Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread Recipe is a classic quick bread recipe that is very easy to make.

Bananas are packed with potassium. That is why banana bread are well-loved recipes not only because they are best served as snack and as breakfast, but also for the health benefits bananas give.

Banana Nut Bread Recipes are classified as quick breads recipes because they are literally quick and easy to make. You will only need two bowls, one for the dry ingredients and another for the wet ingredients. Nuts are also great source of protein and essential vitamins. There are many varieties of nuts.

It is up to you which kind you want to use for making banana nut bread recipes. But usually walnuts, pecans or cashews are popular choices. Try one or two banana nut bread and maybe you will be surprised that it will be a family favorite. The type of banana that is commonly used is the ripe and yellow variety.

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

This will yield three small loaves that weighs about 225 grams each loaf. This is also a sweeter kind of banana nut bread. Since cake flour is used, this recipe is lighter and moist.

For the ingredients, you will need:
60 grams unsalted butter
60 grams granulated sugar
70 grams brown sugar
1 large egg
180 grams ripe bananas
200 grams cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
55 ml buttermilk
65 grams chopped walnuts

Follow the simple steps below for making this banana nut bread recipe:
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cream the butter and both the sugars in bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, until light, fluffy and pale. Add in the egg, the mash the bananas and add to the mixture.
3. Sift the flour with the baking powder and baking soda. Add in the salt and the ground cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and alternately pour in the buttermilk, ending with the dry ingredients. Fold in the walnuts.
4. Divide the batter equally between three greased and lined loaf pans (5x4x1 ½)
5. Bake until light brown for approximately 15 to 25 minutes.
6. Let cool on wire racks. When cool enough to handle, remove from pans.
7. You have the option to garnish the bread with dusted powdered sugar and freshly sliced bananas.

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Banana Nut Bread Recipes with Sour Cream

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Prepare Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Banana Nut Breads with sour cream, and with dried dates – these other two recipes has added sour cream to seal in more moisture, thus having a moist bread. For added texture, dried dates are included. There are also more eggs so that it will yield more airy and fluffier bread.

Here are the ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups granulated
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 eggs
2 cups mashed bananas
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of sour cream

The method of preparation is as follows:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Grease and line two medium sized loaf pans.
3. In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and pale. Add in the eggs, one at a time and mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla, lemon juice, bananas, and sour cream.
4. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Fold in the dry ingredients and wet ingredients. Make sure not to over mix the batter. Over mixing will result to a hard and dry healthy banana bread.
5. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick that inserted in the middle comes out clean.

You can also bake this on lined muffin pans. For easier handling and consumption especially for children. You can also top them with whipped cream.
Banana Nut Bread Recipe with Sour Cream

Banana Nut Bread Recipe with Dried Dates

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Prepare Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

The ingredients are the following:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chopped dried dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Here are the directions to make this recipe:
1. Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine the butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla and mashed bananas.
3. In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and carefully stir in the wet ingredients.
4. Mix in the dates and pecans or walnuts.
5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Banana Nut Bread Recipe with Dried Dates

Enjoy a banana bread with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Or you can also serve this with banana pudding recipe. Banana breads are best eaten warm. You can also prolong their shelf-life by placing them in a chiller or freezer. They can last for up to 2 weeks if stored properly in a freezer. Thaw your banana bread before re heating in a microwave.

I hope that you will find at least one banana nut bread recipe that will add to your list of must-do during weekends. Happy baking!

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