I love keeping fresh fruit around the house for healthy snacks…and bananas are one of my favorites. But despite my best intentions, sometimes I don’t get to the bananas before they begin to turn brown. But that’s quite alright because the overripe bananas are perfect for this delicious banana-walnut bread…jackpot!
Unlike other banana breads which often turn out dry unless you add a whole bottle of oil, this recipe relies on butter and simple, quality ingredients to coax an amazing flavor from the bananas.
Tip: I actually prefer pecans instead of walnuts in this recipe. Walnuts are the most common partner to bananas, but I find the nuttiness of pecans actually creates a tastier bread. So pick your fave and swap in and out.
Hint: If you are trying to sneak in some healthy ingredients, this recipe works well with 1/2 All-Purpose flour and 1/2 whole-wheat flour. Try it both ways…the extra depth of flavor from the whole wheat flour will make you fall in love with this bread all over again!
So grab those overripe bananas off the counter and get to baking…then sit down with a hot cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the season!