Banana Bread

Here's the perfect solution for using up overripe bananas: Bake a scrumptious walnut-filled bread with this easy recipe.



by 48  people


add your rating
add a comment
Servings: 16
Serving size: 1  slice
Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices)
Prep Time: 25 mins
Related Categories: Banana Bread, Bananas, Bread, Desserts, Fruit
Recent Activity:
Ingredients
  • 2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg
  • 2   
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    mashed banana (5 medium)
  • 1   cup 
    sugar
  • 1/2  cup 
    cooking oil or melted butter or margarine
  • 1/4  cup 
    chopped walnuts
  • 1   
    recipe Streusel-Nut Topping (optional)
Streusel-Nut Topping
  • 1/4  cup 
    packed brown sugar
  • 3   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
  • 2   tablespoons 
    butter
  • 1/3  cup 
    chopped walnuts

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch or two 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
2.
In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). If desired, sprinkle Streusel Topping over batter.
3.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes for 9x5x3-inch pan or 40 to 45 minutes for 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean (if necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning). Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.
4.
Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).
Streusel-Nut Topping
1.
In a small bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 215, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 27, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 32, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 18, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 48.59, vit. C (mg) 3.54, Thiamin (mg) 0.12, Riboflavin (mg) 0.14, Niacin (mg) 0.99, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.25, Folate (g) 16.13, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.06, sodium (mg) 122, Potassium (mg) 176, calcium (mg) 30.29, iron (mg) 0.9, Starch () 1, Other Carb () 1, Fat () 1.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
 Articles
Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread
... favorites was banana bread. My mom has an aversion to letting food go to waste, so she frequently made use... of overripe bananas for bread. My 40 Before 40 Project is the perfect opportunity to step outside my comfort... zone and try my hand at baking banana bread for myself. And as long as I'm going to make it, I'm going... read more...
Island-Style Banana Bread with Coconut and Pecans
... Banana Bread is the perfect addition to the morning lineup. It kicks much more typical, traditional quick... to get our Island Style Banana Bread recipe In my experience, there are two ways that banana bread can go... very quickly. The too-sweet banana bread recipes can be nice if you're using it as more of a dessert... read more...
15 Banana Recipes for Overripe Fruit
... family can eat before they get too ripe--and maybe even how many banana bread recipes you'll need once... are scrumptious ways to use overripe fruit, from a cream pie to a knockout banana bread, each and every one... bigger bunches! Banana Bread with Walnuts Overripe bananas give this loaf lots of flavor, and they keep... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs