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Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

There is no better way to use ripe bananas than by baking a batch of moist, buttery banana bread. Loaded with banana flavor and walnuts, this recipe gets added crunch from the brown sugar and walnut streusel topping. Makes a great housewarming gift!
Makes: 8-10 servings
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Lightly spray pan with vegetable cooking spray.

Step 2

For topping, combine 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, ¼ cup walnuts and 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl; mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.

Step 3

In small bowl, combine 1 2/3 cups flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Step 4

In large bowl, beat 6 tablespoons butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, bananas and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix just until blended. (Do not over mix.) Gently stir in ½ cup walnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle streusel evenly over batter.

Step 5

Bake 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack 15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

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all-purpose flour

1 2/3 cups + 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (divided)

firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

chopped walnuts

3/4 cup chopped walnuts (divided)

butter or margarine

8 tablespoons softened butter or margarine (divided)

baking powder

2 teaspoons baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt

granulated sugar

2/3 cup granulated sugar


2 eggs

ripe bananas

3 medium ripe bananas (peeled and mashed)



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