Sooo, i got this recipe off of MSN one morning. I'm telling you, if God made banana bread, he'd use this recipe.
First, i love making banana bread, it makes the house smell sooooooooo good. I've tried dozens of recipes, some better than others, but NEVER have i found one this FAB! Not only is it to die for delish, but it is soooo pretty. You MUST make this. Make it for your family or friends because as soon as the bite into it, they will know how much you adore them :)
Nutty Banana Bread
Yields 6 to 8 servings
2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. kosher salt
1/2 c. sugar (recipe called for 1 cup - don't do it. You don't need it, and lets think about not getting diabetes later in life, shall we?)
1/2 c. canola oil
2 large eggs
1 t. pure vanilla extract
3 medium bananas, mashed
1/2 c. walnuts, finely minced (about 2 oz.)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan.
In as mall bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
2. In a medium bowl, beat together the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanillauntil well combined. Alternately add the dry ingredients and thebuttermilk in three additions. Gently stir in the bananas and nuts.
3. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 5minutes. Carefully turn out the loaf to finish cooling on a wire rack.
FYI - i end up baking mine a bit longer - like 1 hour and 5 minutes - the bread is super moist so be careful not to underbake.