Banana Nut Bread Recipe

AuthorSteve Nubie
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This is a classic batter bread recipe that uses over-ripe bananas to create a creamy texture and a burst of banana flavor. Like most batter breads this recipe calls for the use of baking soda and baking powder instead of yeast. The bread rises as it bakes. We’re going to use the Pizza dough setting for this bread because we’re going to finish it in the oven, and batter breads don’t need the rising cycle in the bread machine that you would get with the standard dough setting.

This bread makes a great dessert and also goes great with tea at tea-time or with coffee at breakfast. Kids love the soft and creamy texture and it’s wonderful with a small pat of soft butter. Like all batter breads you won’t see the traditional dough ball in the bread machine, but rather a batter like consistency. That’s okay and to be expected.

INGREDIENTS:
 1/2 cup buttermilk (room temperature)
 2/3 cup unsalted butter, 1/2 inch pieces (room temperature)
 2 eggs (room temperature)
 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (The perfect bananas for this bread are slightly overripe, but not brown.)
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 1/3 cups sugar
 2 2/3 cups unbleached flour
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 3/4 cups chopped walnuts

 

DIRECTIONS:
1

Put all of the ingredients into the bread machine in the order indicated. Reserve the nuts and either add them at the beep towards the end of the mixing/kneading cycle or add them to a fruit and nut hopper if your machine has one.

2

Preheat the oven to 375° F./ 190° C.

3

Rub butter across a bread pan and pour the batter into the pan.

4

Bake for 45 minutes up to one hour until a toothpick or skewer can be inserted into the center of the bread and comes out dry.

5

When done let the bread rest in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove and serve.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
 1/2 cup buttermilk (room temperature)
 2/3 cup unsalted butter, 1/2 inch pieces (room temperature)
 2 eggs (room temperature)
 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (The perfect bananas for this bread are slightly overripe, but not brown.)
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 1/3 cups sugar
 2 2/3 cups unbleached flour
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 3/4 cups chopped walnuts

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
1

Put all of the ingredients into the bread machine in the order indicated. Reserve the nuts and either add them at the beep towards the end of the mixing/kneading cycle or add them to a fruit and nut hopper if your machine has one.

2

Preheat the oven to 375° F./ 190° C.

3

Rub butter across a bread pan and pour the batter into the pan.

4

Bake for 45 minutes up to one hour until a toothpick or skewer can be inserted into the center of the bread and comes out dry.

5

When done let the bread rest in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove and serve.

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Steve Nubie

Steve Nubie has been writing professionally for 38 years. He is a Chef and has traveled across Asia and Europe studying language, culture and cuisine. He instructs culinary classes in the Culinary School at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and has written extensively on cuisine, cooking, diet and nutrition. He is a published author of 10 books including a cookbook and continues to write on subjects related to culinary trends.

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2 Comments
  1. Reply
    Judy March 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    For this recipe is it all purpose unbleached flour or can you use bread flower I have the judycooks essentials bread machine

    • Reply
      Admin March 15, 2018 at 7:35 am

      Bread flour has more gluten. All-purpose flour has less. Both should work well with this recipe but bread flour will give you a better rise.

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