Irresistible Banana Walnut Bread: Homemade Goodness
Picture this: a kitchen filled with the warm, comforting aroma of freshly baked banana walnut bread. It’s a scene that brings back cherished memories, a familiar taste that’s like a hug from the inside out. Our recipe for Irresistible Banana Walnut Bread is the epitome of homemade goodness and a delightful way to use those overripe bananas sitting on your counter.
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Mash the ripe bananas in a bowl and add melted butter, vanilla extract, and both sugars. Mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients, mixing gently until just incorporated.
- Fold in the chopped walnuts, reserving a few for topping.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a loaf pan.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, top with the reserved walnuts, and bake for 50-60 minutes.
- Once a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, remove from the oven and let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
- Transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 delicious loaf
This Irresistible Banana Walnut Bread is a heartwarming treat that combines the sweetness of ripe bananas with the satisfying crunch of walnuts. The warm spices add depth to every bite, making it a perfect companion to your morning coffee or an indulgent snack in the afternoon.
Nutrition Information: Calories per serving – 240, Total Fat – 12g, Sodium – 180mg, Total Carbohydrates – 31g, Protein – 4g
Picture yourself savoring a slice of this moist and flavorful banana walnut bread. Each bite is a reminder that homemade creations carry not just the taste, but also the love and warmth of your kitchen. So, the next time those bananas on your counter turn a little too ripe, you know exactly what to do – whip up this irresistible treat and share the goodness with your loved ones!