Just like my Crock Pot White Chicken Chili that I recently made, banana nut bread seems to be one of those comforting fall and winter foods that I just love when it gets chilly outside.
Having bad bananas in our house is a rare thing because Kevin likes super ripe bananas and I like almost-brown bananas, but we somehow had a group of 4 bananas laying around and decided to make this bread with our new KitchenAid mixer we received as a wedding gift from my grandparents (love!).
After I set out and measured all of my ingredients (the first thing I do before cooking any recipe), I mixed flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt with my KitchenAid. After it was combined, I created a little well in the middle.
Next, I mixed my wet ingredients in a separate bowl before adding them to the center of my dry ingredient well. I refrained from eating the batter because of the raw eggs, but it was so tempting!
There’s some baking scientific reason behind creating said well, but all I know is that the recipe told me to do this and the bread turned out amazing, so I’d recommend not skipping this step. 😉
When everything was mixed, I folded in the chopped walnuts with a spatula.
This recipe makes enough for two loaf pans, so I greased up two 9×5-inch loaf pans and poured in the batter. Then, I waited patiently for it to be done. My last step was sprinkling the loaves with a bit of powdered sugar that I had on hand – the perfect sweet touch!
Now my favorite way to eat banana nut bread is with a slice of butter melted right on top, but my husband (weirdly) prefers without. Suit yourself, and enjoy!
Banana Walnut Bread
Recipe slightly adapted from Better Homes & Gardens
Serves: 14-16 (makes two 9×5-inch loaves; recommended to freeze a loaf for later)
- 4-5 bananas
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease two 9×5-inch loaf pans
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredient mixture
- In a separate bowl, stir eggs, bananas, sugar and vegetable oil. Add wet ingredients to the well of the dry ingredients
- Stir until combined
- Fold in chopped walnuts
- Add to loaf pans and bake for 50-60 minutes
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional)