Chocolate Chunk Cleveland Bourbon Banana Bread

Bourbon Banana Bread

Yummy Bourbon Banana Bread

You Will Need:

1 tbsp        Finely ground chia seeds
3 tbsp        Cleveland Underground Bourbon Finished with Sugar Maple Wood
3 over-ripe Bananas
1 large        Egg
6 oz            Greek yogurt
6 tbsp        Melted butter
¾ cup       Coconut sugar
2 tsp          Vanilla bean paste
2 cup         Unbleached AP flour
1 tsp           Baking soda
1 tsp           Baking powder
1 tsp           Salt
2/3 cup     Nutella
½ cup       White Chocolate Chunks
½ cup       Dark Chocolate chunks
(OPTIONAL) ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grind chia seeds finely using a coffee grinder (spice grinder) and add them to the bourbon, allowing to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Mash 3 bananas with the egg, Greek yogurt, melted butter, coconut sugar, and vanilla bean paste (or extract). Allow it to rest for 5 minutes after combining thoroughly.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine and mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt (plus the cocoa powder if you’re wanting to go choco-nuts).
  5. Add the chia/bourbon mixture to the yogurt mixture and stir thoroughly, then fold in the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  7. Microwave the Nutella for 20-30 seconds to soften.
  8. In loaf pans lined with parchment paper, pour half of the batter between 2 loaf pans.
  9. Carefully layer 1/3 c softened Nutella and spread evenly with a spatula or frosting knife.
  10. Add the rest of the batter.
  11. Add the remaining 1/3 c Nutella, layering evenly before plunging the frosting knife into the batter, cutting side to side, making ribbons.
  12. OPTIONAL: Add a few white and dark chocolate chips to the top
  13. Bake for an hour, checking for doneness by placing a knife into the middle of the loaf and withdrawing to make sure it comes out clean.
  14. Allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
  15. Serve warm with cinnamon butter and/or honey.