3/4 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup rum*
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons rum**
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons turbinado (raw) sugar, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F.
Grease bottoms only of 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.
Combine raisins and 1/3 cup rum in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute. Set aside to cool slightly.
Combine 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add bananas, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed just until flour is moistened. Stir in raisin mixture.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove to cooling rack.
Combine all glaze ingredients except powdered sugar and turbinado sugar in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 30-35 seconds until butter is melted; stir until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar until well mixed. Spread glaze over warm loaves. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if desired.
*Substitute 2 teaspoons rum extract and enough water to equal 1/3 cup.
**Substitute 2 teaspoons milk and 1/8 teaspoon rum extract.
- Raw brown sugar, or turbinado, is a coarse sugar that is nice for topping baked goods. Look for it near the other sugars in the baking aisle of the supermarket.
- For easy gift giving, bake loaves in mini aluminum foil loaf pans.