Friday, January 20, 2012

Banana Nut Bread

Hey all

I am back after a long break...recently went through my blog, and realised its been close to two years since I posted a recipe! What happened, you ask? Long story short - somewhere down the road, i got a bit lazy..anyways, will try and blog more often in the coming months...

I've been wanting to post this recipe for quite some time now...ingredients are simple and the bread is very easy to prepare. A quick and easy snack for one and all!


2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar or granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped
2 ripe large bananas, mashed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter (or spray with a non stick vegetable spray) the bottom and sides of a loaf pan. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 2/3 cup of pecans.

In a medium bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, yogurt, and vanilla. With a spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients until just combined and the batter is thick and chunky. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup of pecans over the top of the batter. Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, mine took about 40 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 1 loaf
Serves 6