Apr 20, 2009

Perfectly Moist Banana Walnut Bread

While at the market I stopped over to the dreaded shelf you always see where the produce that has seen better days & ultra discounted. I saw a bunch of bananas for .58 cents. Very ripe bananas make the best baby food and banana bread so I took those babys home. I found this recipe on cully's kitchen it is now my new Go2 for banana bread! It was the perfect moist texture, full of bananas & a sweet nutty crunch from the walnuts. I just had a piece with 2 pats of cream cheese (as seen in pic..lol) OMG! Just what I needed on this balmy day. Perfect breakfast bread.

1. ½ cup butter
2. 1 cup sugar
3. 2 eggs beaten
4. 4 bananas finely crushed
5. 1 ½ cups flour
6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
7. ½ teaspoon salt
8. ½ teaspoon vanilla
9. 1 cup walnut pieces

1. Mix together the butter and sugar.
2. Mix in the eggs and crushed bananas.
3. Next add the flour, soda and salt to the mixture.
4. Stir in the vanilla and walnuts.
5. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan.
6. Bake at 360 degrees for 1 hour. (the recipe said 1 hour but after that the middle of mine was still a slight bit wet so I left it for another 8-10 minutes) I checked a couple of times during and it was perfect after that.When still piping hot I brushed the top with butter for a nice shine and flavor. Sooooo Fab!!

xoxo, Sage Mommy


Erica said...

Mmmm, I'm going to try that tonight. I wasn't too impressed with the recipe that I made last time, pretty dry. I think I'll still add some cinnamon and nutmeg to this recipe, though... we'll see how it turns out. Thanks for the tip for brushing the butter on top!

Erica said...

This is now my go-to recipe as well! I had to adjust the temp with 20 minutes to go because it was getting very dark around the sides (turned it down to 340). This darkening may also have made it very difficult to get out of the pan, or maybe I didn't grease and flour correctly. But it turned out very good even though the edges were a little dry... the cinnamon and nutmeg tasted delicious by the way (1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg).

Sage Mommy said...

GREAT! I just finished the last of it and I wish I made 2!! Glad you loved it!