a recipe for banana nut bread with nuts

a recipe for banana nut bread

Ingredients for the recipe

  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (3 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil
  • 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

How to Make It from home

Step 1

Preheat the clean oven to 350°. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with some cooking spray. Coat the walnuts in a pie pan and toast in the oven for about 5 to 8 minutes, or till fragrant; let cool.

Step 2

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour with the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, and oil and beat at high speed till light-colored and creamy. Add the smashed bananas and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients until it is thoroughly blended. Fold in the nuts.

Step 3

Drain the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the middle of the oven for some 50 to 60 minutes, or until the top is springy and a cake tester embedded in the center comes out clean. Let the bread to cool in the pan for about10 minutes before turning it out onto a rack to cool fully.

Make Ahead

Bind the bread tightly in plastic and refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.