Tuesday, March 2, 2010


When I learned how to bake, the first thing I made from scratch is banana-walnut bread. I often make it now to salvage over ripe bananas. The recipe from http://www.foodnetwork.com/ is so good. The banana bread turned out yummy and moist.


1 1/4 c unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine salt
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup sugar
3 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed with a fork
1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces

  1. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl, set aside
  2. Whisk the eggs and vanilla together.
  3. Lightly brush a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with butter.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Gradually pour the egg mixture into the butter, mixing until incorporated.
  7. Add the bananas, the mixture will appear to be curdled.
  8. With a rubber spatula, mix in the flour mixture. Fold in the nuts.
  9. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  10. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  11. Turn the bread out of the pan and let cool completely on the rack.
  12. Wrap in plastic wrap. Best if served the next day.


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