Beer for Dessert: Oktoberfest Banana Beer Bread


Oktoberfest Banana Beer Bread 

If you're like me, your fridge is overstocked with all those Oktoberfest beers. Here's a great way to combine craft beer and banana bread into the ultimate comfort food. 


Here's what you'll need for the bread

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Oktoberfest craft beer
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

Let's frost this bad boy

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp of corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup Oktoberfest craft beer


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. 
  2. Grease a loaf pan. 
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs until frothy. Add the banana and melted butter, and your favorite Oktoberfest craft beer. 
  5. Mix so there are no big chunks of banana and then start adding the dry mix. Mix well. 
  6. Fold in the pecans. Pour entire mixture into loaf pan. 
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup and Oktoberfest craft beer. If the mixture look
  10. Pour the frosting over the bread. 
  11. ENJOY! 

Catherine Contreras

Catherine Contreras is a proud San Antonio, Texas native with a passion for craft beer and inappropriate banter. She brings one new and hilarious podcast episode to over 3,000 listeners every week. Each episode highlights Texas craft beer and is filled with inappropriate and side splitting comedy. She is also a proud member of the BarbacoApparel family. A San Antonio based apparel company that caters to Texans and Texans at heart.