Walnut Banana Bread

Walnut Banana Bread
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47 Reviews
Banana bread recipes are a great way to use overripe bananas. This recipe gets added crunch from chopped walnuts.
15 min
Prep Time
1:55
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

3/4 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 medium (1 cup)
bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 cup
chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8x4-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, butter and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add banana and vanilla. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in all remaining ingredients except Butter with Canola Oil.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Place onto cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. Serve with Butter with Canola Oil.

Recipe Tips

- Banana bread is best the second day. Wrap cooled bread tightly in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

- Walnuts can be omitted.

- Use no-stick cooking spray that contains flour to easily coat loaf pan.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
200
Cholesterol
40mg
Carbohydrates
23g
Protein
4g
Fat
11g
Sodium
180mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I had been married for 48 years and kept trying different recipes, finally I found this in a booklet I bought from a school sale Love Love Love this recipe Now mine is as good as everyone elses only better. Thanks to your kitchen.

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Love your recipe use it all the time, Just perfect, I do use 3 bananas very ripe, thanks..

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Easy. Good. A bit on the dry side... maybe my oven is hot or I should bake it for 5 minutes less. Thanks for the recipe, which I have used several times... though I have still not learned to try shortening the baking time. Wrapping it up for a couple of days does make it better!

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Loved the results using your recipe!I live in the desert southwest and don't like to use my regular oven when I can avoid it, so I look for baking recipes that work in my toaster oven. The timing was just right using a glass loaf pan. I added more cinnamon plus some nutmeg and a little cloves. The recipe was so simple, my husband can make it.

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I used only Brown Sugar , Came out great and taste great.

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will try for first time.

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Great recipe!

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Test recipe comment

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We loved this recipe! Enjoyed it right from the oven with the canola oil butter spread on top. Substituted self-rising flour, leaving out the baking soda and salt. Also used 1/2 cup pecans instead of the walnuts. Came out of the oven with a nicely browned top crust and perfectly baked center at 55 minutes.

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Great recipe. Just make sure that the bananas are super ripe, i.e., the peels are almost completely black and the banana super soft. I use only brown sugar.

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Have made it three times. Worked well. Cut in three to freeze two parts for later. No problem to do so.

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Not a great Banana Bread Recipe. I found it to be just OK. I omitted the nuts as my husband won't eat them.

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Best recipe ever. My Mom couldn't stay away from it. Very easy to put together.

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We use this recipe all the time. Definitely is our favorite. One change is that I prefer to use half or all brown sugar instead of white sugar and double the cinnamon. An awesome recipe though!

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Hi Sue, thanks for the comment! Here's our tips for baking in mini loaf pans. Grease the bottoms only of 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans and bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Happy baking!

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Best banana nut bread recipe ever, and I have tried many. Any help on baking this in mini loaf pans would be appreciated. Oven temp, baking time etc. Thanks!!!

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Sue, thanks for the comment! Here's our tips for baking in mini loaf pans. Grease the bottoms only of 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans and bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Happy baking!
Posted April 06, 2015

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Hi Tammy, the half cup of softened butter goes in the batter, and the butter with canola oil is better for spreading/topping the bread. Hope that helps! Happy baking.

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Please clarify something for me. Soes the half cup softened butter go in the batter or is it the same as the butter with canola that doesn't???

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Tammy, the half cup of softened butter goes in the batter, and the butter with canola oil is better for spreading/topping the bread. Hope that helps! Happy baking.
Posted December 31, 2014

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How long did you bake the bread? The middle is the last to get done so I suspect it may not have been baked completely. YOu mention that it is dark on the outside. It could be because of the type of pan you used, or if the oven was calibrated correctly to be the correct degrees of heat. Otherwise there are other possibilities for this based on ingredients.

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Once again, a banana bread that's overcooked on the outside and a puddle of wet batter in the center.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: cindy
How long did you bake the bread? The middle is the last to get done so I suspect it may not have been baked completely. YOu mention that it is dark on the outside. It could be because of the type of pan you used, or if the oven was calibrated correctly to be the correct degrees of heat. Otherwise there are other possibilities for this based on ingredients.
Posted December 25, 2014

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