Yummy Banana Walnut Loaf...

Yummy Banana Walnut Loaf...

I hate bananas. Detest them! Something about their smell makes me wanna gag. :(
That being said, the hubby n kids just ADORE bananas. Even my fussy eater happily munches on a sweet, ripe banana. Sigh! So when I think of all the potassium and benefits associated with them, I relent.
This Banana Walnut loaf is a cinch to prepare. It's also a good way to use up over-ripe bananas (that are stink-bombing your otherwise pristine kitchen!!!!).

Yummy Banana Walnut Loaf...I hate bananas. Detest them! Something about their smell makes me wanna gag. :( That being said, the hubby n kids just ADORE bananas. Even my fussy eater happily munches on a sweet, ripe banana. Sigh! So when I think of all the potassium and benefits associated with them, I relent. This Banana Walnu...

Summary

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  • Coursedessert
  • Cuisineenglish
  • Yield10 servings 10 serving
  • Cooking Time1 hour, 30 minutesPT1H30M
  • Total Time1 hour, 30 minutesPT1H30M

Ingredients

All purpose flour
2 cups
Baking soda
1 teaspoon
Salt
1/4 teaspoon
Egg
1 number
Granulated sugar
1 1/8 cups
Vegetable oil
1/2 cup
Buttermilk
2 tablespoons
Vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon
Ripe bananas
3 numbers
Walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup
Walnuts, whole
1/3 cup

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan and dust with flour.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Mix egg, sugar and oil till well combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and when combined, add the buttermilk, vanilla and mashed bananas. Mix well.
  5. Fold 1/2 cup chopped walnuts into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Decorate with the remaining whole walnuts.
  7. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool the loaf in the tin for 10 minutes, then invert out onto a rack and cool further.
  9. Serve warm. Can be stored in air-tight containers for up to 5 days.

You can add spices such as ground cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg for added flavor.

Walnuts can be substituted with pecans too.