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Banana Walnut Bread

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana walnut bread, classic banana bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 263 kcal
Classic Banana Walnut bread is always a winning way to use up ripe bananas. Fresh out of the oven or freezer friendly, this is the best banana bread recipe out there! 


  • 3/4 cup sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 aged bananas peeled and mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • Butter or Baking Flavored Cooking Spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together shortening, sugar and eggs. Add mashed bananas and blend on low until incorporated. Over blending or beating will result in tough bread, so keep it slow.
  2. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Gradually add to wet mixture until combined.
  3. By hand, fold in walnuts with a spatula. Lightly coat a 9-inch bread pan with cooking spray and line bottom with parchment paper for easy removal. Transfer batter into bread pan.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until top is lightly brown and it passes the toothpick test. If the top starts to brown too fast loosely cover with a leaf of aluminum foil.
  5. Allow to cool slightly before eating. Store wrapped in aluminum foil at room temperature or freeze. Enjoy!
  6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Banana Walnut Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.