Banana (Nut) Bread

Hands up if you have ever spent $2.95 a few times a week at Starbucks for a Banana Nut Bread! ME! OMG! ME!

I get how easy it is to just grab and go, picking up a warmed banana nut bread from Starbucks is JUST SO EASY!

What if I told you there is a simple recipe, that takes no more than 15 minutes to whip up (and 1 hour to bake) that can yield 8 servings? LOOK BELOW!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • 2 large eggs, ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of walnuts OR pecans
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts OR pecans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Create “wings” with parchment paper and put into a breadpan. Spray with vegetable oil. This will help you after the bread bakes – trust me! img_4311
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully combined, then the vanilla. img_4309
  4. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas. You can make it as creamy or chunky as you wish. Add the milk and the cinnamon. Mix well. IMG_4310.JPG
  5. In yet another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Into the butter, sugar, eggs mixture, add the banana mixture. Combine completely.
  7. Then, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Slowly stir in the 1 cup of nuts.Make sure not to overmix (it will create a dense bread).img_4312
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.IMG_4322.JPG
  9. On top of the mixture, sprinkle brown sugar and 1/4 cup of walnuts on top. IMG_4315.JPG
  10. Place in oven and bake for 60-65 minutes. IMG_4324.JPG
  11. Let cool. Remove from the bread the pan by lifting up both of the wings! Remember the wings??? So easy! ENJOY!

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