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Banana Beer Bread Recipe

WRITTEN ON 2 February, 2022

Ever thought of a perfect way to have banana beer bread for breakfast?

The advent of banana bread can be traced back to the early 1920s when baking powder became widely available. Inspired by the abundance of overripe bananas and the ubiquity of baking powder, enterprising cookbook writers devised recipes for quick bread using bananas.

Adding dark wheat beer in the bread is a modern twist, but in no way changes the essence of classic banana bread. Wheat beer style such as Barahsinghe Dunkelweizen beer imparts hints of cloves and banana flavours that further enhance the taste of this all-time favourite sweet bread.

Here’s our recipe for Banana Beer Bread made with Barahsinghe Dunkelweizen.


  • 330ml Barahsinghe Dunkelweizen (for both the batter and the glaze)
  • 400g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 96g brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 ripe, medium-sized bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 64g semi-sweet chocolate chunks/chips
  • oil for greasing pan
  • 172g icing sugar


  1. Heat your oven to 176°C (350°F).
  2. Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper, and grease the bottom and sides with oil.
  3. Mash the bananas and set aside. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together.
  4. Whisk together eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, 235ml Barahsinghe Dunkelweizen in a separate bowl, Add dry and wet ingredients together and mix well.
  5. Add the mixture in the loaf pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Place the mixture on a greased pan and bake for 50 minutes.
  7. Remove the bread from the oven, and cool it off.

For the glaze

  • In a measuring cup with a spout, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar and 1 tablespoon of Barahsinghe Dunkelweizen.
  • Keep adding the beer by half tablespoons and whisk until satisfied with the consistency of the glaze.
  • While the banana beer bread is still warm, gently remove the parchment paper from underneath it. Drizzle it with the glaze. Let it cool off and enjoy.

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