Monday, June 27, 2011

Banana Walnut Bread

My DH loves Banana Nut bread, which we get from our local bakery. It is one of the few sweets that he likes very much, quoting he is not much of a sweet-tooth person. I was planning to bake one for him and was searching for a really soft, bakery-style banana nut quick-bread recipe. I was very happy when I made this best, moist and melt-in-the-mouth bread.


Ingredients:
Adapted from here
All purpose flour/Maida - 2 cups
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Walnuts - toasted and chopped - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup or 1 stick - softened (room temperature)
Sugar - 1 cup
Light brown sugar - 1/4 cup (can replace with regular sugar if desired)
Eggs - 2 (room temperature)
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Ripe Bananas - 3 large -  approx 1 cup - mashed
Buttermilk - 1 cup

Method:
Preheat the oven to 325 F/160 C. Grease a 9"x5" loaf pan. Place the walnuts in a baking sheet and toast for 10 mins. Allow it to cool and chop coarsely. Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt with a sieve or whisk. Cream sugar, brown sugar and butter until the sugar melts. Add the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition. Add mashed bananas, vanilla and mix well. Add flour and buttermilk alternatively mixing well after each addition. Do not overmix. Add the chopped nuts and fold with a spatula. Pour the mixture to the loaf pan and bake for 1 hr 15 mins to 1 hr 20 mins. Every oven is different so keep an eye after 1 hr. Cool in a wire rack when done. Slice up and enjoy for breakfast or a quick snack with tea.



Sending this to Healing Foods - Banana event by Siri hosted by me for this month and to Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday event by Aipi & Priya.


Also sending this to Nivedita's Celebrate Sweets event..




Sending this to ABC series - B for Banana event by Ramya.


Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight hosted by Nupur of UK-Rasoi, for the month of April 2012.

42 comments:

  1. Looks so beautifully baked and filled with flavors... Love the flavor of banana together with the nutty crunch...

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  2. wow this is great and healthy way of having bread..looks delicious :)

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  3. Wow...looks so perfect,love the nutty bite :) delicious cake...good one krithi !!!

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  4. It looks spectacularly delicious Krithi! I would Love a warm slice of that with tea or for breakfast! I am preparing to make a zucchini bread either today or tomorrow with my home-grown beauties :)

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  5. wow, looks great, so soft n delicious..perfectly baked..

    Ongoing Event at Good Food:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  6. Soft and delicious,love the combo and flavor.

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  7. super moist banana cake.love the texture.bookmarking it.
    Vegie / Fruit a month - Orange

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  8. Looks soft & moist..Perfect baking

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  9. I love banana bread.s. but unfortunately hubby is allergic to banana.. so no banana goodies are made at home :)
    Thank for dropping by my dumpling post. You can store the wrapper dough like we store the roti dough for a few days. I havent tried it though.
    The rolled out wrappers kept between parchment paper or cornstarch dusting keep well in the fridge for a couple of days, and frozen for longer.
    Hope this helps!

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  10. That is one bread recipe, I am going to bookmark. Thanks for linking it to the bookmarked event, but wanted to mention dear that the post has to be posted on a Tuesday and you have posted it on Monday, but if it is Tuesday in your part of the world, it is fine, let me know.

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  11. Wonderful bake,bread luks so perfect and delicious...

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  12. WOW ..Krithi, Looks amazing and spectacular output..How i wish to have to a slice of that awesome loaf..Chance aey illa ponga

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  13. wow.. looks so perfect and tempting , that I feel like grabbing it from the pic....yum yum

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  14. wow perfectly baked bread looks so soft and wonderful !!

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  15. Love this flavorful moist cake....

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  16. Banana walnut bread looks so soft and inviting. Could almost touch the bread from the monitor.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  17. Perfect bake. Loved the texture and the color.

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  18. This nutty banana bread would surely have been a treat to you guys...looks awesome..

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  19. So Nutty. I am yet to bake a bread. Wish me luck.

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  20. Yummy n perfectly baked...luved the texture of the cake.

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  21. krithi, this is sucha fab bake- so well done ! nice

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  22. Wow, Bread looks moist and inviting! Super good :)

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  23. super soft and moist bread, i love the banana flavour in muffins and bread

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  24. Bread looks super prefect,moist and truly awesome!

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  25. The bread looks so moist & fab dear!!! I love banan flavor in any baked dishes...esp bread..This one is a keeper dear!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. Banana bread is one of my favorite baked goodies..that looks perfect, moist and full of flavor..love to have a slice of this now..

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  27. Lovely texture and the bread look just perfect!

    Lite Bite

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  28. That looks so perfect!! Great texture and yummy flavor!!

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  29. looks soft and delicious..nice presentation..

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  30. This is our family fav ~ makes for a great homemade breakfast!Nicely done n presented.
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
    US Masala

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  31. A perfectly baked bread! Ideal for breakfast or evening snack!

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  32. Delicious and perfect bread:)

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  33. I'm loving this banana season, and this recipe is sure to be bookmarked! :)

    Anjali
    Spice n Sugar Tales
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com

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  34. Lovely pics... Love the nutty flavor and a healthy combination..
    Bhalo Khabo

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  35. Looks so beautiful. I have a hole in my tummy. Will make this real soon.

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  36. I've been bookmarking so many banana recipes lately but I didn't get the time to try even a single one. This post is a sweet reminder. Your bread looks moist and delicious. I'd love to bite into a slice!

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  37. ur bread is perfectly done...i love banana in baking. thanks for linking to my event.

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