Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Banana Walnut Bread/Cake

recipe adapted from here

1 cup granulated sugar 
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 
2 large eggs 
3 ripe bananas 
2 tablespoon milk 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 cup toasted walnuts
1 tsp sugar + 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon for sprinkling

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
  5. Add walnuts to batter and mix
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan.  Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mix and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  7. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.
  8. Enjoy the moist, flavorful and nutty bread/cake!

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