Banana Walnut Bread

by zesty on November 10, 2010 · 49 comments

Happy Wednesday!  WOW what a week.  I am pretty excited to see the holiday around the corner for tomorrow.  I had a lot of fun this week especially the blogging aspect of it.  Despite the fact that work and consumes a large majority of my waking day… I love it!  No complaints from being busy over here.  Do you like being busy?



Today, I thought I would share with you my take of a classic bread –  Banana Bread!  One of my all-time favorite loafs and a great way to use ripened bananas.

Every now and again I feel the need to add some nuts to my Banana Bread recipe for a different texture and flavor combination.  With this loaf I chose the “Walnut”.


  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 Tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 4 Mashed overripe bananas
  • 1/4 Cup walnuts


  1. Preheat Oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and white sugar.
  4. In a separate  bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended, then toss in the walnuts.
  6. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
  9. Let bread cool in pan for a bit, then flip it out onto a wire rack.
  10. banana_walnut_bread_3

  11. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: When bananas are on their last leg on your counter, a great place to store them for either smoothies or baking is in the freezer.  They freeze very well and it will help prolong their useful life.

I hope you get some time in the near future to try this banana bread.  As I mentioned earlier, it is one of my favorite loafs to make and eat.  A slight problem is that I tend to eat the whole loaf.  I especially love the two end pieces.  Do you like the end pieces?

Holiday is upon us… any big plans for you? I hope you have fun with whatever you choose to do and I will see you back here on Friday!

Oh, one last thing, if you haven’t checked out our new recipe e-book yet, you can download it here for free.

Take care


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