Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Banana Nut Bread


I usually make banana bread when I have some over ripe bananas that are just begging to be used.  If I catch them before they become too ripe then I will usually make banana puddingThose overripe bananas help make this bread so moist!  This really is a fairly simple bread to throw together.  You can make it with or without the streusel topping.   I do like to add some banana extract to the batter because I like a really strong banana flavor but if you don't have it on hand, just substitute with vanilla extract.
Ingredients:
For the bread:
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1/3 cup melted butter
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts

Optional Streusel Topping:
¼ cup flour
2 tablespoons softened butter
2 tablespoons sugar


Directions:
Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Spray loaf baking dish with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs, butter and sugar and extract. Mix thoroughly, then add dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix until combined then stir in chopped walnuts. Pour batter into baking dish. 

If you want to make optional streusel topping:  Combine flour, butter and sugar until crumbly.  Sprinkle on top of batter.  Bake for about an hour. Bread should spring back to the touch. Or you can insert a toothpick in the middle. It should come out clean (no batter sticking to it). 
Allow to cool before slicing.  
Enjoy!
Printable Recipe Here


37 comments :

  1. Looks great! Jon is a banana nut! Have to give it a whirl for him :)

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  2. I love banana nut bread! Never would have thought of putting struesel on top. Ingenius!

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  3. Delicious! I love this recipe!

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  4. I adore Streusel topping on anything! Add banana bread and this is perfect.

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  5. Yum.... I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yum! Banana bread is a favorite in our house, but I've never made it with a topping. Might have to do that next time! :)

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  7. I love Farmers Market, it is so much fun! Your Banana Bread looks so good...We are going to really enjoy it here at Full Plate Thursday. Thank you so much for bringing it today and please come back!

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  8. Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday, I have made a lot of banana bread, but never with a topping. Looks great and I can't to make this version. Thanks.

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  9. I love bananas in any form and bread is one of my most favourite ones :) Yours looks so exquisite! It's a great idea to sprinkle the bread with streusel (haven't thought of that before) - I'll have to try it next time when making bread :)

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  10. Yum, I love banana bread and I love streusel. I can't imagine why I never thought of making one with the other. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  11. I love everything about this! I am going to make this today and post it on my blog and link it back to you! I bet this streusel would be awesome on zucchini bread. I have some to use!

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  12. I'm going to get up early in the morning and pop this in the oven. My family will be blessed with the wonderful smells when it is baking. What a nice way to wake up!!

    Thanks for sharing!! Donna

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  13. I made this last night - it was amazing! thanks for sharing the recipe!! I want to post it on my facebook (with your link) to share

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  14. This looks wonderful!! Im wondering, when a recipe calls for All-purpose flour, is there any way to use Self-Rising rather than A.P.? Thanks for the suggestions-
    Love all of your recipes, Brandi!! You make executing them so much easier than any other blog Ive read-
    Thank you for that! Youre the best!! :)

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  15. I always make 2 batches, never thought about cinnamon before! hubby will like it even better! :)

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  16. I just made this without the nuts. The streusel topping was to die for! This is definitely going to be my new go-to when I have old bananas.

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  17. I made this tonight without the topping. DELISH!!

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  18. SOOO GOOD. I opted to leave out the nuts and add chocolate chips. Nice and light and fluffy. Would definitely make again!

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  19. Banana cake is always yummy. When bananas are starting to go black and you don't have time or have the energy to make a cake, they can be peeled and frozen. When you are ready to make a cake, just take them out of the freezer and within 10 minutes they are ready to use for baking.

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    1. You can freeze your bananas just in their skins as well. :)

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  20. Just made these but i used a muffin pan and only left them in for about 35-40 mins. They came out perfect and perfect for on the go! :)

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  21. I've made this recipe 4 times and I can't even keep it in the house. It's so good!

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  22. Hello all and thanks for the tasty recipe. I have started my Sunday with your recipe and it came out so good. My Sunday coffee was excellent. It leaves a nice smell in the all house. Enjoy your day.

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  23. Sooo good! For my son I had to make a glutenfree banana bread. It was my first banana bread and it turned out delicous. To compensate the glutenfree flour, I took 4 Bananas and about 2,5 cups of flour. My son loves it which is thebest compliment. Thanks for the recipe.

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  24. Hi! I know this is an old post, but your banana bread looks fabulous! I always have a difficult time with the middle part being done all the way. What kind of pan do you use? (Non-stick dark, glass, metal, etc)

    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious bsnana nut bread, It is really the bomb, I am dharing so that my friends and family can enjoy tis as we all have

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  25. I just love this recipe. And look forward to seeing more of ur posts, and definetly sharing so others can enjoy ur great cooking

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  26. This is 1 great recipe. .my family ask for it when they want banana bread made! Ty Brandi ...your blog is just super dandy in all areas! 😊 💕 hugs n Happy Holidays!

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  27. Hey there Mandy, thanks for stopping by and I am so glad your family loves this banana bread recipe.

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  28. About to make this! But how long does it need to bake?

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  29. Should I use salted or unsalted butter? :)

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    1. In baking I always use unsalted but you can use salted and just omit the added salt called for in the recipe.

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  30. I left out the nuts, added an extra banana and made it into muffins and they turned out really good.

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    1. The perfect recipe to turn into muffins. Sounds delicious!

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  31. Just made it. Absolutely delicious.

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