Banana Nut Bread

perfect afternoon pick-up

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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An egg-less banana nut bread that my daughter often makes. When you see bananas turning over-ripe, it is time to make this sure winner. A slice of the bread with a cup of coffee or tea is a perfect afternoon pick-up.

Guest Chef: Raji Venkatesan

Ingredients

  • Butter or butter substitute – 1/3 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Ripe bananas – 2
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Whole wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts and hazelnuts work well) – 1 cup

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar together by leaving out at room temperature for a few hours so that it gets soft. After creamed, add mashed bananas, baking soda, and flour. Mix well and stir in nuts.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Pour the batter prepared in step 1 into a greased loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until browned on top.

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