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Walnut Banana Bread Recipe
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Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas I bake 200 loaves of bread.—Douglas Jennings, Ottawa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 207 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and milk. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Walnut Banana Bread in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 207 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"This banana bread was so delicious. I must use gluten free flour so I was looking for a recipe that was a little lighter. It came out consistency of a regular banana bread so it worked. It tasted great. I will make this again. The recipe states to cook until a toothpick comes out clean. I cooked it 10 minuets extra and the toothpick never came out clean. I would recommend that you cook it no longer than recommended even if it does not pass the toothpick test. Even though mine was over cooked it still tasted great!"

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Very dry, disappointing"

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I really loved this bread. I left out the walnuts and I used three bananas in it. I think it turned out moist and delicious!"

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"I used our slightly over-ripe bananas and this recipe was fantastic!"

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Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"This recipe is just excellent. The only thing I did different was to add about 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Don't know why I did it but it really was delicious. Would never use my old recipe again!"

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