Banana Nut Bread Recipe
Yes! a recipe! Banana bread is such an easy thing to find good recipes for but… Here is the one I used most recently.
This recipe made a very moist and delicious banana bread! It was literally gone within the second day I made it. The desire to make bread came from wanting to make apple and pumpkin bread but then I saw these completely ripened bananas wasting away on the counter so I had to do something with them! Next up, more bread posts!
Banana Nut Bread
adapted from Food Network
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups walnuts or pecans (I used walnuts)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
Add desired nuts to batter & mix
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.