

    That looks like a banana bread to beat all other banana breads. Killer photos, too! I wish I celebrated Easter, it looks like so much fun…

  39. Oh my gosh, this is such wonderful food porn. I want to lick the screen!

  40. Nicole says:

    Wow, looks incredible. Please include me in the drawing! Favorite Easter brunch??? Hmmmmmm, thinking back…..aparagus and pancetta frittata I think!

  41. Saguna says:

    Light and decadent at the same time- Joanne, you’re awesomely AMAZING.

    Congratulations! Something more to celebrate than boozing…er, family…of course! Favourite dish would have to be buckwheat pancakes with nutella, fruit and all that jazz. Takes time to prepare but… well, you know how I love dessert for breakfast.

  42. Blond Duck says:

    I wish I had a brain for science. And this bread.

  43. DELICIOUS looking bread! I have so many favorite brunch dishes, but I guess I’m always partial to a good frittata 🙂

  44. Shawnda says:

    Woah. You had me at Bananas Foster. And then again at bread 🙂

  45. Love the sound of this bread. Calling a banana bread banana fosters bread makes it sound infinitely more delicious to me! I’m such a sucker for marketing. And I would INSANELY love a lifetime membership to eat your books. 😀 My favourite Easter brunch recipe hmmm maybe cinnamon rolls or schwartie’s casserole (hashbrown casserole).

  46. What a generous give away 😀
    But I am actually interested in this bread whose wonderful photography is making my drool go a little haywire – thank you!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  47. Banana bread is my favorite, and you went and made it even better, looks fantastic!

  48. There is nothing sexier than a brown banana (weird comment, but I’m ok with that). This bread looks freaking fantastic and I’m going to ripen some bananas just to make this bad boy. Love it!

  49. This bread looks AMAZING!!! I love everything about it. And I am lucky enough to already have a lifetime membership to Eat Your Books so no need to enter me in the giveaway 🙂 That’s awesome that they’ve indexed your site!

  50. Debbie says:

    What a great banana bread….I’ve made so many recently my son asked me if I could PLEASE bake something else already! Now that I’ve seen this one I am going to have to give it a try!!! I want to win this contest!!!!! I love deviled eggs with honey glazed ham for Easter brunch!!!

  51. Um, are you kidding me with this bread?? You could not take two things I love more than bananas foster and a fresh baked sweet bread. My favorite Easter brunch recipe is Spinach, Artichoke Ricotta pie served with avocado slices. It is the perfect brunch recipe!

  52. Reeni says:

    This is positively delectable! I am SO making it! Eat my books is something I could really use – will have to find the time to sign up. Favorite brunch is my Italian Easter Bread with eggs baked into it.

  53. grace says:

    those bananas look rank! and by rank, i mean perfect for an application such as this. great recipe. 🙂

  54. Tasha says:

    My favorite Easter brunch (or any holiday brunch) recipe is definitely a strata. I switch up the veggies, cheeses, and bread (croissants, french bread, etc), but my favorite seems to be spinach, mushroom and tomato with cheddar.

  55. Monet says:

    Hi lovely lady…this looks too good. I adore a good banana bread. My favorite easter brunch treat is a homemade coffee cake. With big New York style crumbs. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. I hope you have a lovely weekend full of baking, friendship, and family.

  56. Why don’t you come visit with your Bananas Foster Bread and I’ll whip you up the Banana’s Foster Shake I just posted and we’ll hang out and be be in caramel-banana-rum comas. 😉

    With so many cookbooks stacked all over, this does seem like a very good thing. Does chocolate count for Easter brunch? Just kidding. I am a savory kind of brunch person and so I love a good veggie strata or Eggs Benedict Florentine (not meat–just spinach) if I am indulging.

  57. OohLookBel says:

    This bread is fantastic! I think I’ll make some, but NOT for my ‘lovingly cherished” co-workers 😉

  58. Sarah says:

    i love carrot cake for easter! and your bread looks fantastic!

  59. Dawn says:

    Oh YUM. I must try and make this egg, wheat and dairy free. I just wish I could pin it while I’m here at work!

  60. Kristen says:

    Easter brunch needs asparagus quiche. That vegetable just says Spring.

    That bread sounds amazing by the way. And being indexed is very cool. (hope that sounded right…it looks weird now that I wrote it, but you’ll take it the right way, right?)

  61. I love the combo of bananas and rum…I even put them together for French toast once. Who says you can’t have booze before noon? lol That website sounds so cool! We never have Easter brunch, it’s always lunch, but if we had a brunch…I suppose I’d still love carrot cake. 🙂

  62. gypsytoo says:

    Favorite brunch recipe for Easter is a cheese and asparagus quiche using a brown rice crust. Your bananas foster bread looks like a winner for tomorrow. Eat Your Books looks like a great site.

  63. Lexi says:

    Eggs benedict…but I might make your bread and that might be my new favorite!

  64. Mary says:

    Your bread has me on the verge of breaking my resolve. This looks wonderful. For the record, my favorite brunch dish is eggs benedict – if I don’t have to make them :-). Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings…Mary

  65. Katie says:

    Congrats! My favorite Easter brunch dish is a cream cheese danish.

  66. Hotly Spiced says:

    I love the look of your banana bread. I have never made one with dark rum. In fact I’ve never tried my bananas with rum. I might just try it! My favourite Easter brunch is homemade hot cross buns eaten as soon as they appear from the oven.

  67. Chris M. says:

    Eggs benedict. Thanks.

    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

  68. Chris says:

    Oh, love the “Eat Your Books” concept. I have so many cookbooks and would love a single index for them all. My favorite Easter brunch item is pitifully simple and found at almost all of them – a simple mini sandwich of glazed ham and a dinner roll.

  69. Can I say that my favorite Easter brunch recipe is just straight bacon? Does that count? 😉 I’d love to get a free membership to Eat Your Books! I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.

  70. My favorite Easter dish is definitely deviled eggs. I’m so glad they’re becoming more popular these days so I can eat them on days that aren’t Easter! Also, that banana bread looks right up my alley. Sounds like a hybrid of rum cake and banana bread!

  71. Holly says:

    I really love eggs benedict for brunch, for whatever occasion. It’s usually reserved for those special ones because there’s never a time that I just happen to have all the ingredients sitting in my refrigerator.

    Eat Your Books is a great idea…would love to be able to have instant access to recipes from Julia Child to Jamie Oliver instead of combing through the books the night before. What a great giveaway!

  72. Dining Alone says:

    Well my loving family (ha!) always does tacos for easter, pretty traditional right! 😉 So my favorite is tacos loaded with guacamole!

  73. Eileen says:

    Yay, giveaway! That banana bread looks fantastic–I bet it would be perfect to bring to brunch parties.

    We don’t do Easter at our house (or my favorite Easter brunch item would totally be the solid chocolate Cadbury mini eggs and a cup of espresso…) but my favorite ordinary brunch item is definitely hash browns. Not homefries! Real shredded hashbrowns cooked on a flattop so they’re golden and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and served with some omelet or other and the classic Brooklyn random mesclun salad.

  74. Ben says:

    Hahaha yeah! Family reunions wouldn’t be the same without booze. I know! Can I have a little bit of that bread for breakfast? I’m starving!

  75. You are amazing. You made black bananas look pretty. Not an easy feat my friend…

    My favorite Easter brunch item HAS to be this frittata/quiche type thing we make with veggies, eggs, cheese, and crescent roll crust.

    I love me some crescent rolls 🙂

  76. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, this banana bread looks like a real treat! I am sure it would be a hit at any Easter brunch. Blessings for a beautiful weekend my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

  77. romanholiday says:

    Congratulations on being indexed! Being the carb monster that I am, I love scalloped potatoes and biscuits on the Easter table. Thank you for this giveaway!

  78. Emily says:

    That bread looks fantastic! I love that it has rum in it. You are a genius.

  79. This is one beauty of a bread and if I celebrated Easter, I would choose this.

    My choice for Passover is Kneidlach. Will you take my substitute? I want to win.

  80. Rula says:

    At the moment my favorite Easter or anytime brunch food is blueberry sourdough pancakes. But growing up it was always my mom’s sour cream coffee cake.

  81. Christine says:

    Love Bananas Foster! Would be in major heaven to have that membership! Currently, as you know, I’m tied up with figuring out a new home for my blog at WordPress, as well as two other major projects, so can’t do whatever is required to be in the drawing. I will, for sure, be bookmarking this recipe since I often have such good intentions about eating certain fruits but wind up with the same brown-looking bananas! Oh, and I’m on Facebook for Eat Your Books but don’t think I’m a member…just currently a mess. Thanks so for visiting my new blog!! xo

  82. Cathleen says:

    This is so gorgeous! I only wish I had ripe bananas now..

  83. wow wow wow wow wow!! I am so amazed!! Bananas can do so much wonders!!! What a delicious looking banana bread!

  84. HA! I tend to booze myself up before extended family visits. 😉 That’s how I get through it.

    Well, I love banana bread and I love bananas foster, so I have no doubt I would go bonkers over this recipe.

  85. daphne says:

    Congrats on getting it on the website! Rum and banana? AwESOmE!
    my favourite easter brunch recipe? ooo.. it has to be hot cross buns with heaps of chocolate and no peel!

  86. You have me crave for some banana bread for the DINNER!! This looks deadly delicious and tempting!

  87. Kristen says:

    Wow this looks phenomenal Joanne! Every time I read your recipes I wish I was your neighbor 🙂 My favorite Easter brunch recipe is this spinach salad http://mindyourbeesandtrees.com/2011/11/08/perfect-for-the-holidays-spinach-salad/.

  88. This is a great move! I tried adding a plug-in on my site, but not sure if it is helping. This site might be the answer for me as well.
    The banana cake looks so good I cant believe it is on the lower side of calories… To make absolutely, Easter or not!

  89. what a fun giveaway.
    We don’t celebrate easter, but a fun brunch idea would probably be some type of colored omelette 😛

  90. Christina says:

    Oh my, this bread looks great! Congrats on the Cooking Light feature.

  91. Congratulations, Joanne! That is so cool to have all of your recipes indexed on Eat Your Books. We don’t do Easter brunch, we do Easter dinner. I have two favorites – rack of lamb and uncured ham.

    Delicious banana bread recipe! Cheers!

  92. Carolyn Jung says:

    Holy moly, this looks decadent — in the best of ways. I’ll be dreaming of this day and night for sure. 😉

  93. kyleen says:

    This looks so delicious and deceivingly healthy considering the rummmmmm. My family actually doesn’t celebrate holidays (basically, for the whole year, the only thing we really “celebrate” is having a Christmas dinner sometime around Christmas time), but if we did, I’d totally make mini frittatas.

  94. Oh Im obsessed with banana bread AND EYB. Congrats Jo 😀

  95. Faith says:

    You could be my long-lost twin, lol. Just this week I made a Cooking Light Banana Bread recipe — it was delish! I’ll have to try this one, it sounds amazing too.

  96. elly says:

    This bread looks incredible. Definitely going on my to-make list!
    We never did Easter brunch, buuut that’s because we were too busy roasting a lamb on a spit all day. 😉 That’s my favorite part of Easter.

  97. This bread looks wonderful! What a great Easter brunch dish! My in-laws do Easter brunch, and my father-in-laws cinnamon scones are to die for, but this bread might rival the scones…

  98. This looks amazing!

    I’d love to say my fave Easter brunch recipe is hot cross buns, but I’ve yet to make them… I guess I’ll have to this year! So if we restrict it to things I’ve actually made, I’d have to say pumpkin scones. Specifically, these pumpkin scones http://www.abc.net.au/queensland/stories/s1143809.htm . Pumpkin scones with jam and cream, and a big pot of tea. Nom.

  99. Oh your bread just looks so delicious! I think it would be so yummy for Easter brunch.

  100. Cara says:

    This is such cool news – congrats! Given that Easter often falls during Passover but I still shlep to my non-Jewish side of the family to celebrate, my favorite Easter brunch recipe is one that I contributed a couple years ago: a potato-crusted quiche with smoked salmon and goat cheese.

  101. tigerfish says:

    The banana look really ripe! Black skin! :O how did you manage to keep them this way? Initially, I thought you roasted it before mashing them but looks like no?

  102. That banana bread sounds wonderful- I’m wondering if sharing it the teacher’s lounge would make the last week before spring break go a little faster? For Easter I may have to eat a tiny bit of ham on an angel biscuit, with some of my mom’s potato salad. 🙂

  103. Congratulations on your blog being indexed! And your banana bread is one of the gorgeous banana bread I’ve seen. I totally bookmarked it and hope to try next time. We never actually have Easter brunch… I haven’t really celebrated Easter until I have my kids…then went to Easter Egg Hunt for the first time! =D

  104. Loveforfood says:

    This looks like such an amazing place! … I’ll have to try the recipes out sometime; they look so delicious! ..

  105. sophia says:

    oh dear lord. With rum? I happen to have ALL the ingredients, save the buttermilk, in my fridge! My blog is no longer a recipe blog really, but I just needed to comment on this amazing bread. I’m making this– fo’sho!

  106. KeelyMarie says:

    congrats!

    Growing up we always went out for Easter Brunch so once I started cooking this was an exciting way to start a my own tradition.

    The last 3 years I’ve made a homemade honey spiral ham, honey butter and lemon glazed carrots, creme fraiche scalloped potatoes, and we have the guests bring small desserts.

  107. Lora says:

    I am in love with the gorgeous banan bread.

  108. Geni says:

    Wish I had a slice right now with my coffee. I need some boozy banana bread this morning…BADLY!

  109. Juliana says:

    Wow I love how this banana bread looks like…perfect in the morning with a cup of coffee…or in the afternoon with a cup of tea…
    Thanks for this great recipe Joanne and hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

  110. Lorissa says:

    ugh, I love anything banana. Especially bread. Looks so tasty!

    But for the brunch, my family is usually in florida for easter, so we eat at the hotel brunch, but I’m all about the honey ham! And crab meat salad, so gooooood. This year though, I’m most excited about the mimosas! ;D

  111. sally says:

    I love the combination of rum and baked goods–rum and any dessert really. Thanks for sharing.

  112. Evi says:

    My favorite are definitely deviled eggs. And I know that you can have it at any other time of the year…but I just never get around to doing it!

  113. Mack says:

    My favorite Easter brunch is simple, soft-boiled eggs, melon, toast and nutella, steamed asparagus, and cafe au lait.

  114. I don’t celebrate Easter, but this year on Easter I plan to eat matzo brie for brunch!

  115. Wow, this bread looks incredible, especially with that inviting drizzle!

  116. Hmm…I have to say my favorite Easter brunch item is the empanadas my grandma makes. We’re South American, so we go latin for our Easter!

  117. m-m-m says:

    Oh man, I really need to make this banana bread! It looks so perfect and your descriptio made my mouth water!
    I love Easter, and the best brunch I could have is mahimahi eggs benedict – especially w/my mom’s homemade hollandaise!

  118. I would love to make this bread for Easter lunch! Otherwise, I love a good frittata with ham and feta, peppers, and spinach.

  119. Kat says:

    My favorite Easter Brunch recipe would have to be Eggs Sardou… hollandaise + perfectly poached eggs + spinach and artichoke goodness = perfection

  120. um, i don’t have a favorite Easter brunch recipe but my guess is this loaf could very well be it! the glaze just took it over the top for me… wow!

  121. Kerstin says:

    Banana fosters bread, mmm, be still my heart – sounds amazing!

  122. Claudia says:

    The Banana Bread might turn out to be my next favorite Easter Brunch recipe, but til then it’s fresh popovers with cream cheese and strawberry jam.

  123. ilene says:

    Any kind of frittata.

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