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Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 207 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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GerAmerFoodie User ID: 6871208 244238
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"The same recipe my Mom used in the 50's. Basic and delicious!"

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copperftg User ID: 7309516 242920
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"This is my "GO TO" banana bread recipe. I double and freeze one. Estimating a dozen times I've made this. Excellent every time!"

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demccoy User ID: 4553404 242116
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"I have made this twice now. The first time I followed the recipe exactly as written. The second time I added a teaspoon of vanilla. Great recipe and everyone loved it!"

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Emilienne User ID: 8430419 237464
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"My family loves this bread. Easy to make and great flavor."

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debpenns User ID: 5553562 235176
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"I made this for the family! they loved it!!"

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KittensSC User ID: 8546501 233233
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"Made a loaf this weekend! My littles, husband, and house guests absolutely loved it!"

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 228788
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"I recall preparing this recipe when it was first featured in Taste of Home. I made adjustments to the recipe with the following ingredients: 1/8 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. I used 1 tsp. salt for this recipe. I adjusted the amount of vanilla extract to 1 tsp. for more flavor. I greased and floured my loaf pans used and used a 325o F. oven. I got 1 to 2 loaves on the 8-1/2x4-1/2" loaf pans and 2 to 3 loaves on the 7-1/2 x 3-1/2" loaf pans. I'd baked my breads 45 to 50 minutes with the 7" loaves and 50 to 55 minutes at least on the 8" loaves-I used my trusty cake tester to determine when loaves were done-cake tester should come out clean when inserted near center! delowenstein"

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PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 223595
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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123caroldeon User ID: 7109981 220940
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Very dry, disappointing"

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 215531
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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ooh! User ID: 5628505 29293
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

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

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mkluth User ID: 7463199 51257
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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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 45724
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"This is my new favorite banana bread recipe. It turned out very moist. I sprinkled the walnuts just on the top."

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kpossible18 User ID: 6350571 35300
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"i made this recipe for my boyfriend and his co workers they loved it!! i minused the walnuts and added pecans and maraschino cherries came out great!!"

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rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 45717
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"I substituted coconut flour for regular flour to make this gluten free. Always make sure to add xanthan gum when using gluten free flours."

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winterrain User ID: 2980620 204123
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"I love this recipe! My husband does not eat bananas but loves this and repeatedly asks for it. I use 1/2 cup sugar and add 4 bananas. It comes out so moist and full of flavor."

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kristaphus User ID: 6163025 35299
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"Good taste, but very dry."

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slimzsister User ID: 4647402 84893
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"This recipe was fantastic--very moist and flavorful. However, I added a teaspoon of vanilla the second time around. We preferred it with the additional vanilla."

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wausaucook User ID: 6223995 204122
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"made this several times, recipe always turns out great"

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foxey83 User ID: 5411417 51245
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"wow great recipe,it's a keeper....."

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Diego's Grandma User ID: 5880623 35298
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"YUM from the whole family. Quick to make and I've always got these ingredients on hand. I'll make this again!"

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 29854
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"This is a great banana bread recipe. Definitely worth making!

~ Theresa"

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rockingcyn User ID: 5762612 76866
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"We double the recipe and it comes perfect every time."

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brey_lynn User ID: 1649555 45716
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Easy and delicious!"

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mom210 User ID: 3542575 29852
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"The bread came out dry. I might try it again just to see if the results are better. It was easy to make with ingredients that most everyone will have on hand."

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foxey83 User ID: 5411417 78196
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"great recipe made 3 this week..."

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misssixx User ID: 3683409 30813
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"Yup this was good and easy :)"

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zehrtz User ID: 2480632 29851
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"Great recipe - wouldn't change a thing!"

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veedwa9 User ID: 5354053 29849
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"Great recipe quick and delious,No changes needed"

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