I can still remember my mom making banana nut bread before school and we would wake up so excited because it was a change from the normal cereal or toast. The smell filled the house and when we were done she would wrap a slice for our lunch boxes. I don’t make it often but when I do I always hope it turns out as good as the bread my mom makes.
- 3 very ripe bananas mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a medium bowl or stand mixer combine bananas, eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and mix. Stir in walnuts.
Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and pour batter into the loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean).
Allow the loaf to cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
With the smell of banana bread making its way through the house I promise the loaf won’t last long.