Banana Bread

A banana nut bread recipe is a scrumptious way to use up overripe bananas. Here, a prep time of just 25 minutes makes this a wonderfully easy banana bread recipe.

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Yields: 1 loaf (16 slices)
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Bake: 55 mins 350°F
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Banana Bread
Ingredients
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
eggs, beaten
1 1/2
cups mashed banana (5 medium)
1
cup sugar
1/2
cup cooking oil or melted butter or margarine
1/4
1
recipe Streusel-Nut Topping (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch or two 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). If desired, sprinkle Streusel Topping over batter.
  3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes for 9x5x3-inch pan or 40 to 45 minutes for 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean (if necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning). Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.
  4. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).
Streusel-Nut Topping
Ingredients
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons butter
1/3
Directions
  1. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts.
Nutrition Facts (Banana Bread)
    Per serving:
  • 215 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 27 mg chol.,
  • 122 mg sodium,
  • 32 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 18 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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