Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Banana Bread

This is Paula Deen's Walnut Banana Bread.  I took it from her new cookbook Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible.  I made it minus the walnuts.  

1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 large or 3 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup walnuts, lightly toasted (or you could use chocolate chips instead)

  1. Place a rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with butter or some kind of oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the bananas, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.  Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture just to combine.  Stir in the walnuts.  Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
  3. Bake until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean and top is golden brown, 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Then pop the bread out of the pan and let cool completely on the rack before slicing and serving.

Makes 1 nine inch loaf

When the bananas are getting ripe, I always make this.  The kids will eat this sometimes better than a banana. 
I will link this to: 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
This Chick Cooked at This Chick Cooks
Friday Food at Mom Trends
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
What's It Wednesday   at Ivy and Elephants  
Thriving on Thursdays  at Domesblissity


Leslie said...

I love warm bread from the oven! This looks delicious, but just about every Paula recipe I've tried is! What a pretty Parisian plate, too. Thanks for sharing!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love banana nut bread. Yum!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I keep saying I'm going to make banana bread. And I don't seem to get around to it. I eat lots of bananas on my cereal though!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love banana bread with walnuts. It goes great with breakfast.

Geneva said...

I can't think of a better way to use up ripe bananas... this recipe looks mouth watering good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That sure looks good Sherry! I love banana bread.

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

That looks very tasty!

Rosalie said...

Das sieht sehr lecker aus. Hmmm und duftet!
Liebe Rosaliegrüße ∙∙♥♥∙∙

Cynthia said...

I will be trying this for sure. I love banana bread. Thanks.

Curtains in My Tree said...

One of my weakness's banana bread. I also love your sweet little cup in the post below, my friend just bought me a sweet litle tea cup

Shine said...

Yummmmmm! Can't wait to try this version.....but not till I get home:) Blessings sweet friend and thanks so much for stopping by! Shine

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Mmmmmm. That looks delicious. I'll be right over to have some and I'll bring hot tea with lemon to go with it! ;)

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

I love banana bread - I'll have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Town and Country Gals said...

Itlooks delicious, banana bread is my favorite but have never made it! I can't wait to give it a try! I think it will be the perfect thing to have in the morning with my coffee! Thanks for visiting and following, I'm your newest follower and will be back often!

oldthings said...

It looks delicious !I'll try to do it !

sparklegem said...

Banana Bread! I love it. Especially with walnuts. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Sunny Simple Life said...

This sounds so good. We eat a lot of banana bread around here.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Wish I had a slice of your banana bread! It looks delicious and heart warming. Thanks for including it at Foodie Friday!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for linking Sherry, it looks so yummy I can almost taste it! I have to give it a try!

Maria said...

Mmmm this looks wonderful! Banana bread is my absolute favorite, so good and so comforting! Yum!!!

Anonymous said...

I love banana bread. I actually have about 6 brown bananas in my freezer right now just begging to be a banana bread. Maybe this weekend.

Thanks for linking up to Friday Food at Momtrends.com!