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The Best Banana Nut Bread

The Best Banana Nut Bread

The best banana nut bread made with over-ripened bananas and chopped walnuts. It's moist and perfect for using up older bananas.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 2 -9"x5" Loafs
Author: Tiffany


  • 5 Over-Ripened Bananas
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 3 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 300° F. Grease two 9"x5" loaf pans and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mash bananas and eggs until they reach a smooth consistency with very few lumps.
  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, cream sugar and shortening. Add in vanilla extract and banana/egg mixture. Mix well. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together and slowly blend into batter.
  • Chop walnuts into small pieces and blend into batter. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes. Be careful not to over bake. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the thickest part of the loaf and if it comes out clean it is done.

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Calories: 291 kcalCarbohydrates: 41 gProtein: 4 gFat: 13 gSaturated Fat: 4 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8 gCholesterol: 36 mgSodium: 182 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 24 g