Thursday, October 9, 2008

Banana Walnut Bread

  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 large, ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan.
  2. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let cool and then chop coarsely.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nuts. Set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
  5. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. Don't over-mix.
  6. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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