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.


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.