Banana Walnut Bread

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 80 min
  • serves 1

This easy banana bread is easy and irresistible. It makes a great breakfast and the smell alone is enough to pull those, who aren't morning people, out of bed.

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Directions for: Banana Walnut Bread


1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp fine salt

2 large eggs, room temperature

½ tsp pure vanilla extract

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for preparing the pan

1 cup sugar

3 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed with a fork (about 1 cup)

½ cup toasted walnut pieces


1. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the eggs and vanilla together in a liquid measuring cup with a spout; set aside. Lightly brush a 9-by 5- by-3-inch loaf pan with butter. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

2. In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with an electric hand-held mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually pour the egg mixture into the butter while mixing until incorporated. Add the bananas (the mixture will appear to be curdled, so don't worry), and remove the bowl from the mixer.

3. With a rubber spatula, mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the nuts and transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Turn the bread out of the pan and let cool completely on the rack. Wrap in plastic wrap. The banana bread is best if served the next day.

Source and Credits

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

See more: Bake, Bread, Breakfast, Fruit, Nuts

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