The BEST Banana Nut Bread is an ultra moist and tender quick bread topped with crunchy toasted walnuts. This recipe makes 2 loaves and only requires 1 mixing bowl. This is sure to become a family favorite!
Keyword: Banana Nut Bread
Author: Garnish and Glaze
2 1/4cupall-purpose flour*
1 1/4teaspoonbaking powder
1 1/4teaspoonbaking soda
1 1/4cupbananas, mashed (about 3 ripe bananas)
1 1/3cupwalnuts, chopped small
Preheat oven to 350°F (if your pans are dark in color, cook at 325°F). Grease two bread pans with cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, soda, powder, and salt. Make a well in the dry ingredients by pushing them to the sides of the bowl.
To the well, add the eggs, milk, oil, mashed bananas, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
Pour batter into prepared pans filling them to equal levels.
Sprinkle walnuts evenly over batter and then lightly press on the walnuts to make sure they are all touching the batter (don't push them all the way in).
Bake for 50-55 minutes until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the loaf.
Let the loaves sit until cool enough to hand. Run a knife around the sides of the bread, turn the pan upside down and tap each short end of the pan on the counter. It should fall right out. Place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
*You can use whole wheat flour for part of the all-purpose flour. Use 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour with 1 cup WHITE whole wheat. **If you don't have buttermilk you can mix together 2/3 milk with 4 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar.