Banana Nut Bread

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 25 min

Yield:
12 slices
Level:
Intermediate

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 5 large bananas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecan or walnut halves
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 1/2 by 5 1/2-inch loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Reserve.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, food processor, or blender, add eggs, butter, buttermilk, lemon juice, bananas, sugar, and salt.

Mix or blend until smooth. Slowly add dry ingredients. Fold in nuts. Pour batter into pan and bake 1 hour and 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


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    It was amazing and my whole family loved it! I added a bit of vanilla extract and honey because every one said it needed more sugar. I also chopped the nuts up finer and glazed it with butter, honey, cinnamon sugar mixture and popped it back in the over for an extra minute or two. I just split the mixture into two loaves and left them out on the counter and covered them with a clean towel (but I live in Florida so the humidity may have helped). Hope this helps :) It's delicious.
    I love this recipe so much that I just had to find it again online. I used this about 5 years ago, and would never use another. Definately need to use the very ripe bananas. I have a great tip though. Whenever you have left over bananas and don't want to throw away, just peel them, cut them into 1 inch pieces and store in sandwich bags in the freezer until you have enough to make the recipe.
    I like this recipe. I made it for my kids and for work. Had good reviews from them all. I used splenda and sugar mix at it was fine. Made my own buttermilk from reduced fat milk and a little vinagar. Will definately do it again.
    To those who had problems with mush in the middle, a tip I got from my Aunt, I had the same problem, and it wasnt' this recepie, which tells me it was me, she told me I was using banana's that weren't ripe enough, I guess they dont cook good or something,
    I was looking for a good banana bread recipe this one is great. Followed the instructions the only change was the time. For my oven one hour and fiftheen mintes was more than enough.
    I've tried this recipe 4 times and still the middle is always mush. I've tried metal and glass pans, still mush.
     

     
    This last time I left it in for over 2 hours and the middle still was mush and the outside was black.
     

     
    I'm gonna try the recipe on the back of the bag of flour, now that I've wasted 2 dozen bananas and a bunch of walnuts.
    I have made this recipe dozens of times, always in four mini loaf pans, and always freeze three of the four loaves. I often add chocolate chips and omit the nuts -- and store in the fridge so the chocolate does not get mushy. I also often substitute 1/2 cup of flax seed for the wheat flour -- it makes it really dense, but still good. My three-year-olds eat this for breakfast every morning and love it!
    I LOVE banana nut bread but what i couldn't figure out is why when i put the tooth pick in the bread to check it it never seemed to be done? any suggestions. i had it sit in the oven for almost a half hour longer and still not really finished in the middle. it seems to be fine and everything but ive made 2 and still cant figure it out? thank you
    Great recipe!! I tweaked the recipe just a little bit, to take out some of the fat. I replaced the 5tbsp of butter with 6tblsp of applesauce, and added chobani vanilla yogurt in place of the buttermilk.Lastly I only used wheat flour. The result, a very moist bread, I will definately make this again!!
    My first time to ever make banana nut bread. My husband thought it was awesome! Keep in mind, he is a an extremely picky eater!
    I loved this recipe. I have been trying to find the perfect recipe for this and this is it for me. The recipes that I used in the past were just too dense. This one is very moist. I did add another 1/4 cup sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla . This is a keeper.
    This recipe was so easy and quick. The results were even better. Great flavor, very moist and just the right amount of sugar. I highly recommend this recipe and will be sharing it with friends.
    The first time I made this it tasted like something was missing. The next time I made this I added some vanilla and a little nutmeg. It turned out fantastic. I split up the batter into 4 mini loaf pans to cut down on baking time. The bread turned out very moist.
    Hello My name is Tamera and I am enjoying the recipes on food net work as well as the television shows. I would like to know where would I find whole wheat flour, no one seems to know in the groc. store. I was thinking on the cooking isle.
    Love this recipe! Added 1 tsp vanilla, an extra banana and subbed a half bag of butterscotch chips for the nuts (son's allergic). Cooked in 5 mini loaf pans for about 40 minutes and they came out absolutely fantastic.
    I really picked this bread because of the whole weat flour and 5 bananas, and was a little worried since there were so many others with 5 stars (this one only had 4). I'm so glad I chose this one! It was fantastic. I've never made banana bread before and I'm so impressed it turned out so well. I took some of the other suggestions and added another 1/4 cup sugar and split the batch into two loaves. I'd recommend doing that to get a nice moist bread with a light brown crust.
    We first made this when we had too many bananas sitting around, about a year ago. I wasn't optimistic but chose the healthier recipe for the sake of my jeans :) it turned out surprisingly delicious and moist, and was devoured by my roommates in 24 hours. My trick to better consistency of the bread is to do 5 mini loaves instead of a large loaf, spraying and flouring each little disposable aluminum pan. You have to shorten the bake time, but i can't remember by how much exactly. just keep an eye on it and check it for done-ness with a toothpick, but they end up more moist and evenly cooked with less burning on the top. i'm going to try them as muffins next. bag of bananas in the kitchen right now.
    A little dense, which is to be expected with whole wheat flour and FIVE bananas. I used some vanilla extract and left out the lemon juice (was saving it for another recipe). Upped the sugar 1/4 cup as suggested by other posters. Overall, good flavor.. felt like a little something was missing, though. Not sure what.. ?
    I have made this recipe since February 2002 when I first saw it made on TV. Everyone who has tasted it has enjoyed it and cannot tell that I have reduced the fat and sugar. Enjoy!
    I love this recipe, although my dad is allergic to nuts ( which I replaced with chocolate chips), my whole house smells fantastic.
    Mine turned out very heavy and not very sweet. I feel it definately needs more sugar. It didn't appear to get done at bottom of loaf. I don't know what happened.
     
    Not the best banana nut bread I've ever had.
    Easy to do though not as sweet or moist as would have liked.
    I fixed the recepe last week and it came out great. I thought that with the wheat flour in it that it would not have much flavor, but it really did. It was also, very moist. The only thing that I would probably do differently is add an extra banana.
    ihave been raising money for a charity so i decided to make this bread. It was a big hit. I made two batches, selling each slice for a dollar. they were both sold within an hour!
     
    i did however add and extra 1/4 cup of sugar to each batch. i am making another batch tonight!
    This recipe is really easy and tastes great. Just enough banana flavor.
    This is my favorite banana bread recipe. I use ground oatmeal instead of the wheat flour. When I buy the buttermilk, I measure it out and freeze it so it is easier to have on hand when I want to bake.
    It made a very good bread. I would sugest adding more sugar. I put 1 and 1/4 cups of sugar and it was perfect.
    I used this recipe to make banana nut bread and it came out very good. It is moist and has a good banana flavor.
    I made this cake last night for Thanksgiving. First off, I am not a "baker", but got bit by the holiday bug! It was so easy to make (thanks to Paula). My mom was there with me when I baked it and it came out so good that she is going to bake one today!!
    I doubled the amount of sugar, nad it still needed more for my liking. All in all a very good recipe.
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