Banana Walnut Bread
Stranded in a foreign land and no clue what to eat? Walk in a bakery or tea-house, you will surely find Banana Walnut Bread to warm your soul and fill your tummy. This perfect tea-time bread loaf is an international favorite, enjoyed by people all over the world. The pleasant fruitiness of bananas and the nutty crunch of walnuts give this loaf a soulful and rustic flavor and texture. You can bake this bread anytime you wish to at home, because it makes use of just common ingredients. It is also a wise way to make use of over-ripe bananas! Banana and walnut bread is also a perfect sweet treat for kids to nibble on.
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1 hr 5 min
1 hr 5 min
- All purpose flour - 1 3/4 cup
- Sugar - 3/4 cup
- Walnuts - 1 cup, chopped
- Baking powder - 1 Tsp
- Baking soda - 1/4 Tsp
- Salt - 1/4 Tsp
- Cinnamon powder - 1 Tsp
- Eggs - 2, large ( lightly beaten )
- Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup , melted and cooked
- Ripe banana - 3, large ( mashed well)
- Vanilla extract - 1 Tsp
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a loaf pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder and walnuts. Mix and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, butter and vanilla extract.
- With the spatula, fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky (Do not over mix the batter, over mixing the batter yield tough, rubbery bread).
- Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. It will take about 55 to 60 minutes.
- Place on a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes and then remove the bread from the pan.
- Serve warm or at room temperature. The bread can be frozen too. This will keep about 6 months in the freezer.
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