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Banana Walnut Bread

Breads, Fruit

  • 14
  • 10 min
  • 55 min

Submitted by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D.


  • ½ cup (1 stick) soften butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas peeled & sliced
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour*
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)


Banana bread is a great way to use those really ripe bananas. This recipe is very easy. My granddaughter loves to make this banana bread recipe. In fact,  she made banana walnut bread for our Thanksgiving dinner.


Per Serving:  268 calories, 4 grams protein, 13 grams of fat, 35 grams of CHO,  2 grams of dietary fiber, 115 mg sodium.





Mix flour, baking powder and cinnamon and set aside. Cream softened butter & sugar with a mixer. Then add eggs and vanilla. Mix until blended. Add bananas. Mix in flour mixture until just blended. Stir in walnuts & chocolate chips (optional).  Spread into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 55 minutes in a 350 degrees oven. To determine doneness, insert toothpick into center, if it comes out clean, the bread is done. Let cool for 10 minutes. Loosen edges from pan with a knife and remove from pan & cool on a wire rack.


*If you want you can use 1 cup of whole wheat flour with 1 cup of white flour.

Shopping List

1 stick butter


2 eggs

vanilla extract

3 ripe bananas

all-purpose flour

baking powder


chopped walnuts


Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 44 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara currently writes a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker, a mother and grandmother to 13 grandchildren.    



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