Banana Walnut Bread

What do you do when you’re stuck at home in sub zero weather and have some ripe bananas on hand? Bake some delicious Banana walnut bread! Although I’m not much of a baker but this recipe from miacooks.com seemed simple enough to give it a try. I must say for a first time baker, the bread came out really nice and had a moist cake like texture as advertised in the recipe.

 

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The original recipe called for cinnamon which I substituted for equal amounts of cocoa as I am not a fan of cinnamon. Also, I skipped the step to pat turbinado sugar on the greased loaf pan as I didn’t have any at home but will definitely try it next time coz its supposed to give the bread a crunchy caramel like crust. I think brown sugar would be a good substitute for the same!

Finally its time to sit back and dig into this delicious fruit of my labour with a hot cuppa coffee. It will go just as well paired with some salted caramel ice cream. Sharing the recipe below, do try it out and let me know how it turned out for you!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs at room temperature

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. To a large mixing bowl add, 1/3 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2/3 cups white sugar, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp cocoa powder
  3. Combine and set aside
  4. To another mixing bowl, add 3 very ripe bananas and mash well with a fork (consistency almost like a paste with small lumps)
  5. Add 5 tablespoons softened and unsalted butter and 2 room temperature eggs
  6. Combine with a fork, mashing up the butter as you go
  7. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well with a spatula
  8. To a greased loaf pan, pat turbinado sugar on all sides liberally (I skipped this step but you can do it)
  9. Pour batter into pan
  10. Shake to distribute evenly and pat on counter to remove any air bubbles
  11. Bake for 40-50 min (test with a toothpick around 40 min and if comes out cleanly, remove)
  12. Let cool on a wire rack and then enjoy 🙂

 

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