Sunday, July 18, 2010

Banana Walnut Bread

I was organizing the freezer this morning and out fell two bananas (once the bananas get too ripe I toss them in the freezer to use in baking).  They were trying to tell me something. This is a recipe that I adapted from my grandmother's recipe for panetela.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 very ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup milk
1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
oatmeal (optional)

In a large bowl using a fork combine your softened butter with the sugar, add the eggs. Cut up your ripe bananas and add them to your mixture. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Chop 1 cup walnuts and stir into mixture. In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients: flour,  baking powder and salt. Measure one cup of milk. Slowly add a little of the dry ingredients a bit of milk and stir. Continue until all the ingredients have been added.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 2 bread pans. Pour your mixture equally into each pan. Sprinkle the tops with oatmeal (optional) and bake for 45 minutes.


  1. Sounds very good and healthy. That would be good for breakfast!

  2. God, I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Looks fabulous! Happy weekend, family! Hugs.