Simple Banana Nut Bread Recipe
What I love about long holidays? I have time to bake! I’m going to share with you a very simple and basic recipe for Banana Nut Bread. (I got this recipe from a Kitchenaid cookbook but made a few changes to suit my taste.)
The original recipe calls for shortening, but I find the bread more tasty when I use butter. I had three ripe bananas, and that is a little over 1 cup when mashed. It did not ruin the bread. In fact, it made it more moist. I used my hand blender to chop the walnuts, but you can do it the old fashioned way: put the walnuts in a ziplock bag and go crazy hitting it with a rolling pin. LOLS!
Make sure you remove the loaf from the tin and let it cool on a wire rack so that the bread won’t continue cooking with the residual heat. I have been using this recipe for 15 years now, and it has never failed me. Hope you like it!!
- 1/3 c butter*
- 1/2 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 c sifted all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 c mashed ripe bananas
- 1/2 c chopped walnuts
- Pre heat oven to 350F.
- Whip sugar & butter for at least 1 minute then add the eggs and beat for 1 - 2 minutes. Don't forget to scrape the bowl every now and then.
- Sift together four, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add half of the flour to the egg mix, then add half of the mashed bananas. Mix for 3o seconds then add the remaining flour mixture and banana. When everything is blended together, add the chopped walnuts.
- Pour in greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes.
- Remove from pan and let it cool on wire rack.