Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut Bread


This is a really simple family banana cake that uses few ingredients and it is delicious.


  • 2 cups (300grams/ 10.6Oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 (8 tablespoons) cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup (200grams/ 7Oz) of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (3-4 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (75grams/ 2.6Oz) chopped nuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan then in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in two eggs one at a time, scraping the sides.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas then add in the milk and the vanilla extract.
  4. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and banana mixture into the egg mixture then fold in the nuts.
  5. Pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes (70minutes) or until a wooden pick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool 10 minutes in the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.