Kick your banana bread up a notch with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum!


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed Bermuda banana (about 5 medium)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1/3 cup rum


Struesel Topping:
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 Tablespoon butter
1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 X 5-inch bread pan by spraying it on the bottom and less than halfway up on the sides with cooking spray or by greasing it with butter.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Mix in the mashed banana and sugar.
In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted add the rum to the pan. Continue to cook while stirring constantly. Remove from heat when you see golden bits of butter in the bottom of the pan. Butter / rum will continue to cook slightly once removed, so you don’t want it to become too dark while on the stove, you could end up with burnt butter and burnt butter doesn’t taste good in anything! The alcohol in the rum will burn off and you will see the butter foam as it cooks. Just continue to gently stir and stay focused on making sure the butter becomes golden to slightly amber in color. This will probably take 5 – 7 minutes. Lower the heat if you feel it is cooking too fast.
Add butter / rum mixture to banana mixture and thoroughly incorporate.
Add banana mixture all at once to dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
Combine streusel ingredients and sprinkle evenly over the loaf.
Bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place pan on wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
Remove the bread from pan and allow to cool completely on the rack.