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Walnut Banana Bread

Indulge in the delightful experience of baking walnut banana bread, a cherished homemade classic that combines the rich, comforting flavors of ripe bananas and hearty walnuts. This recipe promises a moist, tender loaf with the perfect balance of sweetness and a delightful crunch from the nuts. The natural sweetness of ripe bananas not only adds a lovely flavor but also offers a boost of essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Potassium, in particular, may support heart health and help maintain proper blood pressure levels. Vitamin B6 may help improve brain function and the nervous system, while vitamin C may strengthen the immune system and aid in the absorption of iron. Incorporating walnuts into this banana bread not only enhances the taste but also introduces a nutritious element. Walnuts are a great source of healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, which may be beneficial for heart health. Additionally, walnuts provide protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They may contribute to brain health, support weight management, and offer antioxidants that may help combat oxidative stress in the body. Enjoying a slice of this walnut banana bread not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides a delightful array of health benefits, making it a wholesome treat suitable for any time of day.

  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


  • 3 bananas, ripe, smashed
  •  cup butter melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and combine the mashed bananas with softened butter, using a wooden spoon. Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla into the mixture. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt evenly over the concoction and blend them in. Finally, add the flour as the last ingredient, mixing just enough to ensure thorough blending without overworking the batter, as any lumps will naturally dissipate during baking.
  3. Mix in the chopped walnuts into the batter, ensuring an even distribution throughout.
  4. Grease a loaf pan measuring 4×8 inches. Place parchment paper at the bottom of the pan and grease the parchment paper as well. Pour the prepared batter into the pan, then bake for a duration of 1 hour. 
  5. Allow the baked loaf to cool before removing it from the pan and slicing it for serving.


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Recipe reviewed by Annie Tsang, RD.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg

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