Banana-Walnut Mini Loaves Recipe

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Banana-Walnut Mini Loaves Recipe
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Banana-Walnut Mini Loaves Recipe

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We have many walnut trees in Pennsylvania. You have to collect and crack a lot of nuts for a pound of meat—but oh how good the baked goods taste!—Lee Sauers, Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped black walnuts
  • CINNAMON SPREAD:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas.
Combine the flour, cardamom, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to banana mixture just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
Pour into six greased 4-1/2x2-1/2x1-1/2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a small bowl, combine the spread ingredients. Serve with bread. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6 loaves (4 slices each) and 1 cup spread.
Originally published as Banana-Walnut Mini Loaves in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p89

Nutritional Facts

2 slices with 4 teaspoons spread: 169 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped black walnuts
  • CINNAMON SPREAD:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas.
  2. Combine the flour, cardamom, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to banana mixture just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  3. Pour into six greased 4-1/2x2-1/2x1-1/2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the spread ingredients. Serve with bread. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6 loaves (4 slices each) and 1 cup spread.
Originally published as Banana-Walnut Mini Loaves in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p89

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vgniaz User ID: 3434532 67489
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

"Marian08 - Relax and don't be so negative. Relax, some of us enjoy hearing other options to try. Read between the lines, we are saying we enjoyed the recipe as is, but also enjoyed it this way too. Free yourself...Think outside the box. Life is too short to let a recipe review "annoy"you. Don't sweat the small stuff."

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vgniaz User ID: 3434532 163840
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

"I added mini chocolate chips and everyone went crazy!"

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cindikg User ID: 1320241 149412
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"I've made this recipe twice now and my family eats it up! It was moist and flavorful. I added chocolate chips to some of the batter and that was great, also."

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tukan User ID: 6381015 149343
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"loved it!!!!thank you!"

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SandraHammons User ID: 6879199 76098
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"The bread is rather heavy. I used English walnuts, otherwise, the recipe is the same. I will not make this particular recipe again. Maybe it is the cardamon."

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SandraHammons User ID: 6879199 163193
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"I am in the process of making this recipe. Cardamon is very expensive. I bit the bullet and bought a 1.75 oz bottle for $12. You can be sure I will store it properly and use it in more recipes!"

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Laino User ID: 56273 163181
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"It is so annoying when people who have not tried a recipe give it a rating, especially 5 stars."

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DJCOLLINS1122 User ID: 238253 118958
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"Although I haven't tried this, it is almost exactly like the one I make. I don't usually use cardamom, however, so anxious to try that. I did this review to respond to Coquies' comment; the recipe does call for black walnuts...."

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Coquies User ID: 6690734 95667
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"Should say BLACK Walnuts are to be used."

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fredaevans User ID: 6360805 165181
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"MAKE MORE! The 'secret' to this Luscious Loaf is the Cardamon. Killer with whipped cream cheese."

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