How to Make Banana Nut Bread

Who would have thought bananas and walnuts will make such a heavenly combination. Well they do when combined to make this delicious, soft and moist bread.  Bananas turn very sweet when they are over riped. This bread recipe captures this. So now you know what to do with the last few bananas left uneaten. The nuts add a texture of crunchiness in the bread which makes it all the more yummy. The bread can be eaten not only at breakfast but is also good enough to be served as dessert after meals.

Prep time: 30 min
Bake time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 30 min
Yield: 4 servings
Utensils: 9 inch loaf pan, oven, mixing bowls, beater, spoon.

Salt: 1/4 tsp
Baking soda: 1 tsp
Sugars: 1 c
Ripe bananas – crushed: 3 to 5
Eggs: 2
Softened butter: 1/2 c
All-purpose flour: 2 c
Chopped walnuts: 1/2 c


  • 1

    Prepare the loaf pan first. Grease it lightly so that the batter does not stick to the bottom and sides. Pour in some flour and shake the pan to spread the flour around. This helps in getting the bread out smoothly and neatly.

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees so that it is warm when you put in the bread to bake.

  • 2

    Take a large mixing bowl. Add to it the flour, baking soda, walnuts, sugar and salt. Sift all these together really well. Now mash up the ripe bananas. Add these to the mixing bowl.  Beat the eggs in another small mixing bowl till they are frothy. Add them to the large mixing bowl.

  • 3

    Soften up the butter in a pan and add it to the mixture you made above. Stir everything together to make a smooth bread batter. Pour the batter neatly into the baking pan you greased and floured earlier.

  • 4

    Bake the bread for an hour. Check if baked well by inserting a tooth pick in the middle of the bread. If it comes out neatly, your bread is ready. Let it cool in the pan for ten minutes before shifting to a wire rack.

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