Banana bread with a Madeira Wine glaze

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Banana Bread with a Madeira Wine Glaze

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Course Dessert
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 9 inch loaf pan


  • cups all-purpose flour (228 grams)
  • 3 bananas very ripe to over ripe
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped optional
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup olive oil or butter
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Madeira Wine Glaze:

  • ¼ cup madeira wine
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Butter and flour a 9-inch loaf pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, nuts, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cloves and, cinnamon.
  • In another bowl put the wet ingredients: Peel the bananas and mash them thoroughly in a using a potato masher or a fork.
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  • Add the olive oil and stir the oil into the mashed bananas and mix until well blended. Add two beaten eggs and sugar; then mix until all the wet ingredients are combinded
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently until there are no more pockets of dry flour. It's okay if the batter is visibly lumpy.
  • Once the liquid and dry ingredients have been combined, pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and transfer to the oven immediately. Bake 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean or the internal temperature is 190-195 F.
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Madeira Wine Glaze:

  • In a pan over medium heat add the Madeira wine, sugar and butter. Stir untill the sugar has dissolved.


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