Brown sugar banana walnut bread

    1 hour 15 min

    Deliciously sweet banana bread with plenty of vanilla flavour. The walnuts add a lovely texture.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 115g butter, softened
    • 145g soft brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • 250g plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a small loaf tin.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in vanilla and banana. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
    3. Blend the banana mixture into the flour mixture; stir just to combine. Fold in walnuts. Pour mixture into prepared loaf tin.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean.

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    Superb. Like others, I always sprinkle brown sugar on top. One thing I'd note to anyone making a banana bread for the first time: Trust your instincts! Bananas vary, so if yours aren't very sweet, add more sugar. If yours are especially moist, add a bit of extra flour (the finished dough should be like a thick muffin batter). This recipe is forgiving enough to work even without these alterations, but a sense of adventure really helps take it up a notch.  -  07 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    For probably 40 years I have made a banana bread with a recipe I got from a wonderful home ec teacher which included sour cream. Since I didn't have sour cream, I made this recipe. This is good, but more cake-like...not nearly as rich or dense as my old favorite banana bread which I will continue to make. The sour cream must be what makes the difference!  -  27 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely delicious! It was my first banana nut bread, and it was easy and turned out perfect. I used three bananas and about 1 1/2 cups walnuts, and I had to bake it a little longer, about 1hour and 20 minutes. I will definitely make this again! Big plus: no need for fancy ingredients, I could make it with what I had at home.  -  11 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)