My first attempt at making Banana Nut Bread was a success! I love eating Banana Nut Bread and occasionally thought about making some myself. But I’ve always talked myself out of making it because I feel overwhelmed and never thought I could make it as delicious as others.
I finally decided to just do it!
This is the recipe I followed, Moist Banana Bread Recipe (VIDEO) – NatashasKitchen.com. I enjoyed making Banan Nut Bread for the first time, this recipe was super easy to follow and I love that there is a video that helped me along. I was unsure how my family would like it because they have never been fans of Banana Nut Bread, but to my surprise, they enjoyed it just as much as I did! She has everything covered, this recipe includes substitutions for a healthier banana bread, and how to ripen bananas if you need to!
First, I gathered all my bowls, baking pan measuring cup, and my ingredients:
flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, softened butter, eggs, and of course very ripe bananas. Adding walnuts and raisins is optional but adds great taste and texture, turning it into a banana nut bread.
Next, I start measuring and mixing! I didn’t add raisins because I know my family doesn’t care for them. I did add walnuts, I wasn’t too sure how they would react to the walnuts because we don’t eat them very often.
In a mixing bowl, cream together 8 Tbsp softened butter and 3/4 cup sugar (or honey if using honey).
Mash bananas with a fork until the consistency of chunky applesauce and add them to the batter along with 2 eggs, mixing until blended.
In a separate bowl, whisk together: 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of salt then add to the batter.
Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and mix in chopped walnuts and raisins. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350˚F for 55-60 min or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let banana bread rest for 10 min before transferring it to a wire rack to cool.