Banana Nut Loaf

August 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

We’re a bit obsessed with bananas here, and this past weekend bought way too many. So as they’re ripening faster than we can eat them, we decided to bake them in a cake. My mom is a great improviser in the kitchen, and it doesn’t always translate well in the oven. But, these banana cake loaves were excellent. This recipe is very easy to make, based on her much loved walnut cake –the recipe of which is written down nowhere, except maybe tattooed on the inside of her brain somewhere– and follows below.

Banana Nut Loaf
makes 4 small loaves

4 small ripe bananas (or 3 large ripe bananas)
2 tbsps melted butter
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1 & 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add all the wet ingredients (butter, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar), and mix well with a large fork until smooth. Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt). Continue mixing the batter until smooth. Fold in the walnuts. Pour the batter into four 6×4 (or two 9×5 pans) loaf pans and bake for 25-30 minutes.


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