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


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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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