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How to Make Brown Ale Banana Bread

If you want to bake a delicious Father’s Day treat with a difference, then we have the perfect recipe: brown ale banana bread! Using your dad’s favorite brown ale, you can make this banana bread to your dad’s specific tastes and guarantee he’ll love it! When you come to make your dad his coffee or tea this Father’s Day, serve up a piece of this cakey bread with it and watch as he indulges in the scrumptious ale-infused flavors. We promise he won’t be disappointed!

  • Baking
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • 225g of Plain Flour
  • 110g of Brown Sugar
  • 4 Large Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • ½ tsp of Salt
  • 75g of Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 170ml of Brown Ale
  • 2 Large Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Whisk or Electric Hand Whisk
  • Masher (to mash the bananas)
  • Small Knife (to slice one banana)
  • Medium Loaf Tin
  • Baking Paper
  • Wire Cooling Rack


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C for fan or gas mark 4). Line the loaf tin with baking paper and then set it aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Using a mixing spoon, fold the dry ingredients until they’re well combined.

  3. In another large mixing bowl, add three of the ripe bananas and then mash them using either a potato masher or the end of a rolling pin. Slice the last banana into equal rounds and add them to the bowl, along with the eggs, brown ale and melted butter. Using either a hand whisk or an electric whisk, beat the wet ingredients until they’re well combined.

  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Using a mixing spoon, stir the batter until all the ingredients are well combined and the batter easily drops from the spoon.

  5. Pour the batter into the pre-lined loaf tin and then bake the bread for 45 minutes, until it’s golden-brown and risen. Leave the bread to cool for 10 minutes after taking it out of the oven, and then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once the bread has cooled, serve and enjoy!

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