Rum Glazed Banana Bread

This Rum Glazed Banana Bread is a banana bread recipe like no other! Perfectly moist banana bread with a sweet and boozy rum glaze!

This banana bread recipe is great for using up those past the date bananas, but we love making it for holidays and parties! Also check out our Limoncello Lemon Bars for a tangy sweet treat, or this Perfect Apple Crisp recipe that we make all year long!

banana bread recipe with rum glaze

Rum Glazed Banana Bread Recipe

This Rum Glazed Banana Bread is the perfect party dessert! Not only is it really easy to make, but you can make it ahead of time so you aren’t rushing around at the last minute. This banana bread is so moist and delicious, with a little kick from dark rum.

Of course, you can make this banana bread without using the rum, just make the glaze with milk instead. But these days, we like making food that makes us happy, and warm, boozy banana bread makes us happy.

This banana bread recipe is also a really nice, homemade gift to give around the holidays or when a friend is feeling down. Since we all seem to be spending more time at home these days, it’s the perfect time to start baking!

How To Make Rum Glazed Banana Bread

The banana bread recipe is pretty basic. Mashed bananas, sugar, butter, cinnamon, all the good stuff that goes into banana bread. Mix the wet together, then the dry, you know how it goes.

Pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake.

Banana Bread with glaze on top

Let the banana bread cool for about an hour before you pour the glaze on. You do want to pour it on while it’s just slightly warm, but if it’s too hot the glaze will just melt.

Since this banana bread recipe is already sweet, we think a thin layer of the sweet rum glaze on top is just perfect. But if you want a thicker glaze you can add a layer, let it set and then pour on another layer.

Sliced banana bread on yellow plate

When you pour the glaze on the slightly warm banana bread, the  glaze soaks will also soak into bread as you can see, so it’s got a thin layer on top but then right under the crust there you can see where the glaze soaked in.

It’s really the perfect way to make banana bread if you ask me.

Sliced rum glazed banana bread stacked on a plate

Can You Make This Banana Bread Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Of course! If you’re making this recipe for a holiday or party, you can make it a day ahead of time, or the morning of you event. Keep the banana bread covered in a container or lightly wrapped in plastic wrap.

This Rum Glazed Banana Bread will keep for up to 3 days for the best flavor right on your counter. Again, just keep it covered in a container or wrapped in either aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

banana bread with butter

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banana bread recipe with rum glaze

Rum Glazed Banana Bread

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This super delicious banana bread recipe has just the right amount of sweet rum glaze on top! Perfect for parties or as a homemade gift!



  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Rum Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark or spiced rum


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, mashed bananas and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to the batter and mix until combined. Add the other half of the flour mixture and mix until all the flour is combined into the batter.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes and then remove the pan and place on a baking rack to cool.
  6. To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar and rum together in a small bowl. Pour over the slightly cooled banana bread. Let the glaze set for 15 minutes, slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Cover the banana bread with foil if it starts to get to brown on top while baking.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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2 Responses
  1. Kris Kauai

    Aloha from Hawaii…just a little note, not sure where in the mix of things the cinnamon goes and your ingredient list doesn’t include vanilla but it’s included in the mixing part. I just gave both a guess, haha. The bread was delicious but the rum glaze took it to a whole yummy level!!!

    1. Dan

      Aloha, so glad you liked it! And thank you, I did fix that in the recipe card, it was left out. Thanks for letting us know!

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