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Banana Bread with Walnuts

Makes: 16 servings
Serving size: 1 slice Yield: 1 loaf
Prep 25 mins Stand  overnight Bake 350°F 55 mins Cool 10 mins
Banana Bread with Walnuts
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 2  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2  cups  mashed banana (4 to 5 medium)
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1/2  cup  cooking oil or melted butter
  • 1/4  cup  chopped walnuts
  • 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 loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, mashed bananas, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan. If desired, sprinkle Streusel-Nut Topping over batter.

3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean (if necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning). Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. 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  cup  chopped walnuts
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 chopped walnuts.

Nutrition Facts (Banana Bread with Walnuts)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 213,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 26,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 32,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 16,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 108,
  • Potassium (mg) 140,
  • calcium (mg) 17,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Other Carb () 1,
  • Fat () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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