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Easy Banana Bread With Walnuts


I love banana bread with walnuts. What’s not to love?

Up until recently, I would just purchase banana bread at my favorite bakery or coffee shop.

Even my daughter, who hates bananas, will eat them if they’re baked into a delicious cake.

Since the family was home a lot more over the last year, I’ve had time to do a little more baking and finally gave making banana bread a shot.

Here’s the thing about baking banana bread. It’s so easy to make that you might be tempted to take shortcuts. 

Trust me, do not take shortcuts.

Tips for Making Easy Banana Bread With walnuts

The first time I made banana bread a few months ago, I didn’t mash the bananas up enough.

My kids, even the one who likes bananas, were not pleased.

Make sure you mash the bananas, y’all. 

The next time I made it, I took my time and made sure there were no chunks to be seen. The whole family gobbled that loaf right on up!

Next, when you’re making the bread batter, resist the urge to stir.

Instead, you want to fold the ingredients into each other. 

There’s nothing worse than a dense, heavy banana bread that’s also dry because you over-stirred.

Ask me how I know. *face palm*

Finally, make sure you choose add-ins that everyone will like.

Don’t put raisins in your banana bread unless you know the whole family enjoys raisins in baked goods (I do not. Like, ever.). 

I’m a sucker for nuts in baked goods, though, so this banana bread with walnuts recipe checks all of my boxes. 

This Banana Bread Recipe is Amazing

Alright, so I don’t want to hype this up too much, but I can’t help myself. This banana bread recipe is not only easy, but it’s super delicious, too!

There’s a brown sugar and walnut topping that is just ridiculously yummy, and your family is sure to love it.

Eat it while it’s warm with a cup of milk, or a hot cup of tea or coffee. 

Honestly, this would even make a good dessert. 

Yield: 8 slices

Easy Banana Bread With Walnuts

banana bread with walnut

This easy to make banana bread with brown sugar and walnuts is perfect for breakfast, snack time, or any time really! It only takes about 15 minutes to put together, then you let the oven do its thing!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ - 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Spray loaf pan with baking spray
  3. In a large bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl stir together eggs, mashed bananas, melted butter and vanilla.
  5. Pour liquid mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and add walnuts.
  6. Don't stir. Instead, use a rubber spatula and fold the wet ingredients into the dry. 
  7. Mix until all of the dry ingredients are no longer visible and pour into loaf pan.
  8. In a small bowl, melt the butter for topping.
  9. Add brown sugar and chopped walnuts, stir until combined.
  10. Spread crumble over the top of the bread mixture in loaf pan.
  11. Bake for 50-60 mins or until an inserted knife comes out clean
  12. Rest for 10 mins in pan and then on a wire cooling rack for 15-20 min before serving.
  13. Allow the bread time to cool so that it doesn’t fall apart when you cut it. 


This banana bread can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 605Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 495mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 4gSugar: 44gProtein: 9g


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