Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Walnut Banana Bread

I always find myself buying bananas because I think they're healthy, even though I don't really like them. Or rather, I only like them at that specific point of ripeness that comes just before they go off. Unsurprisingly, this leads to a lot of black bananas that are only good for baking. I've been looking for a long time for a good banana bread, and have been consistently disappointed. But just the other day I was browsing Culinaria Kitchen and found this recipe that looked like a perfect base to adapt to my own tastes.

Walnut Banana Bread:
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1/4 of a fresh grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cream margarine and sugars together, then mix in the remaining ingredients. Bake at 325F for 1 hour 15 minutes in 1 greased loaf tray, or 50 minutes in 3 small greased loaf trays. This was terrific, but might be made even better with the addition of a 1/4 cup of chopped dark chocolate.


  1. Looks great, Brooke.. did you like the B bread?

    Have a great weekend ;-)

  2. We just told someone that we love walnuts in our fruit bread. Those 'lil nuts sure know how to party!