Banana Walnut Bread


Simple bread / moist cake made with over ripe bananas and toasted walnuts.

Banana Bread / Banana Nut Bread / Moist Banana Cake / Walnut banana cake / Walnut Banana Bread

1 cup Walnuts
1¾ cup All purpose flour
1 cup Sugar (brown or white)
1 tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Baking soda
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 nos Eggs
3 nos Banana (ripe)
½ cup Butter (or 1 stick)


This recipe is quite simpls and involves less work and don’t even need an electric beater. All you need is the basic ingredients, wide bowl, spatula..of course an oven.

Step 1 : Preheat oven to 350F and keep it ready. Spread the walnuts in an oven proof tray and toast for 7 minutes. Keep an eye on them while toasting to avoid them getting too brown. Remove and cool. Reserve half of the walnuts for topping and chop the rest roughly. Melt the butter and cool. Keep a loaf pan ready all buttered or lined with parchment paper for baking. Mash the bananas using your hand removing all lumps.

Step 2 : Take a bowl, combine all purpose flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and finely chopped toasted walnuts.

Step 3 : Take a bowl, light beat the eggs with a whisk, add butter, vanilla and mashed bananas. Combine all these to make a thick batter.

Step 4 : Now slowly add the dry ingredients combined in step 2 to this wet batter. gently fold with a spatula until all well combined to make a chunky batter.

Step 5 : Pour this over the greased pan and top them with the remaining toasted walnuts and bake for about 55 to 60 minutes in the middle rack or until a toothpick or knife inserted comes out clean.

Step 6 : Once baked, cool it completely, slice and serve.


Yield: 1 loaf or 8 to 9 slices.

This bread will be good only for 3 to 4 days. Use of blight brown or dark sugar gives good flavour. Its also OK to use regular white sugar. Always use ripe medium sized bananas for this bread. 3 bananas should yield about 1 to 1 1/3 cup of mashed banana puree.

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20 comments to Banana Walnut Bread

  • Felicia

    Hi Mullai mam,
    Will u please post some sugarless cake recipes. thanks.

  • varshinigayathri

    hi mullai.. i have a doubt, which variety of banana we can use to make this cake so it wil be very tasty. varieties like poombalam, rastali, karpooravali,moris etc(tamil words)

  • Sangeetha

    Hi Mullai,
    i fond of starbucks banana walnut bread. i tried this cake. it came very well like starbucks cake.. :) . i am looking this site for long time..

  • rammyaraj

    Can I use Self Raising Flour instead of All Purpose Flour with baking soda and baking powder?

  • Ron

    Hi Mullai Akka, Tried this recipe. Asusual amazing :) :) Esplly wth walnuts (my fav.) it jst disappeared like anythng. Actually , I have a question for ask you akka.. After knowing that yeast would give us a good soft and fluffy rotis, I got into a habit of adding a tsp of yeast while preparing the dough for rotis. We make rotis every alternatve days. So my doubt is.. Is yeast good for health if consumed at regular basis??

    • Mullai

      Ron, I don't know whether yeast is good or bad but too much of anything is not that good for your health. Soft chappatis can be made using warm water really dont need the help of yeast. Your goal is to take healthy food so avoid taking too much of yeast. Thanks.

  • Ron

      Wow..Walnut..My fav. Akka. Vl try soon.

  • menu

    Very tasty recipe. Thanks.

  • gowri prasanna

    Dear Mullai,
    Thanks for your reply. I have a microwave at home…Can you pls post some recipes which can be done using a microwave… ? I have bought one few months back, and am longing to do something special using it….(especially cake and chicken recipes) : )


  • vijipurushoth

    Hi Mullai

    Very good receipe. Plz tell me how to do this receipe using microwave & the difference between baking soda & baking powder.


    • Mullai

      This recipe will not suit for microwave, you will need a conventional oven. BTW, pls do a search for the other question, it has been discussed many times.

  • gowri prasanna

    Hi Mullai,
    Can you pls tell me how to do this recipe using a microwave oven…? Looks very good and I feel like trying this at home for my hubby’s birthday next week and surprise him….pls help…

  • asni

    Hi Mullai,

    What is the difference between Baking Soda and Baking Powder.

  • krithiga

    i wont use egg in my that ok to ignore egg..

    • khyatianand

      You can find egg replacer which you can use everyplace egg is used…it is available in mother's food market….or you might find it any natural food store, it is the best alternative I found to egg! hope this helps… 

  • jayanthi


    I thought usually bread is made with yeast and if we add baking powder and baking soda, then its called cake..but its not so here in this recipe…any idea, why? Just wondering how this recipe will turn out if I add yeast instead of baking powder and soda…

  • matilda

    so tempting can’t wait to try thanks mullai for the wonderful recipe.

  • Sugi7

    Hi Mullai, Looks so tempting and very easy recipe to put together. Will try it soon!

  • geetha ramesh

    i have seen only the white sugar what about that dark colour sugar , where we can find.

  • poorni.gopi

    Hi Mullai,
    Very tasty recipe.

    Whats the difference between Baking soda & Baking Powder.

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