Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread
Makes:
24
servings for 2 loaves
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
105
minutes
based on 351 reviews
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Banana Nut Bread is a great way to start the morning. Save your ripe bananas for this recipe by peeling and storing them in the freezer.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups (about 7 medium) mashed very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.

COMBINE flour, dry milk, baking powder and cinnamon in medium bowl. Beat eggs, bananas, sugar and oil in large mixer bowl on medium speed. Gradually beat in flour mixture; stir in nuts. Spoon into prepared pans.

BAKE for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.



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Sooooooooo Gooooooood

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Roberta Kelly from HUNTSVILLE, MO

Very easy, moist and I like to add dates to this. everyone that has had it has asked for the recipe.

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    very good

    Kiki Harrison from Itasca, Illinois

    I absolutely loved it! It stayed moist because I kept it covered. Though there was a lot of extra batter at the end, I had enough to fill another pan!

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    banana nut bread

    donya h from

    I have had better. The cinnamon was little overpowering. Not as moist as I like. I will keep using my usual recipe I think.

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    Not low-fat

    Michele Stavola from

    It sounds good, but it is a lot of calories!

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    Banana Nut bread`

    Art Peters from SASKATOON, SK

    I made this today and it is very good , and I would make it again ,But cut the recipe in Half as it is a lot of bread.

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    Fun and easy to make

    Denise Garcia from Houston, TX

    I made this bread but I did end up changing some of it and I don't think that it was for the best. I used olive oil and I halved the recipe. It was kind of crispy on the outside and not cooked too well on the very middle top. But what did cook well was delicious.

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    Yum!

    DEBRA WHEELER from BELLEVILLE, IL

    This was an easy recipe and saved me a couple of times when I had to bring in a treat for my Sunday School class!

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    Wonderful Stuff

    A Edwards from Berlin, PA

    I made this recipe for the first time yesterday, it was a lot easier than I had thought it would be, my 4 year old has eaten nothing else since I made it, I think I'll have to make it again soon!

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    banana nut bread

    Diane Magoon from Wilson, NY

    I made this for my kids and to get my son to eat bananas at all, I add chocolate chips to the recipe instead of nuts and then he will actually eat it. But it is good either way. Thank you

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    loaf fell apart

    emma melo from Sierra Vista, AZ

    I tried this recipe but was not impressed. After taking the loaf out of the pans, the bread fell apart. The outside was very dark but the middle was undercooked.

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    Yummy Banana Nut Bread

    patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

    My mother make this went I was little it was good.I make this recipe for her and she got her recipe out of her box and put this one in her box.I guess she like this one better Thank.

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    Family favorite

    tina from

    I love this recipe! But instead of a loaf pan I put the mixture in an oiled muffin pan. They did not even last a hour.

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    Light and delicious

    Daniel Zimmermann from UNLISTED, NJ

    This bread was light and delicious. It wasn't dense like many banana breads. I beat the eggs, oil, sugar, and banana for several minutes before adding the flour. This could have made the bread lighter by whipping in more air. I don't like the taste of powdered milk and was pleasantly surprised that the bread had absolutely no flavor of powdered milk. You'd never even know it was in there. I made three small changes to the recipe: 1. I halved everything and made one loaf instead of two. 2. I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. 3. I used pecans instead of walnuts only because we had pecans and no walnuts. I also lined the loaf pan with wax paper to make it easier to remove the bread from the pan. This is an excellent recipe - highly recommended!

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    YUM-O!

    Angela Marion from FOREST HILL, MD

    I loved my mother's banana nut bread growing up so I made this last week for my family. They loved it! We even froze some to enjoy later! Highly recommended!

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    Banana Nut Bread

    DANIEL MCCLURG from LEAVENWORTH, KS

    I've made banana nut bread for Chrstmas gift for years and I add chocolate chips to the recept and everyone loves them

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    great choice

    catherine heavener from IUKA, MS

    ive researched several banana nut bread recipes, but this one isn't very hard and my family loves it!!!

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    Very Good with "Light" Changes

    Shari Mangels from SELINSGROVE, PA

    I've been looking for a good banana bread recipe. This one sounded great but fattening with the oil and sugar so I substituted plain applesauce and Splenda. It can out a little dense but still tasted really good. My little ones gobbled it up.

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    Dad loved it!

    Rhonda Spain from SANTA FE, TX

    Great Bread. Made it for my dad and he loved it!

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    bannana bread

    Bonnie Bonnie from SANTA ROSA, CA

    my granddaughter loves making this with me. She has almost as much fun as me. Thanks

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    Banana Nut Bread

    Amy Vertin from JOLIET, IL

    I love this recipe in the fall! It makes the house smell wonderful. I get many compliments on how moist the bread is.

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    Banana Nut Bread

    Linda Waldrop from FORT WORTH, TX

    This bread was awsome! It was the best Banana Bread I have had since I quit my bakery job! Thanks!

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    zuccini

    Jennifer Shippee from GREENVILLE, NH

    I substituted 2c shredded zuccini for the banana, mmmmm!

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    Easy and versitile.

    Barbara Moore from KENT, WA

    This is an easy recipe and is quite versitle. I can add more nuts (in fact double the nuts) because my family loves nuts. I can add more spices, such as cloves, nutmeg and more cinnamon. My favorite trick is to reduce the sugar by 1/4 and add half and half brown and granulated sugars. The Carnation Powdered Milk is great because you can add more and give your family a calcium boost along with extra proteins. All this to say that this a great recipe! If you are seriously watching colesterol and want to cut back on the eggs, just add more bananas in the amount to compensate for fewer eggs. You can do anything with this recipe. I have even added purreed squash (I grew too many) as an egg substitute. Zucinni and yellow squash have a mild flavor that yeilds to the stronger banana and spice flavors.

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    Banana cho bread

    Joey Yee from KL, CT

    yummy.....i hv baked this banana bread in this morning, it was so delicious. but i replaced the nut with some dark chopped chocolate.. it taste even better.

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    good anytime

    Chrissie Foote from ,

    This bread taste good not only for breakfast but anytime you want a snack. My whole family loves it. It is also so easy to make.

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    Yummy

    Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

    I love banana bread and this recipe is perfect. This bread is so delicious and really makes your home smell so good while it is baking.

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    Banana Nut Bread

    Morgan Towle from FAIRVIEW, OK

    This is an awesome recipe. I've never made homemade banana nut bread, I always cheat and use a box mix. This was sooooo simple and delicious that I will be making it this way from now on. THANX!

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    my first banana nut bread.

    vicky nguyen from richmond, KY

    i never thought i could bake a banana nut bread, but now with this recipe my husband said i make the best banana nut bread, my family love it.

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    Banana But Bread

    Radhika Abdul from Mississauga, ON

    An excellent recipe that works great for breakfast, also as a night-time snack. also not fatenning.

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    Easy to make, favorrful hit with the family!

    Cathleen Doble from COLUSA, CA

    Great tasting treat for the family. I put the bread batter in 3 8x4" pans. Gave one to the neighbor and the family finished the other two in one day. It was easy to make. Thanks for another fantastic recipe.

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    Banana Nut Bread

    Mecardy Bunn from HAMPTON, VA

    This is the recipe that my Mother use to bake. I was glad to find it again so that I can bake it for my grandchildren. We think it is delicious.

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    BANANA NUT BREAD

    anna gacovino from PORT RICHEY, FL

    I HAVE TO THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE I BEEN LOOKING FOR A LIGHT BANANA NUT BREAD FOR SOME TIME. MY OLDEST DAUGHTER LOVES THE LIGHT AND AIRLY TEXTURE IT HAS.

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    Sooooooooo Gooooooood

    Roberta Kelly from HUNTSVILLE, MO

    Very easy, moist and I like to add dates to this. everyone that has had it has asked for the recipe.

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    Fantastic & Simple

    Ashley Wallace from CHICAGO, IL

    This is a very easy to follow recipe and the aroma in the house when the bread is baking is indescribable. Add a few handfuls of golden raisins to the mix, and this is pure heaven.

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    BANANA NUT BREAD

    JENNY LONZRICK from BEAVER DAM, WI

    THIS BANANA NUT BREAD WAS VERY EASY TO MAKE AND DELICIOUS. ALMOST AS GOOD AS GRANDMA'S RECIPE. LOVED BY MY FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

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    Banana Nut Bread

    Edrena Burkley from Lancaster, CA

    This was a very good tasting banana bread recipe. Simple to make and very nutritious for the kids. It was gone the first day. This will be a regular at my house.

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    Banana Nut Bread

    Victoria Gharfeh from Bartlesville, OK

    I looked everywehre before I checked what you have for Banana Nut Bread and I wish I looked at your site first because this was the best of all and espically using the Carnation milk made it just great I made 3 loafs and I will be backing 4 more to take to some firends thank you

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    Very moist

    GRETCHEN JENKINS from MARSHALLTOWN, IA

    I've had a hard time finding a moist recipe. This one is good. I thought the cinnamon was pleasantly subtle. (I have a cinnamon hater.) I'll definitely make this again.

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    Very good

    Amy Hicks from Wilson, NC

    This is easy to make and is very delicious. My family loves to eat it as a breakfast item, for a snack, or even to satisfy that late night sweet tooth. Just great!

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    bread

    jo oliver from LEESBURG, FL

    -this is a great recipe to make in small loaves for a church bake sale. i am sure it will be profitable

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    Great Bread

    Victoria Manis from OMAHA, NE

    My family just loved it. I know have to save up some more banana's to make more.

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    simply irresistable

    lashae parish from detroit, MI

    I've made this bread for my sisters and i omitted the nuts because I'm allergic. This was still the most heavenly bread I've ever tasted.

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    BANANA NUT BREAD

    Deb WEITZEL from BOCA RATON, FL

    VERY GOOD! MY FAMILY LOVES THIS, (ESPECIALLY MY HUSBAND.) I THINK THEY LET THE BANANAS GET RIPE SO I'LL BANANA BREAD!

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    banana nut bread

    ramya sola from SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH

    I love this recipe as bananas are found all through the year and inexpensive like most fruits. my family loves bread. A very nice recipe.

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    Exceptional

    Catherine Smith from Toronto, ON

    This is the best banana bread recipe that I have ever tried. I decided to put in chocolate chips and applesauce, instead of oil and brown sugar instead of white it turned out great. Next time I am going to try half white flour and whole wheat to make it more healthy

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    Very Tasty Bread

    Catherine Jones from St. Louis, MO

    I made this bread over the weekend. It was moist and nutty it was a big hit with my family. Thanks for the recipe.

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    So Easy and Tasty

    STEPHEN DEVERS from Carrollton, TX

    I have tried several recipes of Banana Nut Bread in the past and this one listed here has surpassed my expectations of trying to find another one to keep around. It is so very similar to my Mom's of tasting, I think the hint of Cinnamon in this Bread makes it the biggest hit. Thank you for having this site to use recipes from.

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    Quick and Easy!

    Linda Ball from Groveland, FL

    This is a quick and easy recipe and an excellent way to use your over-ripe bananas. As a matter of fact, the riper the bananas are, the more flavorful the bread seems to be.

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    Banana bread

    Christine Webb from Edgewater, FL

    I enjoyed this recipe, I had always used my grandmother's so I decided to give yours a try. Now I can have a little varity when I am baking.

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    Yummy treat

    Karen Dulaney from SYCAMORE, PA

    Very easy to make and a big hit at my house!

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    Great

    LINDA SIMPSON from Saltsburg, PA

    One of the easiest to make. Just Great!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 310
  • Calories from Fat: 120
  • Total Fat: 14g (21% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (14% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 35mg (12% of DV)
  • Sodium: 115mg (5% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 43g (14% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (7% of DV)
  • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups (about 7 medium) mashed very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.

COMBINE flour, dry milk, baking powder and cinnamon in medium bowl. Beat eggs, bananas, sugar and oil in large mixer bowl on medium speed. Gradually beat in flour mixture; stir in nuts. Spoon into prepared pans.

BAKE for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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