Banana Nut Bread Recipes

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Homemade banana bread with lots of nuts makes for a delicious treat. Use up those over ripe bananas and add walnuts for a healthy loaf.


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Great way to use those ripe bananas to have for delicious loaves later! I also love to have them in the freezer to give individuals or couples (since I make small loaves) or as a small thank you gesture. Homemade is always appreciated!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes-60 minutes

Yield: 2 regular loaves or 4 smaller loaves


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or your favorite nut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour 2 full size or 4 small loaf pans (I used 5 but they could have been fuller with four pans).
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  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, then mix in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. In a second bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt and stir to mix.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mix.
  6. In the emptied second bowl I mashed my bananas to save clean up time.
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  8. My mixture got pretty thick and so I used one clean hand to mix. Note: I now only use one hand since murphy's law means I will need to grab a phone or utensil with the other one as soon as I plunge both hands in!
  9. I added 1/2 cup of walnuts and mixed. Then I added the mashed bananas and it loosened up. Next time I would probably add the banana mash first for easier mixing.
  10. Spoon your mix into your pans and bake for 45-60 minutes, testing with a toothpick.
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  12. A really good recipe. I added butter to the hot slices in the last picture... but not necessary. I just couldn't wait any longer!
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August 19, 2005

When I make this recipe for us, I cut the recipe in half and I either make 1 loaf, or approximately 10 muffins.

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