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banana bread with walnuts

Banana Bread with Walnuts

This is simply the best recipe for the most moist, perfectly sweetened, and easy banana bread. I added walnuts to this recipe, but they are totally optional.  This recipe is so easy, you don’t even need a mixer – just mix everything with a big wooden spoon!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 257 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas , ripe, smashed
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix butter into the mashed bananas, using wooden spoon. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix just enough to blend the ingredients; do not over0mix, the lumps will work themselves out.

  3. Add chopped walnuts to the batter and mix them in to distribute evenly through the batter.

  4. Butter a 4×8 inch loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, butter the parchment paper too. Pour the batter in the pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

  5. Note: lining the bottom of the pan with parchment paper ensures that the bottom of the bread will not get stuck.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Simply Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread with Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.