I had some bananas that were turning super brown on me. I figured, it was time to make a banana loaf. As I was searching for a classic and very simple banana nut loaf recipe, I couldn't find one...Needless to say, I didn't have one. So, that was a bummer. I decided to whip up a loaf and see where it takes me.
I made it, not only is it your basic banana nut loaf, but it is amazingly delicious. It doesn't taste oily or buttery, it has just right amount of sweetness and nutty in every bite.
If nuts aren't your thing, you can totally swap it out for chocolate chips or just let the banana shine.
This will be my go-to recipes for sure!
I am OBSESSED.
1 ⅔ all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp kosher salt
¾ cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk
3 large ripened bananas, mashed
½ cup chopped walnuts *optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the room temperature butter and sugar until combined, then add the eggs and vanilla extract.
Start pouring in the flour mixture and milk in batches until all combined.
Fold in the mashed bananas and walnuts and pour into the baking pan.
Bake for about 70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.