Delicious and moist this banana bread is a keeper. The family even asked for more.
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4.8 from 5 votes

Banana Walnut Bread

Traditional recipe ypur grandma used to make. Moist and delicious.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Bakery
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, moist, walnut
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Basic
Servings: 15
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed banana approx 3 large bananas
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk ** see tip below
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. I used Pam breaking spray, then wiped the pan thoroughly with a paper towel to remove the excess.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until well-incorporated. Stir in mashed banana, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Stir in one third of the flour mixture, followed by half of the buttermilk. Stir in another third of the flour mixture, followed by the remaining buttermilk and the rest of the flour mixture. Mix just until no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Fold in the walnuts and pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean and the bread springs back when lightly pressed.
  • Allow cake to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.


**Tip:You can make your own buttermilk by putting 1 Tbs white vinegar in a measuring cup and fill it up to the one cup line with milk. I used 1% and it came out fine. Let stand for 10 minutes.
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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg