Spiced Banana, Choc Chip & Bourbon Loaf

I started the evening I made this with the plan to make . However, I forgot to get any cream cheese, which was one of the main ingredients. Luckily, my housemate had left some bananas on the side, with a note saying they were unwanted. So I jazzed them up with some extra flavours and this Spiced Banana, Choc Chip & Bourbon Loaf was born!

Jump straight to the recipe!

Into a large bowl I stirred together plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt and ground ginger.

In another bowl I mashed up the bananas with a fork. It’s best if the bananas are starting to brown, don’t use the just ripe ones as they will be too firm.

In a third bowl I creamed caster sugar with butter until fluffy.

I added the mashed up bananas to the sugar and butter mixture along with egg, milk, and vanilla extract and mixed well.


The flour mixture then went into the banana mixture, along with chocolate chips and bourbon (you can also use brandy).

I poured the mixture into a 1lb loaf tin.

I baked it for 45 minutes – I covered it with foil for the last 10 minutes so it didn’t burn on top.

The Spiced Banana, Choc Chip & Bourbon Loaf is so moist and delicious, the mixture of banana, spices and chocolate flavours are divine! I think it would also make good mini loaves.

Spiced Banana, Choc Chip & Bourbon Loaf

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword Cake
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 145 g Plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Bananas mashed
  • 110 g Caster sugar
  • 55 g Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 50 g Chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon or brandy


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas 4, and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin

  2. Into a large bowl sift the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and ground ginger, and stir it all together

  3. In another bowl cream the caster sugar with the butter

  4. Add the bananas to the caster sugar and butter mixture, then add the egg, milk, and vanilla extract, and mix well

  5. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and whisk in, then add the chocolate chips and bourbon, and mix in

  6. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes - cover with foil for the last 10 minutes if it is getting too dark on top

If you like this, check out more of my Loaf cake recipes!

4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I'm not usually a big fan of chocolate and bananas together, but this loaf looks absolutely INCREDIBLE! I'm completely intrigued with the addition of bourbon and ginger. This is a must try recipe! Thanks for sharing! XO

  2. Ahh wow this is a really interesting loaf cake. I like your imaginative flavours – would have never thought of adding Bourbon to a loaf cake. looks lush x

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