1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons good-quality whiskey
2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 2 to 3 large ones)
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan (not necessary for a non-stick pan).
In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine raw sugar and melted butter.
Add milk, eggs, whiskey, and bananas.
In a separate large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Add this to butter-banana mixture and combine until JUST mixed- do not over mix.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at least 1 hour or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in the baking pan.