Post on Life After Laundry contain affiliate links. These links are there for your convenience. They do not effect the cost for you, but provides a small commission, which helps keep the creative content coming!
Did you ever put a food into the “I don’t like” category, only to have it made the right way and discover you love it? This was the case with Banana Nut Bread.
I had tried it so many times in the past, and decided I didn’t like it because it was DRY. I remember trying it on several occasions during my childhood, and all I remember was is didn’t have a lot of flavor and was hard to choke down.
But, then one day, I had this incredibly moist, delicious banana nut bread and realized it’s all in the recipe. I now very firmly believe that if there is a food I don’t like, it’s just because I haven’t had it prepared the right way. For example the right way to fix carrots is in Carrot Cake, right? I’m just joking, but seriously if you have written off Banana Nut Bread give it one more try, this recipe won’t let you down.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 1/2 cups all- purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Spray loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda
- In a large bowl, mix together butter, bananas, both sugars, eggs and vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture into your wet ingredients and mix until just combined **Do Not Over Mix**
- Fold in Walnuts
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean.(If the top starts to brown too quickly, tent foil over top)
- Cool in the pan for 15 minutes (this is why I said almost clean because it does cook slightly after you take it out)
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
Is there anything better than the smell of banana nut bread out of the oven? Or anything worse than waiting for it to cool?
so funny that you didn’t like it because you thought it was dry. I always hated it because I thought it was too mushy. I have grown to like it though.
It is funny how those childhood impressions stick with us for a while though.
Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage
I love banana bread–it must be done right, though, and made with real fat (no apple sauce, please!). My favorite way is with completely pulverized bananas, so they’re almost liquid. That helps spread the moist goodness.
Starr, that is exactly what I do. I mash the bananas to pieces in the melted butter.
Banana bread is always a tricky one with me. I have to be in the right mood for it. I never make it at home but in the right moment will scarf some down especially with a cup of coffee.
I am not sure why or if anyone else is this way the salt and sugar only say 1/2. 1/2 of what?
So sorry about that, Sarah. The recipe is fixed now.
I can’t get to the recipe to make it. I love making this for my family. Help?
I’m so sorry Kendra, I was having some issues with my website. It should be fixed now.