Easy Banana-Nut Bread (Recipe)

The best, easiest, and fastest banana-nut bread recipe you’ll ever need, courtesy of The Joy of Cooking via Hudson Valley Senior Editor, Polly Sparling


Polly’s Quick Banana Bread

(from “The Joy of Cooking” by Irma S. Rombauer)

Note: All ingredients should be room temperature

Mix together thoroughly:

  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

In another bowl, blend on high speed 2-3 minutes (until lightened in color and texture):

  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 5⅓ Tbsp butter

Mix flour mixture with butter/sugar until the texture resembles brown sugar. Gradually add:

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

Fold in just until combined:

  • 2-3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnut pieces (plus extra for the top)

Bake in a buttered loaf pan at 350°F for about 45-50 minutes (or until the sides pull away from the pan, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean). Let rest about 5 minutes in the pan, then invert on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

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