Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread

Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread from 101 Cooking For TwoAn excellent old fashion banana nut bread that your grandmother would have made. Deep banana taste that is moist and nutty.

This is the tale of two bananas that were a little past their prime. Not rotten but just brown and softer than I usually like. So I looked far and wide for a recipe. I went to Cooks Illustrated but was rejected. They needed six bananas. What do they do, plan ahead or something? Others needed 4 bananas and lots of butter. I still only had two bananas and a family history of heart problems.

I really couldn’t find what I wanted. I just wanted old fashion banana bread. What was so hard about that? It called for our old favorite cookbook, 1972 edition of Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. Yep, I had just what I wanted and it came out great.

Rating

This was just great. Moist with great banana taste.

Notes: This is not one of those little brinks of banana bread. It had great rise. I did fudge up the baking powder a bit and that probably helped the rise. That is included in the recipe and is the only modification I made.

If you want that thinner loaf, split the batter into two loaf pans and decrease the baking time by a little.

Preheat the oven to 350 not convection. Grease and flour a loaf pan with a tablespoon of butter and little flour. Use two loaf pans if you want thin loafs.

Mash 2-3 over ripe bananas. In a large mixing bowl combine: 2 1/2 cup AP flour, 1 cup sugar, 4 t baking powder, 1 t salt, 3 T oil, 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 cup chopped walnuts.

Beat at medium speed with hand mixer for 1-2 minutes stopping occasionally to scrape sides to be sure to incorporate all the ingredients.

Transfer to the floured pan and bake for about one hour.

Remove from pan and cool on rack.

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Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 1 large loaf or 2 small

Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients

  • 2-3 over ripe bananas
  • 2 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 T oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 not convection. Grease and flour a loaf pan with a tablespoon of butter and little flour. Use two loaf pans if you want thin loafs.
  2. Mash 2-3 over ripe bananas.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine: 2 1/2 cup AP flour, 1 cup sugar, 4 t baking powder, 1 t salt, 3 T oil, 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 cup chopped walnuts.
  4. Beat at medium speed with hand mixer for 1-2 minutes stopping occasionally to scrape sides to be sure to incorporate all the ingredients.
  5. Transfer to the floured pan and bake for about one hour. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
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December 7 2013

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Everyone in my family except me loves this stuff. Every time a few bananas get past the ideal ripeness (rare, around here, they disappear first), I know Alexis will be baking up a batch. I think her recipe is from the old Better Homes and Gardens classic cookbook.

    I developed a hate for bananas during my intense cycling training in the 90s. I ate so many out of necessity that I can’t stand them anymore.

  2. says

    When I first received this book in 1979, I thought it was very old fashioned and cheesy!! After a few years I began to make the banana nut bread, much to the delight of the people I made it for. For years, I gave this bread as a gift in exchange for the good deeds of others. As time went by with a career and children, the habit faded away. Now, after overcoming a grave illness and the diagnosis of MS, I have re-kindled the practice. With the financial limitations of Disability payments, I am blessed to receive the kind acts of others. It is my small gesture of thanks!!

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing your story. This book holds so many treasures. This is just a wonderful bread and I’m sure the recipients of your gifts are grateful for the tasty thank you.

  4. Tammy says

    I made it exactly as written, and it had absolutely no banana flavor ( I even used 3 bananas). next time I will use 4 bananas and a box of instant banana pudding. i will also decrease the baking soda from 4 tsp to 3 tsps , as you can taste the powder. This is just my opinion, I like banana flavoring :) Loaf looked nice.

    • says

      I don’t do a banana bread until they are almost black. More taste that way. Also for a “heavy banana person” like you, check out that ATK recipe. They crammed 6 bananas into one loaf. I like banana but quit not that much.

      I’m the one that increase the baking soda. I can’t taste it ( but I’m believe some others may) and it gives a great extra lift and changes the texture some.

      Thanks for the comments.
      DrDan

  5. Rena says

    This recipe is delicious! Although my hubby looked at me weird when I asked him to bring the rake in so that I could cool my loaves. Kids loved it and adapted well to using whole wheat white flour. 5 out of 5!

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