Ok - this is one of those cancel what you have planned and get to the kitchen recipes. You need to make this because it is easy, quick, delicious and your kitchen smells amazing for hours. When I saw my bananas were close to their best by date - I planned to make banana muffins. I set out my ingredients to make muffins, but somewhere between laying everything out and putting it together, it morphed into a banana bread that has become a favorite around these part. It is so rich, all you need a little fruit preserve or butter and you are good to go.
What you need
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup of walnut
- 1 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 3 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup of cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
Coat your baking dish with butter (or cooking spray) and flour (make sure to shake out excess flour once you pan is coated).
Melt butter and set aside to cool down. Coarsely chop walnut and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and chopped walnuts. In a seperate bowl, mash two bananas and set aside. In a third bowl, combine eggs, cream and vanilla extract and whisk together.
combine egg mixture into the dry ingredients; fold the mashed banana into the mixture. then add in the melted butter. Use a spatula to mix it together.
dice up the last banana and lightly fold it into your batter [this is an optional step because I like the chunks of banana in my batter - You can mash this banana in with the other two if you are not a fan of banana chunks]
Tip. I use a spatula or fork to mix my batter. This limits over mixing which can make the bread rubbery which you don't want.
Let your batter rest for 7 to 10 minutes and pour batter into you bread pan. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Once it is baked, let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes before slicing it up.
makes 1 loaf (9*5*3)