I’m very particular about my bananas – I don’t like them too ripe. Too many brown spots and I’ll pass, thank you! However, ripe bananas are perfect for making banana bread, or banana nut bread. My mom used to make banana nut bread pretty often when I was young, and it’s a yummy treat. Today I’m sharing my Banana Nut Bread recipe, which can easily be made without the nuts.
Banana Nut Bread Recipe
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup mashed, ripe banana (approximately 2 bananas)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and then add the milk. Beat until smooth after each addition. Add flour mixture and the banana alternately to creamed mixture, beating until smooth after each addition. Add the walnuts, and stir until well mixed.
Turn the batter into a lightly greased 8″ x 4″ x 2″ loaf pan. Bake for 60 – 65 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely before slicing – if you can wait that long to have a slice! Note: Your bread’s crust should probably be a bit lighter of a brown. I missed my timer going off because I was shooting blog photos outside. ;]
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Happy Baking!