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walnut banana bread on cutting board with two slices cut

Walnut Banana Bread

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This sweet banana bread with walnuts can be made for breakfast or dessert. Wonderful alone or warm with melted butter.


Units Scale
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl mash bananas with a fork. Add sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla and mix until blended.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Add dry mixture to the wet and stir until just combined, do not overmix.
  5. Fold in walnuts and pour into prepared pan. Tap pan to let batter settle evenly.
  6. Bake for 1 hour 5 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. let cool on rack 10 minutes before removing from pan. Can be served warm or cool.


  • Bread slices better when cool but tastes delicious still warm from the oven even if it crumbles!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 369
  • Sugar: 24.8 g
  • Sodium: 311.4 mg
  • Fat: 20.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.4 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.2 mg

Keywords: walnut banana bread