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 had 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 the recipe for this bread. After 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 reicipe and every SINGLE time it turned out super soft, flavorful and delicious. It's a keeper recipe for sure !!! 
Over the years, i have made few changes to the recipe based on our likings. The original recipe have 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 had brought the mini loaf pan and i'm early waiting to bake this banana bread in the mini loaf pan, yesterday finally made this and it turned out super cute and of course it was delicious. 
The below image was taken years back when i had first tried it. Seriously that time i had no sense of using correct loaf pan.Silly me :-)

Banana Walnut bread

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 40 minsMakes : 2 mini loaf 
Recipe Category: Bread | Recipe Cuisine: American
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.

Preheated the oven to 350 F and grease the loaf pan with butter/cooking spray well and dusted with all purpose flour and keep it aside 

First mix the wet ingredients.In a bowl beat the egg slightly and then add butter, vanilla extract, sugar and mashed banana into the egg ,mix it well with whisk and keep it aside.

Then sieve the flour with baking powder ,baking soda & salt. Add this flour mixture with wet ingredients and mix it well.

Finally add the nuts and mix it well.

Pour the mixture into loaf pan and place it in the middle rack of the preheated oven and bake it until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean(takes about 30-45 mins).Remove it from oven and place it on wire rack and cool it completely.

Slice it and enjoy the delicious banana bread.
  • 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.