Introduction: Nutty Banana Bread
Hello! This is the best banana bread recipe you will ever find! :) It's super easy to make and tastes delicious! Without further adieu, on to the recipe!
Step 1: Ingredients
For this banana bread, you will need:
2 c. all-purpose flour
¾ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. kosher salt
1 c. sugar
½ c. canola oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
½ c. buttermilk (If you don't have any, mix a 1/2 cup of milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice)
3 medium bananas
½ c. walnuts or pecans
(NOTE: I doubled this recipe when I made it in the photo. The listed ingredients are for one loaf. I made two)
Step 2: Dry Ingredients
PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until well combined.
Step 3: Wet Ingredients
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well combined. This mixture should resemble slush on a cold winter's day.
Step 4: Banana Time!
Put all the bananas in a small bowl and mash them with a fork. This is a great way to get kids involved, because it's a simple and safe step that will make them feel included.
Step 5: Making the Batter
Alternate adding about a third of each buttermilk and dry ingredients, mixing well with a spatula after each addition. When adding in the buttermilk, be cautious when mixing; you don't want it to splash!
Step 6: It's Called BANANA Bread!
After the wet and dry are combined, add the bananas and gently fold them in. Mix until well combined.
Step 7: Baking
In either a non-stick loaf pan or a greased one, pour the batter (REMEMBER: I doubled the recipe). Add the nuts on top (I pre-roasted mine for about 10 minutes before popping them on. I like them a little on the burned side. Omit if you don't want them burned. Or, just don't put nuts if you have allergies!)
Step 8: Final Product
After bout 45-55 minutes of baking, test it with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, you're done! Remove from the oven, cool for 5 minutes in the pan, and then take them out using an offset spatula. Let cool, and enjoy!