Banana Bread with Walnuts Use up a bunch of overripe bananas in this moist banana bread recipe. This banana-nut bread is studded with walnuts and topped with a brown sugar streusel. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 21, 2018 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 25 mins Stand Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 55 mins Cool Time: 10 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 1 loaf Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½ cup mashed banana (4 to 5 medium) 1 cup sugar ½ cup cooking oil or melted butter ¼ cup chopped walnuts 1 recipe Streusel-Nut Topping (optional) Streusel-Nut Topping ¼ cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon butter ⅓ cup chopped walnuts Directions 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. 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. 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 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 213 Calories 9g Fat 32g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 213 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 26mg 9% Sodium 108mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Total Sugars 16g Protein 3g Vitamin C 2.4mg 12% Calcium 17.2mg 1% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 140mg 3% Folate, total 40.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.