Coffee bacon banana bread

Coffee Bacon Banana Bread with Coffee Bacon Glaze

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This might just be the best banana bread recipe ever. The addition of smoky bacon and instant coffee take this classic treat to an incredible new level.

Coffee bacon banana bread
20 mins
Prep Time
1 hr
30 mins
Total Time
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Contains Gluten


Amount / QuantityIngredients
2 (12 oz.) packages

Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon

1/2 cup

Packed Brown Sugar

1/2 cup

Granulated Sugar

1/2 cup

Unsalted Butter, softened


Large Eggs

1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons

Half and Half, divided

1 teaspoon

Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon

Instant Espresso Coffee Granules, divided

1 1/2 cups

All-Purpose Flour

3/4 teaspoon

Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

Baking Soda

1 cup

Mashed Very Ripe Bananas, about 2-3 bananas

2 tablespoons

Finely Chopped Walnuts

1 cup

Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325˚F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Fry bacon slices until crisp, drain and crumble; set aside, reserving 3 tablespoon.

  3. In medium bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs on at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1/4 cup half and half and vanilla extract.

  4. In another medium bowl, mix 1 1/2 tablespoons coffee granules, flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and bacon crumbles. Add alternately to creamed mixture with mashed bananas beating well after each addition. Stir in walnuts.

  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 65-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan before inverting bread onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. To make glaze, mix powder sugar with remaining half and half and coffee granules. Mix until blended and spoon over bread; sprinkle reserved bacon over the top. Let glaze set before slicing.

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