Banana bread always jumps to my head when I’m feeling like a quick baking session. I will always make sure we have bananas in the house so I can have over ripe bananas at least 2-3 times a month. Sometimes I freeze the bananas (peeled and cut up) and use them for smoothies when I feel like it. The other times those bananas will end up being baked.
This is my favourite recipe yet! A great banana bread for me has to have a nice golden brown colour, have a crispy and crunchy outer layer, be moist, be nutty, have a caramel sugary taste but it can’t be overly sweet, and finally it has to leave me wanting MORE!
Enjoy this super moist melt in your mouth Honey Walnut Banana Bread 🙂
- 3-4 ripe bananas (mashed)
- 110 grams butter (room temp)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs (room temp)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup of plain flour
- 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
- Preheat your oven to 180C (160C fan-forced)
- In a large mixing bowl of stand mixer (or hand mixer) add the mashed bananas, butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder and salt.
- Using the paddle attachment on medium speed mix all the ingredients together until it’s all combined. Don’t worry too much if there are a few banana lumps here and there.
- Fold in sifted flour.
- Fold in gently the chopped walnuts.
- Pour the batter into a loaf tin and sprinkle the left over nuts over the top.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes.
- Check is cake is done with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean.
- You really don’t want to over beat this batter once you add the flour and oats to it, that’s what keeps it moist and crumbly.
- You’ll probably notice the edges and bottom, brown fairly quickly, but if you’d like to see more color on the top of the bread, turn off the oven after it’s done and switch it to the broiler on high for a few minutes (maybe just 2-3 minutes), till the top is a nice golden. Keep a close eye on it!
- Optional: Original recipe adds 1/2 cup of oats at the same time as the flour but I omitted it. I like my banana bread pretty simple