Banana Nut Bread


Oh how January and quick breads just go together.

There’s nothing like baking a little bread on a cold winter’s day, right?  And this recipe right here is not only really simple, but it’s so moist and delicious that I know your family will love it.  Now, I used walnuts in my recipe but you could substitute with pecans or…if your family isn’t into nuts, you can omit them entirely.  You could even go wild and add it a cup of chocolate or butterscotch chips too.  I’m telling you…this is one of those recipes you’ll make time and time again.

Enjoy!

This recipe makes one loaf of bread.

Shopping List
1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
5 ripe bananas, coarsely mashed
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1½ cups of lightly toasted walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray (I used Pam) one standard loaf pan.
Cream butter, 2 of the bananas and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer.
Beat in the eggs.  Then beat in the remaining 3 bananas and sweetened condensed milk.  Do not over-mix the batter.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon with a fork or whisk.  
Fold the banana mixture into the bowl with your dry ingredients.  Do not over-mix!  Stir in your toasted walnuts.
Pour batter into your prepared pan.
Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Remove pan from oven and let bread rest in the pan about 45 minutes.  After that, flip bread out onto a serving plate.
Slice bread and enjoy.
I’m telling you, it will be love at first bite.
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  • Mandy Lee January 6, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I have to be dairy free at the moment in order to be able to nurse my son…. I have a non dairy substitute for the butter here but do you think I could substitute a non dairy milk in for the sweetened condensed milk? I know it would be runnier than the condensed milk. Maybe a can of coconut milk?

  • Narci January 6, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Yum!! Definitely making this soon!! Looks delicious!!

  • meigancam01 January 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    sounds delicious.!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Mysavinggrace January 7, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Yum! Can't wait to try this with sweet condensed milk. Sound delish!

  • Mom's the Word January 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    little embarrassed to ask…but when it says "stick" of butter, what is the gram amount? sorry.. i dont bake much , lol. I love banana bread and wanna get this one right. thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      It's 8 oz, so that's about 226 grams. Enjoy!

  • ashleythurston January 16, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I have evaporated milk…can I use that in place of condensed

    • Mix and Match Mama January 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      You can but it just won't be as sweet as the other.