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Friday, September 27, 2013

The BEST Banana Nut Bread

Okay, okay, the bread isn't really spooky. Well, not unless you do the optional step of adding Halloween sprinkles to the top! Sure, normally you don't add sprinkles to banana bread, but I couldn't resist the urge to make it festive!

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 
The first thing I do is mash up the bananas with a fork and go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Then, lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. 
Stir in vanilla and banana.

 In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
 Blend the banana mixture into the flour mixture; stir just to combine. 
Fold in walnuts. 
Pour batter into prepared pan.
An extra step I always add is to sprinkle the top with extra brown sugar and press it down into the batter so that it doesn't burn (it creates the yummiest crust!)
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.

This recipe is so delicious! I promise you will love it! I like to leave my bananas a little chunky so that you can really taste it once the bread bakes, and you can even see banana chunks when you cut into it, along with pieces of walnut which is so lovely. Also, the brown sugar IN the batter makes all the difference. I love this recipe because it doesn't call for a ton of ingredients, and the ones it does call for are basic, but it comes out so amazing.

I wish this was my recipe, but I actually found it here on allrecipes.com. One thing I do differently that I didn't mention is the number of bananas. The original recipe calls for 4 bananas, but I think that 3 is enough for the amount of batter that this makes and it is still super moist.

PS. If you need to convert the measurements, check out this conversion calculator, here.

Happy Baking!


  1. What a great recipe, I've never used vanilla extract in a banana bread before, I bet it adds great flavor.

  2. This looks SUPER yummy xx


  3. I just made a similar one of these a couple if days ago and I love them. They're great for using up old bananas. I can't wait to have a slice with a cup if tea later. X

    1. Yep, you're right! I love them too, they're kind of like a comfort food :)


  4. This recipe looks so tasty x



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