Friday, March 30, 2012

Banana Walnut Bread | Banana Bread | Bread Recipe

Banana Walnut bread, a mild sweetened, delicious bread that goes well with your coffee/tea. Years ago, I tasted this banana bread along with coffee in Starbucks and immediately I became a big fan of this bread . 

The banana flavor was so great in this bread and later I searched for the recipe for this bread. After a few attempts, the recipe that i tried from joyofbaking really worked well and  it tasted almost similar to the one that i had at Starbucks. 

So now for years, I have been following the same recipe with little change in the recipe and every SINGLE time it turned out super soft, flavorful and delicious. It's a keeper recipe for sure !!! 
Banana Walnut Bread
Over the years, I have made a few changes to the recipe based on our likings. The original recipe has cinnamon powder in it, but i want banana flavor predominately so skip that and also i have tried this bread with walnuts, almonds or sometimes even without any nuts too. 

All turned out really good, with or without any nuts. Recently I bought a mini loaf pan and I was waiting to bake this banana bread in the mini loaf pan, yesterday finally made it and it turned out super cute and of course it was delicious. Banana Walnut Bread
The below image was taken years back when I had first tried it. Seriously, at that time I had no sense of using the correct loaf pan to get that perfect loaf !

If you're a beginner in baking, make sure to use the right size pan which will give proper rise to the bread and also give perfect slices.
Banana Walnut Bread

Before moving on to the recipe, let check out some of the FAQs

What's the substitute for eggs in the recipe ?
For an egg, you can replace 1/4 cup of plain yogurt/curd. But the texture might be a little different ! 

Does this bread have an eggy smell?
Nope, that's the beauty of this bread ! It has a strong banana flavor and it's subtle egg flavor and you won't even notice that it has eggs.

What other nuts are used in this bread?
You can use any of your favorite nuts or without any nuts also, you can make this bread. Check the loaf below where I have used cashews instead of walnuts and it still tastes good ! 

Banana Bread

Banana Walnut bread

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 40 minsMakes : 2 mini loaf 
Recipe Category: Bread | Recipe Cuisine: American
Banana Walnut Bread, Mini Banana Bread Loaf, Banana Bread Banana Walnut bread, a mild sweetened, delicious bread that goes well with your coffee/tea.
Banana(well riped) - 2 (mashed well)
All purpose flour - 1 1/4 cup
Sugar -1/2 cup
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp( melted)
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Egg - 1 
Walnut(roughly chopped) - 1/2 cup approx.

Banana Walnut Bread
Preheated the oven to 350 F  First mix the wet ingredients.In a bowl, add the peeled and roughly chopped banana and mashed it with fork well & keep aside . In an another  large bowl, crack open an egg.
Beat the egg slightly and then add sugar & vanilla extract. 
Next add the butter and mashed banana into the egg mixture & mix it well with whisk.
Then sieve the flour with baking powder ,baking soda & salt into wet ingredients and mix it well.
Grease the loaf pan with butter/cooking spray well and dusted with all purpose flour. Finally add the walnuts into the batter, mix it gently and transfer into the loaf pan.
Place the baking pan in the middle rack of the preheated oven and bake it  for 40-45 mins or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
Remove it from the oven and place it on wire rack and cool it completely.Slice it and enjoy the delicious banana bread. 

Related: How to make Banana Chocolate Bread 

Banana Bread Slices

  • Use well ripen banana for great taste & flavor.
  • The given ingredients will make 2 - 4.75 * 2 * 1.75 loaf bread. 
  • Here in the recipe i have use 2 big bananas. 
    Banana Walnut Bread