Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Banana Nut Bread

Fresh baked Banana Nut Bread for breakfast.
I keep buying bananas, and we keep forgetting to eat them. Once they get soft, they go begging.

Last week I had three large ones beyond their shelf life. I decided to mash and freeze them for future baking. Today I thawed the prepared bananas and made fresh baked Banana Nut Bread. Here’s the recipe I used from my favourite Fannie Farmer Cookbook.

Organizing the ingredients.
Banana Nut Bread


3 ripe bananas, well mashed
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups flour
¾ cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup chopped walnuts

Thawed frozen bananas to mix with eggs.

If you don't have frozen mashed bananas, mash them fresh with a fork. Beat the eggs in a bowl then add the bananas. Mix well.

Add flour, sugar, salt and baking soda and stir. Blend in the chopped nuts (I used pecans because I prefer their flavour).

Grease an 8½ X 4½ loaf pan. Pour batter (it will be runny) into the pan.

Pour the batter into a loaf pan to bake.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or until the top is brown with a crack running down the middle.

Wayne and I enjoy a sweet breakfast bread to go with our coffee in the morning. This loaf will last us for several days.

We enjoy warmed slices with butter. It's also tasty for lunch sandwiches with cream cheese and late night snacks.

Do you make Banana Nut Bread? How do you like to eat it? -- Margy


  1. That's from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook? I have that book! It was my grandmothers. I rarely make banana bread because Dan never fails to eat the bananas!

    1. Yes, I got the paperback version when we first got our float cabin in 2001. It's the most comprehensive cookbook I have and my go-to for most cooking. - Margy

  2. Margy - sorry to hear your housebound at the moment, but if you have this bread to wake up, it can't be all bad! We make Banana Nut muffins rather than bread. I like to warm them up, split them down the middle and pop in some butter. Yum! On a special occasion, I might crumble one over ice cream ...

    1. Thank you, I'm getting better every day. The muffin idea sounds great. Much easier to grab and go. - Margy

  3. Love banana bread, but we tend to eat all the bananas before they get to the cooking stage.

    1. We are just the opposite so buy two at a time. Even then one can get over-ripe before we go to eat it. Since it takes three bananas to make a loaf of bread, I've started mashing and freezing them one at a time until I get enough. - Margy

  4. ...banana bread is one of my FAVORITES!!!

    1. The best I ever had was at a small roadside stand next to a dirt road leading to a beach in Mexico. A great memory. - Margy


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy