This easy banana nut bread recipe is nutty & delicious! Walnut banana bread is a classic treat and great for breakfast or a snack. This recipe is easy to make and only uses a few simple ingredients. Of course, the key ingredients are RIPE bananas and chopped walnuts. Visit BreadDad.com for more easy banana bread recipes.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
3Bananas(RIPE & large sized) - 345 grams - This should equal 1 1/2 cups of mashed ripe bananas
8TablespoonsUnsalted Butter(softened) - 115 grams
2CupsFlour(all purpose flour) - 240 grams
1CupWhite Granulated Sugar- 200 grams
1TeaspoonVanilla Extract- 5 milliliters
1TeaspoonBaking Soda- 5 grams
1TeaspoonBaking Powder(aluminum free) - 4 grams
1/2TeaspoonSalt- 3 grams
1CupChopped Walnuts- 115 grams - 3/4 cup for inside the batter and 1/4 cup sprinkled on top of the batter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Mash bananas with a fork.
Soften the butter in a microwave. FYI - I like to soften my butter until it is mostly melted. This seems to help the butter's "mixability".
Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
Mix in remaining ingredients (except the chopped walnuts). Stir until the batter is fully mixed.
Add 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts to the batter (and save the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts for later). Make sure the chopped walnuts are evenly spread throughout the batter.
Pour finished batter into a nonstick bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts on top of the batter before placing into the oven.
Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes.
Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
After 10 minutes, remove the banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.
Please read Bread Dad's tips section for extra information on how to make this recipe successfully & to avoid common banana bread problems.
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