- Preheat oven to 350℉. Begin by measuring and prepping all the ingredients for the bread.
- Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5-inch bread pan. Set aside.
- Mash bananas in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Sift or stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
Mixing Banana Nut Bread
- In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and gradually add sugar. Mix until light in color.
- Mix in the oil, applesauce, and yogurt or sour cream. (1/2 cup oil may be used in place of applesauce)
- Add mashed bananas and mix until well blended.
- Stir in the flour mixture.
- Fold in chopped nuts.
- Pour banana bread mixture into prepared bread pan and top with additional chopped nuts if desired. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Check the center of the bread to make sure the bread is done by inserting a toothpick into the bread. The toothpick should come out clean. If there is batter still stuck to the toothpick, bake an additional 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and set on a cooling rack. Allow cooling for 10 minutes. Carefully remove warm bread from the baking pan and allow to set on a wire rack until completely cool.
Banana Nut Bread
Whole wheat flour Banana Nut Bread. Loaded with nuts made and with a hint of yogurt
- 1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour (can sub with white flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup avocado oil or light flavored olive oil
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 3 1/2 bananas very ripe, mashed
- 2 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9 x 5-inch bread pan then set aside. Mash bananas and set aside. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and eggs together. Slowly add in the oil and continue beating. Add applesauce, mashed bananas, yogurt, and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture and fold in the nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes.
Banana Nut Bread High Altitude Conversion Recipe
(4,000-5,500 feet above sea eleven)
1 2/3 + 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup avocado oil or extra-light olive oil
1/4 cup applesauce
3 1/2 bananas, very ripe and mashed
2 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Lightly butter a 9 x 5-inch bread pan then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and eggs together. Add oil and applesauce continue beating. Add bananas, yogurt, and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture and fold in the nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes.
Previously published in 2010. Printabe recipe, nutrition, and photos have been added.
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While on a hunt looking for the many uses of sourdough starter, I came across this amazing Banana bread. Check out this recipe by The Clever Carrot for Ultimate Sourdough Banana Bread. I added a handful of nuts…because I LOVE nuts! The loaf rises and mounds to perfection. It’s a new favorite banana bread.
I want to try your recipe- However If I cut down on the sugar by 1/2 a cup, will that have any effect at all?
Janet Barton says
As a general rule, it’s best to start by reducing the sugar by 10% in a recipe. If you like the results, continue to reduce the sugar in the recipe until you reach a good texture. Reducing the sugar will affect the texture more than anything. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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The crust is fabulous, banana flavor is great, moisture is awesome! And I read it will be better tomorrow!! Amazing.
hi，Janet, I have just done it once again, worked perfectly this time! and this is my report in Chinese to you!
Hi, Janet, one bad and one good news, the bad thing is I forgot to convert the degree from Fahrenheit to Celsius…, the good thing is, it is still quite yummy…inside.;-)(I found it started to burn after 20 min so I turned it down). So I hope this will be my last time having a well grilled bread, but for sure I will have it from time to time for it is so simple and tasty to make!
HI, Janet, thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful recipes first, I am from Germany and like many recipes here very much. However, I really have problems when deciding how much is 1 cup of flour cause that is not at least a common unit in Germany, and it's also different for different types of flour as I searched online. So could you please post more details on the flour amount later? Danke schoen!
I'm on it. I can convert to weight if that would help. 1 cup flour = 133 grams. Will this help?
Here is a link to a conversion chart. http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/
Let me know if this helps. Thanks for trying my recipes and visiting my blog.
Ha, it is great that I can get such a quick reply! And I am right going to try it today, so it reaaaally helps!
I'm gonna tell you the trial report, too! besides, is it fine if I want to repost it somewhere with a link of your blog this recipe (in Chinese probably)? Like many people said, you are a great cooking book!
I would love to hear how your bread turns out with the conversions. You may post this on your blog with a link to me. Thank you so much for asking. Please let me know when you post it, so I can see your fabulous skills.
Kristi C. says
Hi Janet, A friend just told me about your blog and I LOVE IT! So glad!! Do you just bottle your applesauce?
I'm so glad your friend told me about my blog. I do bottle my own applesauce, but in times of need I'm not opposed to buying some.
I have polished off a loaf of this myself. It can be addicting. I hope you love it.
HI Cristina, Here is the recipe formulated for sea level. You can still use applesauce:
1 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons low fat yogurt or sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup walnuts
Directions are the same as above. You can use 1/2 cup oil and omit the applesauce altogether if you wish.
I hope this helps. Happy baking.
hi janet!!! i just came back to this recipe and realized the applesauce version is the one for high altitude. can you give me any suggestions on how i could make it with applesauce at sea level?? thanks!!!
it does, thanks so much!!! 🙂
Hi Cristina, I make my applesauce by peeling and coring about 10 tart apples. Cut the apples into 1-inch size chunks and add about 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Place in a large pot and cover the pot. Simmer until the apples are soft. I taste the apples and determine how much sugar I want to add. It depends on how sweet you like it. Add sugar and about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, depending on how much spice you would like. If you want smooth applesauce, put the cooked apples into a blender, food processor or just mash with a potato masher. Does that help. Send me an email, if you would like more detailed info. It's pretty easy.
hi janet!!! do you think you could share your recipe for apple sauce too?? i'm peruvian, and store-bought apple sauce is imported here from the states so it's kind of expensive. i've found a few recipes online but i'd love to know how you make it!! thanks!!
I own that race!!!
Just ate some- yummy! Good luck at Boston! Rock that Marathon. I'm jealous of your abilities. I'll be sitting on the couch.