Banana Walnut Loaf

I hate to see good bananas go to waste. There are probably about a 101 ways in which you could use an over ripe banana my favourite has got to a Banana Loaf… add a few walnuts to the mix and I’m in loaf heaven.

I feel the use of brown sugar in this recipe makes all the difference to the taste.

Prep time 15mins. Cook Appox 1 hour. 


1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup Butter ( 113 grams)

3/4 cup Brown sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 eggs beaten

3/4 over ripe bananas chopped into slices.

1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. lightly grease a 9×5 loaf tin and line with grease proof paper.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and sliced bananas to the creamed butter and sugar, and beat until well mixed. Ensure that there are no big lumps of banana.
  • Add all the dry ingredients to the banana mix and stir well until well incorporated. Ensure that you scrap the batter from the sides of the bowl and from the bottom to ensure all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin, level it out and sprinkle the chopped walnuts on the top, giving them a light press into the batter with your fingers.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 -60 mins, until the toothpick inserted into the centre  of the loaf comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack

This loaf can be enjoyed toasted or as it is as an afternoon treat with a cup of coffee or tea.

Please do let us know how you get on and also if you did anything different to change the recipe to suit your taste.

Happy Baking x


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