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.

Banana Bread with Walnuts
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 loaf

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

  • 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

  • cup chopped walnuts

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

  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 (per serving)

213 Calories
9g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
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.