Banana Walnut Bread

The perfect combination of nutty banana goodness with a sweet hint of cinnamon and sugar; moist, perfect for breakfast, and positively scrumptious.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, semi-melted
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, about 3 medium bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shelled walnuts, chopped¹
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, sprinkle on top
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, sprinkle on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease bread pan with vegetable shortening or butter. Sprinkle in flour and shake around to evenly cover bread pan. Tap out excess flour. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, mix butter, eggs, sugar, and bananas until blended.
  4. Add flours, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder; mix until blended. Fold in walnuts if desired.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Set aside.
  6. Pour batter into bread pan. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture on top.
  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow bread to cool in pan for about 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat & Enjoy!
Notes

Banana Walnut Bread should be stored in an airtight container; will keep 5+ days.

¹ Optional: Walnuts can be omitted or substituted with your favorite nut.