Banana Bread / Banana Nut Bread / Moist Banana Cake / Walnut banana cake / Walnut Banana Bread
|1¾ cup||All purpose flour|
|1 cup||Sugar (brown or white)|
|1 tsp||Baking powder|
|¼ tsp||Baking soda|
|1 tsp||Vanilla extract|
|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.
Recipe source: allrecipes.com