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Banana Nut Bread

Posted by Annita on March 30, 2007

Another way to finish off ,ripened bananas in your pantry.This recipe is taken from Williams Sonoma quick breads section,which is recommended to me by my friend.I’ve tried it 3 times by now,and it never failed for me.This is really moist and delicious,and has a cake like texture with occasional broken nuts to munch on.Try it out and you’ll surely fall in love with it.

Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread


All purpose flour – 2 cups
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Freshly grated nutmeg (Jaathikka)- 1 tsp
Coarsly chopped walnuts – 3/4 cup
Unsalted butter kept at room temperature – 6tbsp (3/4 stick)
Sugar -1 cup
Ripe bananas mashed coarsly – 1 and 1/2 cups
Eggs at room temperature,beaten lightly – 3
Buttermilk (Moru)- 1/2 cup


Preheat an oven to 350 F.Grease and lightly flour a 9 * 5 inch loaf pan.Take a bowl and mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and nuts.Keep it aside.

In another bowl,beat together butter and sugar on a medium speed ,until creamy for about a minute.Add bananas and egg into it and beat until soft.Add buttermilk and beat until they are just combined.Now add the flour mixture and beat it lightly.The batter should be slightly lumpy.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 55 to 60 minutes,or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.Let the bread rest in the pan for about 5 minutes and then turn it into a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

For storage,wrap the bread tightly in a plastic wrap and store at room temperature overnite ,or it can be kept in a refrigerator for uptp 5 days.

Recipe Source :- Willams – Sonoma Collection Series


15 Responses to “Banana Nut Bread”

  1. seema said

    Ripened bananas are always a problem to solve isn’t it. More recipes are always welcome. Love the bread. Looks fluffy and moist.

  2. RP said

    This is the only “one” way I finish off the over ripened bananas, otherwise they would be in trash. I use a similar recipe from cooking for engineers. No buttermilk in it though. And vanilla instead of nutmeg. Next time I will try nutmeg.
    I can’t see any nuts in yours?

  3. mp said

    My brother made it a couple of times, without eggs. I think otherwise the recipe was exactly the same. We didn’t have a loaf pan, so he used an 8″x8″x2″ baking pan. It was perfect.

  4. PR said

    Hi Anita

    This banana bread looks very good and delicious. Can we make this without eggs as i dont eat eggs. Can u suggest me.
    thank you

  5. TGS said

    Hi Anita,

    Wow recipe looks good & delicious.. I will give the recipe to my mother to cook as i have never baked any bread. But tell me is egg is necessary to bake bread… can’t we bake without egss… we are pure vegetarian…

    Please Anita do reply…

  6. shaheen said

    where is the icing Anita? how come a simple bread this time?just kidding. i love banana bread with walnuts.:)

  7. Lera said

    Wow! That’s a bread I would give a 10/10 .Annita,you’ve made it to perfection.

    Thanks a lot,Lera…

  8. Jo said

    I am going to try this out.

  9. Bindu said

    hi Annita!
    Hope you are doing well. I tried this recipe of yours with slight variations, like adding cashewnut and raisins and little cinnamon powder too..and it came out well. thankyou for the reecipe.

    That’ll be good..Isn’t this an easy recipe,Bindu..howz ur kids?

  10. Jocelyn said

    Hi Annita

    You are right..extremely moist and delicious!! and yes we’ve definitely fallen in love with it :)))


  11. biji said

    urs a wonderful site.though i was gng thru the site for a while didnt get a chance to try out ur dishes..but today i made ur banana bread it came out well n really yummy,.am on a dieting spree but cudnt stop munching the cake thru out the eve..but am lil doubtful as to whether this`is a cake or a husband cud call it only a cake n me too cant think of this as a bread.have i gone wrong in making ur recipe ?
    gud .uck n thanks once again tastes like a cake only..
    But this is actually a quick bread recipe only,Biji..You can call it a kinda sweet bread…:))

  12. Vanessa said

    Hi Annita,

    I tried out your Banana Nut Bread and it was awesome. Out of this world. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. God Bless.


  13. Vanessa said

    Pls tru this recipe. Pudding Recipe.

    Grate 1 coconut and extract the milk. Then soak 6 slices of Britannia bread, add crushed cake (any type of cake i.e. 1 small bar), cashewnuts coarsely powdered (3 tbsp), raisins (1 tbsp), 2 eggs beaten, 2 tsp vanilla essence, 3 tbps sugar, 1 tbsp butter. Soak everything nicely.

    In a separate vessel, brown the sugar nicely. Once the sugar is brown, add the above mixture into the brown sugar.

    Add 1 1 /4 cup water in the cooker. Put the cooker stand and place the pudding vessel inside. Keep the gas on high for 3 whistles and after the 3 whistles, keep it on low flame for 40 mins then again keep it on high for 2 whistles and then switch off the gas.

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  14. geetha said

    hi, oru samsayam… what kinda banana do we use for this? naatile ethapazham ano atho, plaintain ano? i am tired of reading recipes and watching youtube videos to find it out… wil you pls clarify…

    Its not plantains or ethappazham…its just the plain bananas.i used local chiquita bananas available here or u can use any bananas like palayankodan,njalipoovan,poovan etc.Hope this helps

  15. beena said

    tasted this at one of my friends place just loved it.thanks 4 the recipe but one question, can i bake this in a microwave?

    I think you can do it…but adjust the timings and temperature accordingly..I’m not sure abt it…

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