Learn how to make banana nut bread.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 bananas, mashed
1 cup plus 1/4 cup crushed walnuts, toasted and cooled
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a nine-inch loaf pan, grease with butter then dust with flour. Tap out excess flour. In a medium bowl, sift flours, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter on medium high speed. Beat in brown sugar and vanilla. Add egg and mix until thoroughly combined. On low speed, alternate between adding flour mixture (in 1/2-cup increments) and mashed banana. Mix until thoroughly combined, scraping sides of the bowl as necessary. Add one cup walnuts and mix until just combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan, smooth out the top, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts. Bake for one hour or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the middle comes out free of crumbs. Cool bread in the pan for 20 minutes, then turn bread out onto a cooling rack. When completely cool, wrap the loaf in plastic wrap.
Makes one nine-inch loaf.
- Desserts, Breads