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.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time1 hourhr10 minutesmins
Total Time1 hourhr20 minutesmins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
3Bananas(RIPE & large sized) - 345 grams - This should equal 1 1/2 cups of mashed ripe bananas
1/2CupVegetable Oil- 118 milliliters - Use a neutral-flavored oil. Instead of oil, you can also use 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter (115 grams). See the tips section for more information.
2Eggs(large) - 114 grams - Use large eggs (not extra large or jumbo eggs)
1CupWhite Granulated Sugar- 200 grams
2CupsAll Purpose Flour- 240 grams
1TeaspoonVanilla Extract- 5 milliliters
1TeaspoonBaking Soda- 5 grams
1TeaspoonBaking Powder- 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.
Stir bananas, oil (or semi-melted butter), eggs & sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
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 at 325 F 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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