banana walnut bread

This is my last post for 2015!

And it has been a great year! I have cooked and baked so many things, many of which I had never done before which means I have learnt a lot. And that is always good right? :)

To finish off the year, I am sharing a simple recipe – banana bread!

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Banana breads are great to bake because they are so easy – you don’t even need any elaborate equipment. All you need are a bowl and a wooden spoon or spatula. Plus, banana breads are always moist and delicious and they keep well too! 

This time, I added walnuts to the bread. I am not a fan of nuts but I know many people who are, so I am always happy to add nuts to my bakes. Having said that, banana and walnuts do go very well together. The complement each other pretty well, so one flavor does not overshadow the other.

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This bread is is easy to put together my little 3.5-year-old did most of the work. If you have kids and want to bake with them, this is a good recipe to try out!

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And here’s how to make this yummy loaf.

In a bowl, add melted butter to the sugar. I prefer using brown sugar when I make banana bread because brown sugar has more flavor but you can also use caster sugar if you wish. 

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Mix with a spatula until blended. The sugar will not completely dissolve – that is okay. Into this, add the eggs, one at a time and mix until blended.

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The mixture will look different as the egg emulsifies.

Add the mashed banana and stir to mix.

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Add vanilla extract. Stir until combined.

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Add the chopped walnuts. Mix.

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Finally fold in the dry ingredients until just mixed. Do not over mix!

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Pour the batter into a lined and lightly greased 9×13-inch loaf pan.

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Bake at 170°C for about 50-55 minutes, or until an inserted skewer emerges cleanly.

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Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack (remove the lining) and cool completely.

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That’s it!

With this post, I bid everyone a Happy New Year! Stay healthy and happy, and cook and/or bake more in 2016! :)

Banana Walnut Bread
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large eggs
  2. 4 large bananas, mashed
  3. 125g unsalted butter, melted
  4. 175g plain flour
  5. 150g sugar - I used brown sugar
  6. 2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  8. ½ teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 60g walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add melted butter to the sugar. I prefer using brown sugar when I make banana bread because brown sugar has more flavor but you can also use caster sugar if you wish.
  2. Mix with a spatula until blended. The sugar will not completely dissolve – that is okay. Into this, add the eggs, one at a time and mix until blended. The mixture will look different as the egg emulsifies.
  3. Add the mashed banana and stir to mix.
  4. Add vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
  5. Add the chopped walnuts. Mix.
  6. Finally fold in the dry ingredients until just mixed. Do not over mix!
  7. Pour the batter into a lined and lightly greased 9×13-inch loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 170°C for about 50-55 minutes, or until an inserted skewer emerges cleanly.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack (remove the lining) and cool completely.
Adapted from How To Be A Domestic Goddess
Adapted from How To Be A Domestic Goddess
The Domestic Goddess Wannabe http://thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/

I am linking this to Cook & Celebrate hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe!

Have you cooked or baked something for Christmas? If so do share your creations with us! Please note that your post has to be a current post (ie, posted in the month of December 2015) and remember to link it back to us: Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from GoodyFoodies and Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe. Happy cooking and baking folks!

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