Banana Bread

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Banana bread is a perfect afternoon snack with a cup of coffee. Nothing beats a moist and flavorful banana bread with walnuts and almond flakes!

banana bread with walnuts and almonds on top

I love the scent of this classic bread when it’s freshly baked. My husband is not a big fan of bananas but this bread is a different story. When he knows that a loaf is sitting on the table, it will make him come back for more slices all day long.

sliced banana bread on top of a board

I had this recipe for as long as I can remember. When I usually baked this for stay-at-home weekends. There’s no need to call out to the family to get a slice. Once they get a whiff of the fresh-out-of-the-oven scent, they come running to the table! Haha. If you have over ripe bananas this is a must make recipe! It’s moist, easy to make and delicious.

loaf of bread on top of table

Why is it so good?

This healthy banana loaf is best for snack or breakfast. It’s moist, dense and full of flavor. This recipe is a keeper and I’m sure your family will love it as much as we do!

How to make Banana Bread

To make this insanely delicious and moist bread, you’ll need the following:

  • Preheat the oven to 374°F (190°C).
  • Peel and place the three bananas in a bowl. Using a fork, mash the bananas. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, sift 2 cups all-purpose flour then add salt and baking soda. Mix well to incorporate. Set aside
  • Grease a 4×8-inch loaf pan with butter and set aside. Crush walnuts using a knife and transfer in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Take the mashed bananas and add two eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add milk and sugar then whisk well.
  • Take the all-purpose flour mix (dry ingredients) and tip it in the mashed bananas. Stir and mix with a rubber spatula until no traces of flour is left. Add some walnuts into the batter and leave some for toppings.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and flatten with a spatula. Add some more walnuts and almond flakes on top.
  • Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 55 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean..
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving. Slice with a bread knife and serve. Bon Appetit!
sliced bread from loaf

Tips for Banana Bread.

  • For best result, use over-ripe bananas. Why? They are easier to mash (so that they incorporate more smoothly into the batter), sweeter (more starch has converted to sugar), and more aromatic when over-ripe. Although you can still have a good end product using fully ripe bananas.
  • Using oil instead of butter makes the banana bread more moist but it’s entirely up to you.

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Banana Bread

This healthy banana bread is best for snack or breakfast. It’s moist, dense and full of flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Filipino, International
Keyword: banana, banana bread, banana bread recipe, bread rolls, loaf
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Mia

Ingredients

  • 4 over-ripe bananas or fully-ripe
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnuts optional
  • 3 tbsp almond flakes optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 374°F (190°C).
  • Peel and place the three bananas in a bowl. Using a fork, mash the bananas. Set aside.
    mashing bananas with a fork
  • In another bowl, sift 2 cups all-purpose flour then add salt and baking soda. Mix well to incorporate. Set aside
    flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl
  • Grease a 4×8-inch loaf pan with butter and set aside. Crush walnuts using a knife and transfer in a bowl. Set aside.
    grease pan with butter
  • Take the mashed bananas and add two eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add milk and sugar then whisk well.
    adding eggs into the mashed bananas
  • Take the all-purpose flour mix (dry ingredients) and tip it in the mashed bananas. Stir and mix with a rubber spatula until no traces of flour is left. Add some walnuts into the batter and leave some for toppings.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and flatten with a spatula. Add some more walnuts and almond flakes on top.
    batter in loaf pan
  • Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 55 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean..
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving. Slice with a bread knife and serve. Bon Appetit!

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Notes

  1. Baking time may differ depending on the oven.
  2. To make it a nut-free bread, just remove walnuts and almonds in the ingredients.

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2 Comments

    1. Author

      Hi Sheenam,
      Thank you for your comment! I totally agree! A good banana bread is the best! À la prochaine!

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